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Here are some current topics relevant in the Chicagoland real estate market. Contributors include the Appraisal Podcasts, Chicago Business - Appraisal Research Counselors and the Appraisal Scoop. To keep up to date,  please check back here often.
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Real Estate Appraisers Optimistic About Future: Appraisal Institute Survey
7/21/2013 6:51 AM
CHICAGO (July 17, 2013) – More than three-fourths of U.S. real estate appraisers are very or somewhat positive about the demand for their services over the next one to two years, according to an Appraisal Institute survey released today. Eighty... Read More
 
Solidifi successfully launches EXTRAordinary Appraiser Program to the mortgage industry
7/21/2013 6:51 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y., July 11, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Solidifi, the country"s third largest independent provider of residential real estate appraisals and appraisal service provider of choice for 50% of the top 50 lenders in the U.S., turned the spotlight on... Read More
 
Agencies Issue Proposed Rule to Exempt Subset of Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans from Appraisal Requirements
7/21/2013 6:51 AM
WASHINGTON— Six federal financial regulatory agencies today issued a proposed rule that would create exemptions from certain appraisal requirements for a subset of higher-priced mortgage loans. The proposed exemptions are intended to save borrowers time and money and to promote... Read More
 
Senate Bill to Abolish Fannie and Freddie Hits the Floor
7/21/2013 6:51 AM
A bill to abolish the two government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will finally be introduced today after months of preparation. Although not widely believed to be passable in its current form, any iteration is likely to... Read More
 
The appraisal profession - Looking ahead, the current system needs some enhancements
7/21/2013 6:51 AM
GUEST AUTHOR: William Pastuszek, MAI, SRA, MRA heads Shepherd Associates, Newton, Mass - See more at: New England Real Estate Journal Network. Do you remember how you became an appraiser? Did you have a friend in the business? A mentor?... Read More
 
10 Tips for Brokers to Help the Appraisal Process - Appraisal Insight Blog
7/21/2013 6:51 AM
REPRINTED FROM APPRAISAL INSIGHT BLOG - AUTHOR: Vic Knight has been a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina since 1984. He"s also a Certified General Appraiser in the state and is past president of the North Carolina Association of... Read More
 
Market Challenges - Adopting an Offensive Playbook
7/21/2013 6:51 AM
GUEST POST: Sally Carothers, SRA, FRICS, Chief Appraiser, CU Appraisal Services, LLC. Founding board member of the Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (OCAP) As we move towards the middle of 2013, there are there are several key economic indicators to... Read More
 
Stiffed Appraisers Go After Chase - Working RE Magazine
7/21/2013 6:51 AM
Guest Author Isaac Peck is the Associate Editor of Working RE Magazine and Marketing Coordinator at OREP.org, a leading provider of E&O insurance for appraisers, inspectors, and other real estate professionals in 49 states. He received his Bachelors in Business... Read More
 
Appraisal Institute: How Landscaping Can Impact Home Values
7/21/2013 6:51 AM
Source: Posted By susanne On May 19, 2013 @ 1:06 PM In Business Outlook,Real Estate Information,Real Estate News,Real Estate Trends,Today"s Top Story The Appraisal Institute recently advised homeowners to properly maintain their landscaping, which can significantly affect property values. “If... Read More
 
U.S. Senate Candidate FINALLY Pays 2005 Residential Appraisal Fee
7/21/2013 6:51 AM
Mass. GOP Senate candidate pays 2005 appraisal fee by Steve LeBlanc Associated Press / May 16, 2013 BOSTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez said he has paid an eight-year-old, $1,000 bill for an appraisal on his Cohasset... Read More




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