Technology Archive

Drones – the Appraiser’s Next Great Tool

The following is a guest post by Greg B. Mays. After years of consideration, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finally published rules on how to integrate drones safely into the National Airspace System (NAS). There is now an...

New Mercury Mobile App May Speed Appraisals

      A new iOS app from a la mode, the Naples, Fla.-based real estate and mortgage technology company, offers a solution to appraisal delays. The app is called Mercury Mobile. It enables appraisers in the field to respond...
February 21, 2014

Center for Realtor Technology Releases Appraisal Dashboard

NAR’s Center for Realtor Technology (CRT) recently released an Appraisal Dashboard.  CRT takes ideas that come from the field and tries to make useful technology applications from those ideas.  The CRT blog indicates that this tool came from an...

Fannie Mae Announces Electronic Appraisal Requirements

Announcement 09-14: Electronic Appraisal Reports, Enhancements to the Loan Delivery File Format, and Mortgage Fraud Reporting, states that effective March 1, 2010, Fannie Mae will require the submission of electronic appraisal reports in the MISMO XML standards. Fannie will...

New Farm Bill Restricts Access to Data

In the recently enacted Farm Bill, there is a provision that makes it more difficult to access data from the United States Department of Agriculture – Farm Service Agency. The provision (Section 1619) was enacted to address privacy concerns....
October 27, 2008