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To Text or Not to Text: Keeping a Personal Touch

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Valuation Management Group received a recent call from one of our clients expressing concern that their borrower was contacted by the appraiser via a text message and not with a phone call. The client’s concern was that a phone call should have been made first, as a text message was perceived by their client as… Read more »

USDA Requires Home Inspection

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Tony Hernandez, the Administrator of Housing and Community who facilitates programs of the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA), distributed a recent memorandum informing state directors that the USDA will begin requiring whole house inspections on existing dwellings. The USDA – Section 502 Direct Loan Program requires all loan applicants to obtain and… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Team, Sweet Soles, Participated in JDRF Walk

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Valuation Management Group participated in the JDRF One Walk on October 17th in Downtown Atlanta, GA. This was our 5th year to fundraise and participate in the event, and we raised a total of $13,400.00, which will assist in finding a cure for Type One Diabetes. It was a team effort with fifty four employees… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Discusses HUD and FHA Guidelines

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Valuation Management Group is sure that clients and appraisers alike who are currently involved in originating FHA loans and completing appraisals for such loans are aware of the new guidelines, but we like to make it a practice to share industry changes that potentially affect all of our partners. The most important thing to note… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Participates in Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk as Team Sweet Soles

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This year marks the 5th year Valuation Management Group will be participating in the JDRF walk as the team known as SWEET SOLES! Each year the mission is the same: To bring awareness to Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and to help raise money for a cure. FACTS – Did you know that… 29 million people… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Quoted in Working RE for Approach to TRID

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Effective October 3, 2015 under the new TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure) regulations, variances in the cost of appraisals will no longer fall into the 10% tolerance bucket. There are six specific exceptions under which the cost of an appraisal to the borrower can exceed what was disclosed on the Loan Estimate (LE), the most impactful… Read more »

Valuation Management Group – TRID & Appraisal Suggestions

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Effective October 3, 2015 under the new TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure) regulations, variances in the cost of appraisals will no longer fall into the 10% tolerance bucket, and only if a valid changed circumstance occurs can the cost of an appraisal to the borrower exceed what was disclosed on the Loan Estimate (LE). By habit,… Read more »

Valuation Management Group – TRID – What Is a Changed Appraisal Circumstance?

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What happens if it is determined after the Loan Estimate is delivered to the borrower that the subject property is complex and appraisers request more money for the appraisal assignment? TRID allows for a fluctuation of the estimated price and production of a new Loan Estimate if there is a “Change in Circumstance”. Change of… Read more »

Wounded Warrior Games

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Valuation Management Group would like to share with you the honor received by the husband of one of our employees in July. Emily Dennis is a Quality Assurance Specialist with Valuation Management Group and her husband is Sgt. Richard Lane Dennis. He retired from the U.S Marine Corp on April 29, 2015, after 13 years… Read more »

Valuation Management Group CEO Recognized as One of the Top 40 Influential Women in Housing

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Valuation Management Group, a national appraisal management company, is proud to announce that CEO Vicky Thompson has been recognized as one of the top 40 most influential women in housing by HousingWire. HousingWire Magazine releases an annual Women of Influence list recognizing 40 women who represent every part of the housing economy, from lenders and… Read more »