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2009 

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Larry Morris invited me to post this MeMe. The rules (which I barely followed) as well as the newly tagged MeMe folks are located at the bottom of the page.  Thanks, Larry J An Appraiser's daily grind is not unlike many real estate professionals.  Driving around, visiting new and interesting plac...
01/24/2009
As lender-based appraisals have declined over the past year, appraisers started to lean on alternative avenues of appraising such as appraisals to contest property taxes.  As markets decline across the US and taxes remain stable, this would seem to be a logical direction for any appraiser... But ...
01/19/2009
I found this thanks to my free subscription to Ann O'Rourke's email which you can subscribe to the Appraisal Today Newsletter by clicking this link.  Countrywide & LandSafe Skimming Appraisal Fees As promissed here it is: Washington homeowners filed a class-action lawsuit against Countrywide, cla...
01/14/2009
Well, we've all had the privilege of experiencing 2008's slippery real estate slopes.  One of my favorite colloquialisms from my dad is: ‘What doesn't kill you will make you stronger'.  I dub that phrase 2008's Appraiser's motto.  With the trifecta of bad luck, greed and bad decisions appraisers ...
01/14/2009
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