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FEDERAL FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS ON THE RISE IN FLOOD-PRONE AREAS
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FEDERAL FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS ON THE RISE IN FLOOD-PRONE AREAS

The Trump administration’s changes to federal flood insurance could mean rising premiums in flood-prone areas. By altering the way risk is...

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UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT APPRAISER LICENSES
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UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT APPRAISER LICENSES

When it comes to determining the market value of your residential or commercial property, bringing in a licensed appraiser is a given. But did you...

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THE FUTURE OF FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC: WHAT WILL 2019 BRING?
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THE FUTURE OF FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC: WHAT WILL 2019 BRING?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two major government-sponsored players in mortgage lending, made headlines this past quarter as talk of a potential...

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WHEN TO USE THE ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION EXEMPTION & WHY
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WHEN TO USE THE ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION EXEMPTION & WHY

Does your loan applicant qualify for an extension of credit based on a strong cash flow or collateral that is not real estate-related? If the...

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NEW AT MOUNTAINSEED: PROPERTY TAX APPEAL SERVICE
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NEW AT MOUNTAINSEED: PROPERTY TAX APPEAL SERVICE

Property tax appeals can be complicated — but they don’t have to be. That’s why we created MountainSeed’s Commercial Property and Bank Branch Tax...

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WHY APPRAISAL GUIDELINES ARE VITAL DURING A REAL ESTATE MARKET DOWNTURN
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WHY APPRAISAL GUIDELINES ARE VITAL DURING A REAL ESTATE MARKET DOWNTURN

Growing concern about an impending real estate market crash continues to loom over 2019, leaving buyers and sellers hesitant and unsure. While some...

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NEED A SOLUTION FOR CUTTING REAL ESTATE EXPENSES? USE A THIRD PARTY FOR PROPERTY TAX APPEALS
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NEED A SOLUTION FOR CUTTING REAL ESTATE EXPENSES? USE A THIRD PARTY FOR PROPERTY TAX APPEALS

If your commercial property tax assessment seems to increase year after year, or if your property tax bill is eating into your budget, it is time...

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7 STEPS OF THE COMMERCIAL APPRAISAL PROCESS
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7 STEPS OF THE COMMERCIAL APPRAISAL PROCESS

While commercial appraisals are an integral part of assessing the value of a property, the appraisal process itself can be quite overwhelming —...

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The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 and how it's affecting you [Webinar]
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The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 and how it's affecting you [Webinar]

While the tax reform was made into law in 2017, it didn’t affect Americans in their 2017 tax returns. Instead, the changes will become relevant as...

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The Beginner's Guide to USPAP
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The Beginner's Guide to USPAP

If you’re a non-appraiser, you probably aren’t considering the USPAP. But this document of appraisal standards is incredibly influential on how you...

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16 Must-Attend Financial Conferences in 2019
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16 Must-Attend Financial Conferences in 2019

There’s a lot of great conferences to choose from, but we’ve gathered our favorites into a quick list for you to use. 16 Must-Attend Financial...

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Do you know the answers to these 5 appraisal & evaluation FAQ’s?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 6 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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
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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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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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