30 State Appraisal Organizations are Opposing an Increase in the Appraisal Threshold

Written by Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA The Virginia Coalition of Appraiser Professionals and the remaining “network” of appraiser collations (30 in total) hired council to format and send a comment letter to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the FDIC and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency regarding theContinue reading “30 State Appraisal Organizations are Opposing an Increase in the Appraisal Threshold”

The Valuer in The Mirror

Written by Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA  Maybe I am crazy, but I think all of us deserve a better profession as appraisers than what we have presently within the mortgage and lending world.  We are in an era where the profession is changing fast.  We have many players out there that want to limit orContinue reading “The Valuer in The Mirror”

Is Smartexchange resulting in USPAP Non-Compliance?

Written by Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA  This blog is likely going to stir up controversy. It is likely going to have a few folks calling me a loyalist to a la mode, or other similar things.  Am I a loyalist?  I do not see myself as such, but a la mode has been the onlyContinue reading “Is Smartexchange resulting in USPAP Non-Compliance?”

Does The Government Want to Do Away With Appraisals?

The Appraisal Institute has put out legislative action link that will let you communicate with your representatives on the federal level.   Follow the link to make your voice heard   Urge the Federal Banking Regulators to Protect Consumers and Safety and Soundness!   The Federal bank regulatory agencies have proposed to increase the residential appraisalContinue reading “Does The Government Want to Do Away With Appraisals?”

The Six Elements of Green Part 1 Speaking the Language

The purpose of this series of articles is help appraisers and agents see why communication is so important.  For agents it can be important for ethical market and for appraises it can be a major property productivity analysis item. ***** As residential real estate professionals we keep getting smacked over the head with the termContinue reading “The Six Elements of Green Part 1 Speaking the Language”

Experienced and New: A Review of Appraiserfest 2018

Originally posted at : http://appraisersblogs.com/experienced-n-new-appraiserfest-review Experienced and New: A Review of Appraiserfest 2018 By Tom Horn, SRA and Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA Member of RAC A Newbie Conference Attendee’s Take on Appraiserfest 2018 Tom Horn, SRA I just got back from the first ever Appraiserfest conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, and while it is freshContinue reading “Experienced and New: A Review of Appraiserfest 2018”

Appraiser Fest

Folks, we are just a couple of weeks from AppraiserFest. If you serve the housing and financial services sector, The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX is the place to be this November 1-2-3. The Appraisers Economic Forum (AppraiserFest) is a unique conference offering to the valuation profession that I am very interested toContinue reading “Appraiser Fest”

Moving to a New Market

  I have seen several folks on social media asking what it takes to pick up stakes and move to a new market.  I am surprised at the advice and lack of GSE and FHA/USDA understanding out there regarding such a thing.  While Fannie Mae, Freddie MAC, FHA and USDA do not prohibit an appraiserContinue reading “Moving to a New Market”

The Queen of Green

July 6, 2018   Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA, LEED Green Associate, NAR GREEN Designee has been a meaningful member of the valuation profession for many years.  I first met Sandy when I was taking the last class and demonstration alternative for my SRA designation.  Sandy was the facilitator for that week.  I was immediately impressedContinue reading “The Queen of Green”