Blog Directory

Official Blog Directory for Valuation Management Group

2017

6/14/2017 – Valuation Management Group Discusses Appraiser Technology Tips
6/1/2017 – Valuation Management Group Discusses Appraiser Critical Thinking – Does it Make Sense? Part 2
6/1/2017 – Valuation Management Group Discusses Appraiser Critical Thinking – Does it Make Sense? Part 1
5/16/2017 – Valuation Management Group Discusses Properties with Highest & Best Use Issues
5/10/2017 – Addressing Renovations and Remodeling in Your Appraisal Report
5/3/2017 – Valuation Management Group Discusses Property Rights
4/20/2017 – Young Adults Interested In Real Estate
4/12/2017 – Valuation Management Group Announces Fannie Mae’s Newsletter for Appraisers
4/6/2017 – Fannie Mae Second Webinar Maximum Capacity Attendance
3/23/2017 – Valuation Management Group Discusses Handling a Revised Purchase Contract
3/13/2017 – Valuation Management Group’s Appraisal Appeal Suggestions
3/7/2017 – Fannie Mae Collateral Policy & Technology Guidance For Appraisers
2/15/2017 – Valuation Management Group Shares Statistical Data
2/6/2017 – Valuation Management Group Announces Fannie Mae Selling Guide Announcement SEL-2017-01 – Appraiser Guidance
2/2/2017 – Valuation Management Group to Co-host Webinar with Fannie Mae – Collateral Policy & Technology Guidance for Appraisers
1/25/2017 – Valuation Management Group Discusses Hypothetical Conditions in an Appraisal Report
1/12/2017 – Valuation Management Group to Co-Host Fannie Mae Webinar
1/5/2017 – Valuation Management Group Discusses Encompass Appraisal Integration

2016

12/29/2016 – Extraordinary Assumptions in an Appraisal Report by Valuation Management Group
12/21/2016 – A Few Observations of Items That May Lower a Home’s Value
12/6/2016 – Caution Before You Open That Email
12/1/2016 – FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2017
11/22/2016 – Valuation Management Group Discusses the Proposed Changes for the 2018-19 Edition of USPAP
11/8/2016 – Valuation Management Group’s Holiday Tips for Appraisers
11/3/2016 – USPAP Reporting Options Discussion by Valuation Management Group, an Appraisal Management Company
10/26/2016 – Valuation Management Group Exceeds Fundraising Goal
10/17/2016 – Commercial Appraisal Reviews – Valuation Management Group
10/10/2016 – Valuation Management Group Discusses the Appraisal Process and Appraisal Management Companies with Appraiser, Russell Roberts
10/4/2016 – Back to Basics – An Appraisal Process and Regulation Refresher
9/15/2016 – Valuation Management Group, an Appraisal Management Company, Discusses Real Estate Taxes
9/1/2016 – Valuation Management Group Discusses Financial Feasibility
8/25/2016 – Long-Term Mortgage Interest Rates
8/10/2016 – Residential & Commercial Appraisal Management Services in All Fifty States
8/4/2016 – Valuation Management Group Discusses Commercial Condominium Ownership
7/20/2016 – Determining A New Appraisal Assignment
7/7/2016 – Valuation Management Group, CEO, Vicky Thompson, Discusses the Impact on the Value of a Home with a Swimming Pool
6/23/2016 – Valuation Management Group Capitalization Rates Discussion
6/15/2016 – Valuation Management Group Ensures Quality Reviews and Great Service – Appraisal Management Services
5/24/2016 – Appraiser Independence / Appraisal Management Services
5/19/2016 – Appraisal Review – Competency and Proficiency
5/12/2016 – National Association of Professional Mortgage Women –NAPMW
5/3/2016 – FannieMae & FreddieMac Announce the Joint Creation of Standardized Condominium Project Questionnaires
4/19/2016 – Appraisal Institute’s Review Case Studies-General Course
4/13/2016 – Tips for Appraisal Appeal
4/5/2016 – Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Coalition Educational Conference
3/29/2016 – FHA Updates with New Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) portal
3/23/2016 – FDIC Conference Announcement
3/22/2016 – How Appraisal Fees Are Determined On Complex Properties
3/7/2016 – USDA Handbook Revisions Will Soon Be Effective
2/29/2016 – Valuation Management Group Presents New E-Brochure
2/23/2016 – Review-Theory General Course
2/16/2016 – Residential Appraisal for HUD’s CWCOT Program
2/8/2016 – Valuation Management Group Attends Collateral Risk Network Meeting
1/26/2016 – Commercial & Residential Reviews
1/19/2016 – Ordering FHA Finals
1/13/2016 – Reviewer Experience and Knowledge

2015
12/21/2015 – Value Scenarios As Complete vs Upon Completion
12/14/2015 – Why Appraisers Should Take That Extra Step In Their Research
12/8/2015 – Common Appraisal Errors
11/24/2015 – Home Renovation Cost vs Value
11/17/2015 – The Necessity of a Commercial Engagement Letter
11/10/2015 – The Importance of A Quality Review
11/3/2015 – Fee Simple Estate VS Leased Fee Estate
10/29/2015 – To Text or Not To Text: Keeping a Personal Touch
10/27/2015 – USDA Requires Home Inspection
10/21/2015 – Valuation Management Group Team, Sweet Soles, Participated in JDRF Walk
10/1/2015 – Valuation Management Group Discusses HUD and FHA Guidelines
9/24/2015 – Valuation Management Group Participates in Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk as Team Sweet Soles
9/21/2015 – Valuation Management Group Quoted in Working RE for Approach to TRID
8/31/2015 – Valuation Management Group – TRID & Appraisal Suggestions
8/27/2015 – Valuation Management Group – TRID – What Is a Changed Appraisal Circumstance?
8/20/2015 – Wounded Warrior Games
8/19/2015 – Valuation Management Group CEO Recognized as One of the Top 40 Influential Women in Housing
8/12/2015 – Valuation Management Group, Appraisal Management Services in Fifty States
7/27/2015 – Final Dodd-Frank Diversity Rule
7/21/2015 – Valuation Management Group Recent Promotions
7/9/2015 – It’s Important that Borrowers Understand the Appraisal Process
7/1/2015 – Appraiser and Appraisal Management Company Fees
6/30/2015 – Reasonable and Customary Appraisal Fees
6/18/2015 – Valuation Management Group Shares USDA News
6/16/2015 – SBA’s Revised Policies for Special Purpose Properties
6/8/2015 – TRID & Appraisals – Advice from Valuation Management Group
5/27/2015 – Final Rule for Registration and Supervision of Appraisal Management Companies
5/19/2015 – Warning Signs When Looking at a Commercial Building – Part II
5/18/2015 – Warning Signs When Looking at a Commercial Building – Part I
5/11/2015 – FHA Extends Implementation Date of the FHA Handbook
5/4/2015 – Tips for Residential Appraisal Reviews
4/20/2015 – Compliant Appraisal Management and Review Process – Part III
4/15/2015 – Compliant Appraisal Management and Review Process – Part II
4/14/2015 – Compliant Appraisal Management and Review Process – Part I
4/6/2015 – HUD Announces Implementation of the Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) Portal
4/1/2015 – Millennials Largest Group of Home Buyers
3/25/2015 – Tips for Commercial Appraisal Reviews
3/17/2015 – Residential Appraisal Review
3/12/2015 – First-Time Homebuyers on the Rise in 2015
3/9/2015 – Valuation Management Group Enhances Website
2/25/2015 – Fannie Mae Provides Clarification on CU and Real Estate Appraisals
2/17/2015 – CFPB Proposal
2/10/2015 – Collateral Underwriter (CU) Is In Full Swing!
2/3/2015 – FDIC Releases Second Technical Assistance Video on CFPB Mortgage Rules
1/29/2015 – 2015 Commercial Lending Outlook
1/23/2015 – Decline in Property Valuation and Appraisal Fraud
1/19/2015 – Valuation Management Group is Preparing for Collateral Underwriter (CU)

2014
12/22/2014 – Understanding Collateral Underwriter (CU)
12/17/2014 – Are You Ready for Collateral Underwriter?
12/5/2014 – USPAP Issues and Concerns – PART IV
12/4/2014 – USPAP Issues and Concerns – PART III
12/3/2014 – USPAP Issues and Concerns – PART II
12/2/2014 – USPAP Issues and Concerns – PART I
11/20/2014 – Fannie Mae Introduces Collateral Underwriter (CU)
10/21/2014 – 1004D Appraisal Update vs. Completion Certification (Final Inspection): What is the difference?
10/9/2014 – Appraiser Independence
9/29/2014 – Fannie Mae FAQs
9/25/2014 – Fannie Mae Providing Clarity to Upcoming Proprietary January 2015 UCDP Messages
8/29/2014 – Bidding War Tips in a Sizzling Real Estate Market
8/22/2014 – Manufactured or Modular …Is There a Difference? – PART II
8/20/2014 – Manufactured or Modular …Is There a Difference? – PART I
8/14/2014 – Quicker Appraiser Payments
8/8/2014 – Valuation Management Group Receives Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Certification
7/10/2014 – The Valuation Expo 2014 – PART II
7/8/2014 – The Valuation Expo 2014 – PART I
6/16/2014 – It Is Time to Ensure Your Financial Institution’s Appraisal Management and Review Process Is Compliant – Part III
6/12/2014 – It Is Time to Ensure Your Financial Institution’s Appraisal Management and Review Process Is Compliant – Part II
6/11/2014 – It Is Time to Ensure Your Financial Institution’s Appraisal Management and Review Process Is Compliant – Part I
5/28/2014 – Fee Transparency – Appraiser and AMC Fees
5/6/2014 – Environmental Products Series – Part III
5/2/2014 – Environmental Products Series – Part II
4/30/2014 – Environmental Products Series – Part I
4/24/2014 – Second-Home Sales Are On the Rise
4/16/2014 – Living in the World of Mortgage Acronyms
4/1/2014 – Tips for Commercial and Residential Appraisal Reviews
3/25/2014 – FDIC Releases Examination Procedures for Mortgage Rules
3/18/2014 – FHFA’s Oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Use of Appraisal Data
3/13/2014 – Using VMG’s Website to its Full Potential
3/6/2014 – Spring Forward!
2/28/2014 – New Consumer Protection Rights
2/21/2014 – Consumer Confidence on the Rise
2/7/2014 – Understanding New Appraisal Regulation in 2014
1/10/2014 – Tips for Working with an AMC

2013
12/31/2013 – Change is in the Air; USPAP 2014-2015 – Part II
12/18/2013 – Change is in the Air; USPAP 2014-2015 – Part I
12/4/2013 – What is a “Complex” Residential Appraisal Assignment?
11/26/2013 – Topics for Appraisers to Avoid with Homeowners and Borrowers
11/20/2013 – Google Glass: A Useful Tool for the Real Estate Appraisal Industry? Envision this!
11/13/2013 – House Members Seek One-Year Delay of Mortgage Rules Slated for January 2014 Implementation
10/9/2013 – USPAP – What is it Exactly?
10/2/2013 – GSE’s Finding Problems with Residential Appraisals
9/17/2013 – What is the Difference in Manufactured Housing and Modular Housing?
8/14/2013 – What to Look For in an Appraisal Management Company
8/6/2013 – Why is There a Lack of First-time Home Buyers?
7/30/2013 – What Do Appraisers Really Do?
7/23/2013 – The Appraisal Process; How Can I Avoid Unexpected Delays?
6/28/2013 – How Evernote Can Assist Your Appraisal Business
5/13/2013 – Bringing Clarity to the Appraisal Process
5/2/2013 – 5 Ways Pre-Purchase Counseling Helps You Prepare For Homeownership
4/22/2013 – Appraiser Resources: Due Diligence In Local Real Estate Markets
4/13/2013 – The Future Of The Appraiser Profession
4/9/2013 – 5 Remodeling Projects For Spring
3/19/2013 – Questions Banks, Credit Unions and Lenders Should Ask Prospective Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs)
3/15/2013 – Clean Up Your Energy Bill: 5 Energy-Saving Tips
3/8/2013 – 4 Ways to Make Your Company Extraordinary
2/28/2013 – Avoid Mortgage Fraud: Dos and Don’ts When Purchasing a Home
2/26/2013 – Outside Factors Can Affect Your Home Appraisal
2/20/2013 – Learn To Manage and Minimize Issues In The Appraisal Process
2/7/2013 – Yes, You Can Make A Difference On Your Real Estate Appraisal.
1/28/2013 – Appraisal Messaging Notification Further Understood
1/22/2013 – January: National Radon Action Month
1/16/2013 – Put Your Best Foot Forward With LinkedIn
1/10/2013 – 5 Apps For Real Estate Appraisal Productivity
1/8/2013 – How the Housing Market is Involved in “The Deal”
1/2/2013 – Community Reach – YWCA: The Square Foot Campaign

2012
12/19/2012 – Calculating Gross Living Area – 3 Important Pieces of Knowledge
12/12/2012 – Quality Appraisal Training: Hindsight is 20-20?
12/5/2012 – Appraisal Qualification Increase: How Do We Bridge the Gap?
11/26/2012 – Valuation Management Group’s Redesigned Website