Appraisal & Valuation Archive

Increase Your Business by Doing Appraisals for FHA

The credit crisis is hurting all aspects of the real estate industry – including appraisers. Conventional mortgages are requiring bigger down payments again and subprime mortgage products are nearly impossible to find. One way for appraisers to expand their...
August 20, 2008

Fannie/Freddie’s Stock Price and the Cuomo Agreement

Fannie and Freddie’s stock has fallen rather dramatically over the last month or so, and I am curious what impact this may have on the New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s Home Valuation Code of Conduct. My gut tells...
August 19, 2008

Enough Blame To Go Around

This is the text of a blog I wrote last fall. Sadly, things have gotten even worse since then. However, I stand by my original assertions–there is enough blame to go around. The vast majority of REALTORS and Appraisers...

Just How Effective is the Appraisal Subcommittee?

The AP recently published a fascinating article on the appraisal regulatory structure. There are countless quotes in the article that we will likely discuss in the future. However, the portion that stood out most to me is the one...
August 18, 2008

Welcome to the Blog

Welcome to the Appraisal Insight blog. The goal of this blog is to keep you updated on current appraisal issues and to find out how they affect you. I will be one of the wrtiers of this blog. My...
August 18, 2008