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.

Remote deals, eClosings: Client-friendly tech for home buying

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Remote transactions, speedier mortgage approval times and eClosings make for sleeker and faster real estate deals.

Quick tips for would-be appraisers

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Appraisers, the real estate professionals who estimate the value of land and buildings, work nationwide and the need for these professionals is constant.

AQB proposes new appraisal qualification requirements

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The Appraiser Qualifications Board released its most recent proposed changes on Sept. 15 to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. These changes, if approved, will impact the qualifications needed to become a property appraiser.