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The Appraisal Cast

Oct 5, 2020

Every time I appraise a property, my appraisal has conditions that impact the scope of work and the type of report I complete.  In this blog post, we’ll look at types of assignment conditions that are unacceptable

 

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Sep 21, 2020

Stereotyping.  Discrimination.  Fair Housing.  In part nine of our current series called Promoting Public Trust, we discuss these ideas, and how they relate to real estate appraisals.  We’ll consider what an appraiser can and cannot say (or write), and why that matters to you – the homeowner.

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Sep 7, 2020

In this podcast – which is part eight of our Promoting Public Trust series – we’ll be looking at the topic of readdressing an appraisal report.  Readdressing, or transferring a report, may be one of the most often-made requests our office gets, and usually, lenders and homeowners aren’t even aware they’re...


Aug 24, 2020

In this podcast, which is part 7 of our 12-part series on Promoting Public Trust, we’ll look at a few areas within USPAP that deal with an appraiser’s conduct.  If you’ve recently received an appraisal and read the entire thing, you probably have a few questions!  This podcast will clear up a few of...


Aug 3, 2020

So what is bias from an appraiser’s perspective?  Again, according to USPAP, bias is “a preference or inclination that precludes an appraiser’s impartiality, independence, or objectivity in an assignment.  I’ve written about this many times in the past.  An appraiser must always be impartial, independent...