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HOW PROPERTY TAXES ARE CALCULATED
Blog 2 weeks ago
HOW PROPERTY TAXES ARE CALCULATED

Whether you own a residential property, commercial property, or both, there’s one compulsory expense you will always have to budget for: property...

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROPERTY TAX IN WASHINGTON
Blog 2 weeks ago
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROPERTY TAX IN WASHINGTON

Did you know that property tax laws can differ from state to state? That’s why we put together a new state-specific series called What You Need to...

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FAQS ABOUT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TAXES
Blog 2 weeks ago
FAQS ABOUT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TAXES

When it comes to managing your property taxes, the first step is understanding what they’re all about. By definition, property tax is a real estate...

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INCREASE RETURNS BY DEDUCTING YOUR PROPERTY TAX EXPENSE
Blog 2 weeks ago
INCREASE RETURNS BY DEDUCTING YOUR PROPERTY TAX EXPENSE

If your business owns property or real estate, you are probably used to getting a higher property tax bill than anticipated. You might also know...

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HOW TO APPEAL YOUR PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT
Blog 2 weeks ago
HOW TO APPEAL YOUR PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT

When is the last time you did an analysis of your property tax assessment? If it’s been a while, you might want to review the annual notice of...

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WHEN TO APPLY THE REAL ESTATE SECURED BUSINESS LOAN EXEMPTION
Blog 2 weeks ago
WHEN TO APPLY THE REAL ESTATE SECURED BUSINESS LOAN EXEMPTION

When it comes to real estate business loans, did you know that certain transactions are exempt from appraisals? Much like the general appraisal...

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FEDERAL FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS ON THE RISE IN FLOOD-PRONE AREAS
Blog 2 months ago
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
Blog 3 months ago
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?
Blog 3 months ago
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
Blog 3 months ago
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
Blog 4 months ago
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
Blog 4 months ago
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
Blog 4 months ago
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
Blog 4 months ago
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]
Blog 6 months ago
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
Blog 6 months ago
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
Blog 6 months ago
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?
Blog 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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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