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Do you know the answers to these 5 appraisal & evaluation FAQ’s?
Blog 5 days ago
Do you know the answers to these 5 appraisal & evaluation FAQ’s?

When it comes to what a non-appraiser needs to know about appraisals and evaluations, there’s a lot of different opinions. Some say you should know...

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Cryptocurrency
Blog 1 month ago
5 Things You Might Not Know About Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency: Everywhere you look, there it is. Businesses are offering for you to purchase items with it. Banks and credit unions are investing...

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4 Things You Need To Know About Appraisal Exemptions
Blog 1 month ago
4 Things You Need To Know About Appraisal Exemptions

There’s always one question every appraisal department wants to know: Does this qualify for appraisal exemptions? And depending on the answer,...

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Cryptocurrency
Blog 1 month ago
5 Things You Might Not Know About Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency: Everywhere you look, there it is. Businesses are offering for you to purchase items with it. Banks and credit unions are investing...

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4 Things You Need To Know About Appraisal Exemptions
Blog 1 month ago
4 Things You Need To Know About Appraisal Exemptions

There’s always one question every appraisal department wants to know: Does this qualify for appraisal exemptions? And depending on the answer,...

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Decoding a Commercial Evaluation Report
Blog 2 months ago
Decoding a Commercial Evaluation Report

As you know, we like to stay on top of the latest in commercial real estate, and that includes being knowledgeable of the most recent changes in...

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Getting a Second Opinion- Why, How, & When You Should get a Second Appraisal
Blog 2 months ago
Getting a Second Opinion- Why, How, & When You Should get a Second Appraisal

As parties to a mortgage transaction contingent upon an appraisal, borrowers, and lenders often struggle with a dilemma when they are unhappy with...

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6 Essential Appraisal Regulation Questions & How to Prep for them
Blog 2 months ago
6 Essential Appraisal Regulation Questions & How to Prep for them

When it comes to appraisal regulations in 2018, we know you probably have questions. Whether you’re new to appraisals or just need a refresher on...

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What types of Appraisals are there?
Blog 2 months ago
What types of Appraisals are there?

For those not as well-versed in the appraisal industry, it might come as a surprise that there are many types of appraisals and appraisal reports....

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5 Signs your property appraisal process is outdated
Blog 3 months ago
5 Signs your property appraisal process is outdated

If you find yourself frustrated over your property appraisal process, noticing a few too many inefficiencies, or feel buried under a mountain of...

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What are appraisal review services and when are they needed?
Blog 3 months ago
What are appraisal review services and when are they needed?

Over the years, the appraisal review has become an essential part of the appraisal process. While the review is important for many reasons, it’s...

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What Property Appraisal Methods exist?
Blog 3 months ago
What Property Appraisal Methods exist?

As you know, we’re dedicated to clarifying the appraisal process because we are firm believers in transparency as well as education. In fact, that...

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How Dodd Frank is impacting Community Banks
Blog 3 months ago
How Dodd Frank is impacting Community Banks

The Dodd Frank regulations created and adopted after the financial crisis of 2008 have finally started to roll back, thanks to the new reforms...

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7 myths of home appraisals you might not know
Blog 4 months ago
7 myths of home appraisals you might not know

No matter how many times your bank or credit union handles home appraisals, there still may be a few myths you believe about the entire process. So...

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When should you order an environmental assessment?
Blog 4 months ago
When should you order an environmental assessment?

One of the most essential parts of doing due diligence when purchasing property is having an environmental site assessment, or ESA, completed. An...

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How well is your financial institution managing risk in 2018?
Blog 4 months ago
How well is your financial institution managing risk in 2018?

We’re only halfway through 2018, but a lot has happened in Q1 and Q2, especially when it comes to compliance. From overtime lawsuits to AI tech...

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nCino's cloud-based tech is revolutionizing banking as we know it
Blog 4 months ago
nCino's cloud-based tech is revolutionizing banking as we know it

When people talk about advancements in banking, they aren’t often talking about the monumental shifts that define industries. In this case, because...

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How is a 1004 appraisal report different from an FHA appraisal report?
Blog 4 months ago
How is a 1004 appraisal report different from an FHA appraisal report?

Whether it’s acronyms, numbers, or terms, there is a lot to keep straight when it comes to appraisals. As you know, different types of properties...

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Why routine isn't boring with David Berry of NASB Bank
Blog 4 months ago
Why routine isn't boring with David Berry of NASB Bank

The word “routine” can sometimes imply, for lack of a better word, boring activities. There’s your morning routine, a routine dental procedure, and...

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Will overtime lawsuits change the way your financial institution handles appraisals?
Blog 5 months ago
Will overtime lawsuits change the way your financial institution handles appraisals?

Is your appraisal department compliant with the new FLSA regulations? The most recent overtime lawsuit settlements might show you where you need to...

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Process or Checklist: the nitty gritty of an appraisal review
Blog 7 months ago
Process or Checklist: the nitty gritty of an appraisal review

While historically banks focused just on the appraisal, in the past decade, the appraisal review has become a more significant part of the...

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5 ways AI is impacting financial technology
Blog 7 months ago
5 ways AI is impacting financial technology

Long gone are the days when Artificial Intelligence (AI) was a thing of Science Fiction movies and television shows. Today, AI aids with day-to-day...

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Who's responsible for appraisal fees? — it pays to know
Blog 8 months ago
Who's responsible for appraisal fees? — it pays to know

Whether you are the borrower, appraiser, lender, or the AMC—it pays to know just who is responsible for appraisal fees in real estate transactions....

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The 411 on the ECOA
Blog 8 months ago
The 411 on the ECOA

While the Equal Credit Opportunities Act and the compliance guidelines associated with them aren’t exactly new rules (they were implemented in 2013...

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How accessibility changed the appraisal game for Christina Pocrnich of City National Bank
Blog 8 months ago
How accessibility changed the appraisal game for Christina Pocrnich of City National Bank

Christina Pocrnich of City National Bank wears a lot of hats. As the point of contact for all CRE loans for over 25 lenders and 86 branches across...

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How to terminate a relationship with a property appraiser, the right way
Blog 8 months ago
How to terminate a relationship with a property appraiser, the right way

There’s a reason why sayings like “there’s no such thing as the right time” exist, and that’s because they’re true. While there really isn’t a good...

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What's an FNMA 2055 appraisal?
Blog 8 months ago
What's an FNMA 2055 appraisal?

In some cases, underwriting guidelines require appraisal reports that do not include an interior inspection. When that happens, appraisers...

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Industry best practices for environmental due diligence [WEBINAR]
Blog 9 months ago
Industry best practices for environmental due diligence [WEBINAR]

Ever wonder if you’ve created the most effective environmental policy for your financial institution? Furthermore, how do you execute that policy...

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Why large quantities and unusual appraisals don't scare Glynis Chapman of First National Bank of America
Blog 9 months ago
Why large quantities and unusual appraisals don't scare Glynis Chapman of First National Bank of America

One of the characteristics of being a top appraisal management company is being able to service all banks and credit unions, big or small. When we...

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What's the difference between an appraisal update vs. a recertification of value?
Blog 9 months ago
What's the difference between an appraisal update vs. a recertification of value?

It’s no secret that some real estate appraisal terminology can be a bit confusing. Between USPAP standards and ever-changing laws and regulations,...

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