When are requests for additional comps and other items a legitimate part of underwriting and when are they a not-so-subtle attempt to influence value? That is a question many appraisers are asking lately. At stake are many things, including whether consumers are really better off after all.
The Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), with its…
Editor’s Note: With declining values come lawsuits and complaints. Somebody has filed a complaint against you with your state’s appraisal board. Now what do you do? Tim Andersen, MAI gives you some suggestions.