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Desktop Appraisal Capabilities Continue to Develop

Desktop Appraisal Capabilities Continue to Develop

Desktop appraisal software, and related products and services, continue to gain sophistication, integration, and comprehensiveness. While desktop appraisals will never entirely supplant appraisals that include a personal visit to the property, they have in many cases made that type of appraisal unnecessary. Indeed, appraisers…

ASB Issues Q&A Video on Hybrid Appraisals

ASB Issues Q&A Video on Hybrid Appraisals

On October 9, 2018, the Appraisal Standards Board posted a new Q&A video to their YouTube channel addressing the issue of “hybrid” appraisal assignments. Hybrid appraisals are those which involve someone other than the appraiser making an inspection of the subject property. A report…

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Are Desktop Appraisals the Future?

Desktops, alternative valuation products (AVPs), and other limited scope appraisals are on the rise. While it is difficult to predict the future of the appraisal profession, the fact is, desktop appraisals are here now. And they’re becoming more commonplace. Many non-lender clients—and some lenders—are…

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