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Valuation Management Group to Co-Host Fannie Mae Webinar

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Valuation Management Group is proud to announce we will be co-hosting a Fannie Mae Webinar for appraisers about Collateral Underwriter. The goal of the webinar is for appraisers to gain a better understanding of Fannie Mae’s mission, to dispel common appraisal myths and to improve communication. Julie Jones and Jeremy Staudenmaier, Fannie Mae Credit Risk… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Discusses Encompass Appraisal Integration

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Many Valuation Management Group clients utilize Ellie Mae’s Encompass Loan Origination System (LOS) and may not be utilizing the system to order their appraisals. VMG has had integration with the Encompass system for over a year. By utilizing the Encompass/VMG integration to order their appraisals, the client improves efficiencies, saves times, eliminates errors, has real… Read more »

Extraordinary Assumptions in an Appraisal Report by Valuation Management Group

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Valuation Management Group serves as an appraisal management services company dealing with many unique appraisal issues and methodologies. As our quality assurance appraisal reviewers notice areas of interest, we strive to share these points of interest with our clients and appraisers to keep everyone informed. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) state in… Read more »

A Few Observations of Items That May Lower a Home’s Value

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Valuation Management Group as part of our appraisal management services strives to write on subjects of interest to our clients, their borrowers and appraisers. Usually the discussions are about what can be done to increase a home’s value, but there are many items that can decrease a home’s value. Our list is not all inclusive… Read more »

Caution Before You Open That Email

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Valuation Management Group recently held staff training on cyber security. The risky emails of recent appear to be more legitimate therefore making additional training timely. On average, over 50% of email received is spam based on Kaspersky statistics report Q1 2016. The United States is leading the way as the largest country/source of spam, producing… Read more »

FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2017

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Valuation Management Group, as part of our appraisal management services, strives to keep our partners updated on industry related issues. On November 23, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that the maximum base conforming loan limits will increase for the first time since the housing crisis that began in 2006. For most of… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Discusses the Proposed Changes for the 2018-19 Edition of USPAP

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The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) can be considered the quality control standards applicable for real property, personal property, intangible assets, and business valuation appraisal analysis and reports in the United States and its territories. The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) develops, interprets and amends the USPAP and, as such, is currently considering changes… Read more »

Valuation Management Group’s Holiday Tips for Appraisers

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We are starting to enter the holiday season when we all take some well deserved time off to spend moments with friends and family or possibly, just have some personal down time to relax from the busy year that has been. As a nationwide appraisal management company, Valuation Management Group strives to provide the best… Read more »

USPAP Reporting Options Discussion by Valuation Management Group, an Appraisal Management Company

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Valuation Management Group understands that financial institutions sometime struggle with the question, “Would a restricted appraisal report be sufficient for the potential loan?” As a part of our appraisal management services, VMG strives to give guidance on appraisal issues, concerns, or questions. The 2016-2017 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice is effective January 1, 2016… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Exceeds Fundraising Goal

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Valuation Management Group is proud to announce that our employees worked as a team to raise approximately $15,300 for the 2016 fundraiser, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF! The team name for this initiative and the JDRF walk is Sweet Soles. Our team has raised over $90,200 since 2011. VMG’s CEO, Vicky Thompson states, “Every year… Read more »