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The Appraisal Cast

Jul 6, 2020

Part four in our 12-part series on Promoting Public Trust, we introduce the topic of confidentiality.  This very important part of the appraisal process affects homeowners, lenders, and every user of appraisals differently.  And as it’s part of our Ethics Rule of USPAP, it’s extremely important to everyone!...


Jun 22, 2020

Without a doubt, one of the most important factors (and one of the very first) an appraiser must consider when appraising any property is its “highest and best use”. In this blog post, which is part three in our 12-part series on Promoting Public Trust, we will just scratch the surface on this topic. When you’re...


Jun 8, 2020

Hypothetical Conditions and Extraordinary Assumptions. All of this sounds like a bunch of weird appraisal-ese. Language no one else would ever use, or ever care to know about. So why write about it? Well, in fact, many appraisals use this language, and you need to know what it means!

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May 25, 2020

This is part one of a 12-part blog and podcast series on the appraiser’s professional standards of practice, called USPAP.  It’s our code of ethics.  Our list of rules and regulations.

When I took the update class in 2020, I got to thinking about that phrase to promote and maintain a high level of public trust.  And...


Apr 13, 2020

Many homes are purchased with FHA financing, and unless you’re buying a brand new home, there’s likely some cosmetic issues that need to be fixed…sometime.  What does FHA say about these minor issues, commonly referred to as deferred maintenance?  Listen to this podcast and find out!

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