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?”

Valuation Cowboy

I have known Andy Arledge for 4 or 5 years now.  He is the creative force behind Appraiser Genie.  The genie is a tool that he sells to a appraisers that assists with data importation, analysis and report writing.  I have spent enough time with Andy to know that he is a man of integrityContinue reading “Valuation Cowboy”

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”

Real estate Agents and Appraisers

Real Estate Agents and Appraisers July 5, 2018 Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, Member of RAC   I live in a wonderful community.  I love Charlottesville, VA.  We got some bad press last year because of a bunch of outsiders using our community as a match to set off a flame.  This area has a veryContinue reading “Real estate Agents and Appraisers”

Valuer’s Dozen: Rachel Massey

  Rachel Massey, SRA, AI-RRS, IFA and a member of RAC, is not just a colleague but a friend.  I have now known Rachel for at least 5 years.  We have written many blogs together and share conversations via telephone many times a year.  Rachel is a well-respected residential appraiser.  She cares deeply about the professionContinue reading “Valuer’s Dozen: Rachel Massey”