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10 Reasons to Love Membership

10 Reasons to Love Membership

For experienced appraisers, the idea of lifelong learning is not a new one. The appraisal profession relies on continuously upgrading your skills and staying up-to-date. It’s not just about continuing education courses—professional development can have a significant impact on the direction of your career.…

8 Common Violations Made by Appraisers

8 Common Violations Made by Appraisers

When it comes to appraisal violations, certain minor violations are very common. In this article, I outline several examples of less serious breaches of development STANDARD 1 and reporting STANDARD 2—and a few other types of violations, too. I have compiled these based on…

What Appraisers Should Look for in 2019

What Appraisers Should Look for in 2019

Rising interest rates, a slowdown in home purchases, and consolidation of the lending industry comprise the three predicted events most likely to affect the appraisal business in 2019. But while home sales may slow or stagnate, appraisers can still profit from the proliferation of…

Best TED Talks for Appraisers

Best TED Talks for Appraisers

TED talks illuminate and expand on the big ideas in our society. Their annual conference and spin-off events bring together many of the world’s preeminent technology, entertainment, and design professionals to share and discuss the great issues of our time. Real estate sits on…

Fannie Mae Issues Guidance for Rural Appraisers

Fannie Mae Issues Guidance for Rural Appraisers

Earlier this week, Fannie Mae issued a new edition of its Appraiser Update e-newsletter; this edition was titled Special Edition for Rural Appraisal. The newsletter covers several topics of interest to rural appraisers, including a summary of recent changes to Fannie Mae’s policies, information…

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