Could a real estate appraisal career be right for you?

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A real estate appraisal career is perfect for those who have an analytical mind, like to work independently, and seek stability in the real estate market. Appraisals are used for more than lending Real estate appraisers provide a value estimate on land and [...]

New York approves online real estate appraisal training

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New York State now allows people to take New York real estate appraisal courses online. The statewide education requirement changes mean New York residents—whether they live in rural areas or the big city—can learn to become real estate property appraisers from the comfort [...]

Important appraiser qualification changes

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Newly adopted revisions to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria mean big changes for those entering and already part of the residential appraisal profession. The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation, which sets qualifications for real estate appraisers, announced February 1, [...]

Flood insurance: Questions arise in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

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With the recent hurricanes slamming the U.S., property owners were caught flat footed and unprepared for rebuilding costs. Worse, many properties damaged by flood waters were not located in designated flood areas, so were never required to possess flood insurance.

Real estate lessons from Harvey

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Dramatic images from Hurricane Harvey of water up to homes’ rooflines make one wonder if the real estate market in Houston will ever recover.

Appraisers on the fate of appraisal management companies

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The AMC model and its impact on the appraisal industry appears to be changing, as some banks announce plans to bring appraisal ordering back in-house.

Low real estate appraisal? Don’t panic, take action

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REALTORS® are always concerned about low real estate appraisals and sometimes lose sleep over the possibility of unfavorable results.

Scrub your database! Database integrity crucial in real estate and beyond

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Practice database integrity and everyone involved in your real estate transaction wins.

Help your clients lift a low residential appraisal

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Your clients have recently had their home appraised and are shocked at the results. According to the appraiser's report, the value of their home is significantly lower than they were expecting. What do they do now?

Experts discuss what’s in store for appraisers

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Appraisal industry experts address whether technology will replace appraisers and other weighty topics. To gain greater insight into these important topics, OnCourse Real Estate interviewed one of the panelists and The Appraisal Foundation's Director of Appraisal Issues.