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With all the posts and conversation about poor appraisers, I just wanted to take a moment to provide some insight to exactly what appraisers deal with from AMCs and underwriters.  Remember, neither the AMC nor the underwriter have any local knowledge and limited, if any, appraisal training. I rec...
02/24/2010
Overwhelming sentiment seems to feel that HVCC has resulted in poor appraisals by unknowledgable, distant appraisers.  This is, in fact, a result of the HVCC and its result of many lenders using AMCs which hire appraisers based not on qualifications, but rather on who will accept the lowest fee. ...
02/21/2010
Overwhelming sentiment seems to feel that HVCC has resulted in poor appraisals by unknowledgable, distant appraisers.  This is, in fact, a result of the HVCC and its result of many lenders using AMCs which hire appraisers based not on qualifications, but rather on who will accept the lowest fee. ...
02/21/2010
Overwhelming sentiment seems to feel that HVCC has resulted in poor appraisals by unknowledgable, distant appraisers.  This is, in fact, a result of the HVCC and its result of many lenders using AMCs which hire appraisers based not on qualifications, but rather on who will accept the lowest fee. ...
02/21/2010
With the Olympics in full swing and the 4-year fever which accompanies it, many are tempted to get out in the snow and play.  A true Olympic experience can be found in Gaylord, Michigan where the Otsego Club developed a halfpipe to the exact specs of the halfpipe in Vancouver.  During the month o...
02/18/2010
A light may have been turned on at the end of the tunnel for Realtors and Loan Officers who have seen their businesses plummet due to the poor appraisals which have been done by incompetent appraisers since HVCC was adopted.  Today, Ala Mode, an appraisal software company, released a publication ...
02/18/2010
A light may have been turned on at the end of the tunnel for Realtors and Loan Officers who have seen their businesses plummet due to the poor appraisals which have been done by incompetent appraisers since HVCC was adopted.  Today, Ala Mode, an appraisal software company, released a publication ...
02/18/2010
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USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) annually issues a revised edition which updates and clarifies acceptable appraisal practices.  This document sets the minimum guidelines to which all states have enacted complying legislation.  Recent years have had specific language ad...
02/13/2010
Just got a rather typical idiotic request from an underwriter which will appear commonplace to appraisers and shed some light on the difficulties of this profession for others.  I valued a lakefront property for a refi on a popular, highly valued Northern Michigan lake.  The site had 2 parcels - ...
02/13/2010
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SimpleTaxAppeal.com is a new website which assists property owners in Michigan to evaluate their present taxes and appeal those taxes.  The site guides the taxpayer through the system and also allows real estate professionals access to market services needed by the consumer to appeal their taxes....
02/12/2010
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