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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 »

Appraiser Independence / Appraisal Management Services

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Valuation Management Group (VMG) was established 10 years ago with the primary goal of offering appraisal management services that would create an environment of true appraiser independence and quality appraisal reports for financial institutions. Our nationwide vetted appraiser panel is monitored for updated license, errors and omissions insurance and infractions through the appraisal subcommittee.  Upon… Read more »

Appraisal Review – Competency and Proficiency

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The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) defines appraisal review as “the act or process of developing and communicating an opinion about the quality of another appraiser’s work that was performed as part of an appraisal or appraisal review assignment.” Dave Maul, MAI, a Commercial Quality Assurance Reviewer at Valuation Management Group, recently attended… Read more »

National Association of Professional Mortgage Women –NAPMW

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The NAPMW was established 52 years ago with the purpose of providing an organization to promote women in mortgage lending professions. Recently, the annual educational meeting was held in Las Vegas. Vicky Thompson, VMG CEO and a member of the NAPMW since 1995, attended the event. The association had a number of motivational and educational… Read more »

FannieMae & FreddieMac Announce the Joint Creation of Standardized Condominium Project Questionnaires

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Valuation Management Group (VMG) is pleased to share a joint bulletin recently issued by FannieMae and FreddieMac (the GSE’s) introducing their Standardized Condominium Project Questionnaires. The GSE’s require lenders to determine the eligibility of a condominium project when the mortgage loan will be secured by a unit within a condominium project. This involves obtaining a… Read more »