recruit more appraisers

It’s a song we’ve heard time and time again—we need more appraisers as more and more people are retiring and leaving the profession. The problem isn’t going to go away anytime soon—appraisers are getting older and older. According to these numbers from the Appraisal Institute, 70% of appraisers are over the age of 50! With…

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Things appraisers want sellers to know

Wouldn’t it be so much easier if there was a blog filled with all of the things appraisers want sellers to know? Oh, we just wrote one? Guess you’re in luck! That’s right, we’re unveiling all the mysteries! (Well . . . maybe not all of them, then you wouldn’t need us if you knew…

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Manufactured home appraisals

There is growing demand for alternative types of housing as prices for traditional single-family residences soar and it’s becoming more and more difficult for people to afford those homes. One attractive alternative type of home is the manufactured or modular home, which is built elsewhere and then moved to the final site. In fact, according…

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home appraisal

With so much chatter out there about different kinds of home appraisals (especially since the pandemic has increased some of these appraisal types and decreased others), we thought we’d write something about the different home appraisal types and their pros and cons. While we’re not addressing appraisal waivers here, we’d like to point out that…

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how-appraisers-choose-comps

Appraisers have to be really methodical about how they pick comparable properties, or comps, when they are doing home appraisals. There are extensive guidelines from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the FHA about what constitutes an appropriate comp for a home appraisal. Here’s a peek into how appraisers pick comps and how they affect a…

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Appraisal

You may wonder why a home’s sales price and appraisal value sometimes don’t match up. Whether you’re buying a home or selling a home, it’s important to know how they can differ, especially in today’s hot housing market. Home Sales Price The housing market is, of course, influenced by the fluctuations of supply and demand.…

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How COVID-19 Changed the Housing Industry Forever

COVID-19 changed the housing industry in so many ways, from how buyers view potential homes to how loans close. While we all know the world will go back to “normal” at some point, some of these changes are going to be with us forever. The pandemic has required all of us to use technology to…

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2021 Housing Market

Everyone’s excited that 2021 is finally here, and we can’t blame them! We’re excited for the new year, too. Even though 2020 was a bummer for so many reasons, the housing market was not one of them. In fact, it was a bright spot in the economy, and no one expects that to change this…

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Appraisal Technology

One thing we’ve been talking about a lot this year is the fact that homeowners to lenders to buyers want to get a mortgage more quickly. It seems reasonable, too, given all of the advances in technology within the housing industry recently to utilize appraisal technology—especially during 2020. The Pandemic Has Changed Appraisals The housing…

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Home Appraisal Myths

No matter how many times you’ve been through the process, the prospect of a home appraisal can seem a little daunting. With the cobweb of people involved, it’s understandable that your clients may feel a little bit confused. So, to help everyone through the process, we’ve compiled a list of the top seven home appraisal…

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