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Back to Basics – An Appraisal Process and Regulation Refresher

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Vicky Thompson, CEO, and Patrick McMillen, COO of Valuation Management Group, spoke at the Georgia Bankers Association’s 2016 Compliance Conference on September 16th in Macon, Georgia.  Their presentation was titled Back to Basics – An Appraisal Process and Regulation Refresher.  They presented pertinent information that compliance officers, as well as other employees of the bank,… Read more »

Valuation Management Group, an Appraisal Management Company, Discusses Real Estate Taxes

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Valuation Management Group serves its lender clients by reviewing residential and commercial appraisals prepared by independent appraisers. This post presents a few thoughts on how both investors and appraisers should view and handle real estate taxes. In appraising income properties, it is important for the appraiser to “mirror the market.” This concept of mirroring the… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Discusses Financial Feasibility

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Valuation Management Group, as an appraisal management services company, serves its lender clients by reviewing residential and commercial appraisals prepared by independent appraisers. Appraisal reports must address the subject property’s Highest and Best Use (H&BU) by analyzing the subject’s potential uses with these four tests: Is it (any given potential use) legally permissible, physically possible,… Read more »

Long-Term Mortgage Interest Rates

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Valuation Management Group, as part of our appraisal management services, strives to write articles of interest to our industry partners.   Our clients certainly understand the effects of rising and falling interest rates as they relate to their volumes and managing their pipelines, but we felt the timing of this blog was appropriate given recent trends… Read more »

Residential & Commercial Appraisal Management Services in All Fifty States

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Valuation Management Group is proud to announce, on its tenth anniversary, that it is one of a limited number of appraisal management companies that provides commercial and residential appraisal services in all fifty states. Joan Trice, CEO/Founder of Clearbox states, “There are over 500 appraisal management companies with less than 30% of them being truly… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Discusses Commercial Condominium Ownership

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Valuation Management Group is a national appraisal management services company, managing appraisals involving assets with many forms of ownership. As our quality assurance reviewers notice areas of interest, we like to share the industry information with our clients and panel appraisers in order to keep both informed. Today, many types of real estate are being… Read more »

Determining A New Appraisal Assignment

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Valuation Management Group, as part of our appraisal management services, strives to advise our clients and appraisers on common appraisal related issues.  A request that we receive very often is to “Change the Client/Lender Name on the Appraisal Report.” The Client and Intended User cannot be changed on the appraisal without it being considered a… Read more »

Valuation Management Group, CEO, Vicky Thompson, Discusses the Impact on the Value of a Home with a Swimming Pool

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It’s summer time, and most people relish the idea of lounging at the swimming pool. It is a fun way to entertain and play with the children.  Yet, often questions arise – is it wise to invest in a swimming pool? Will adding the pool increase the value of my home? Will the pool make… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Capitalization Rates Discussion

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Valuation Management Group stresses the importance of staying educated on the real estate appraisal industry and market trends. Capitalization rates are one of the areas that receive much study and scrutiny within the commercial appraisal world.  Various firms and data services report monthly, quarterly, and annual trend data as it relates to capitalization rates.  Countless… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Ensures Quality Reviews and Great Service – Appraisal Management Services

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Valuation Management Group (VMG) understands the importance in our clients and appraisers being able to communicate with our staff.  Any client or appraiser who works with us has the direct phone number and email address for the Quality Assurance Reviewer and the Client specialist. During business hours, VMG never utilizes an auto attendant phone system,… Read more »