Posts Tagged: appraisal management companies

Gross Living Area – Frequently Asked Questions

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Valuation Management Group’s quality assurance reviewers routinely review a variety of appraisal reports covering nearly every property type imaginable.  Occasionally clients, appraisers, and other users of appraisals will ask our opinion on Gross Living Area and its calculation. Gross Living Area (GLA) is the term used in most residential appraisal reports.  GLA is defined by… Read more »

In Case You Missed It – Fannie Mae Releases Summary of Selling Guide/Policy Communications in 2017

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Fannie Mae has published a summary of their 2017 communications in a job aid summary – In Case You Missed It.  The job aid lists and summarizes each selling guide announcement, lender letter and DU/DO (Desktop Underwriter/Desktop Originator) release note that were issued during 2017.  Fannie Mae published 68 announcements, lender letters and DU/DO release… Read more »

The Power of Income – Webinar Hosted by Valuation Management Group

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We invite you to join us for a complimentary appraisal webinar – The Power of Income which will be presented Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. EST by Crispin Bennett. Crispin currently serves as the Chief Appraiser for Finance of America, Commercial Lending. He has previously held positions as Chief Appraiser and Vice President… Read more »

Vicky Thompson to speak at the NAPMW Atlanta December Luncheon

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Please join Vicky Thompson, President of Valuation Management Group, LLC at the NAPMW Atlanta December luncheon on Tuesday, December 19. The luncheon will be held at the Capital Grille located at 94 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, GA 30346. Please click here to sign up! The National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (NAPMW) champions the advancement… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Commercial Appraisal Recommendations

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and Christmas and New Years are not far behind. Historically, Valuation Management Group begins seeing commercial appraisal order activity pick up during November with everyone wanting to get their transactions closed by year end which is understandable. Regardless of the time of year, as an appraisal management company, Valuation Management Group… Read more »

Valuation Management Group’s 7th Year Supporting JDRF

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Valuation Management Group employees, family, and friends participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) walk in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia Saturday, October 21, 2017. The VMG team, the Sweet Soles, was able to raise $11,715 so far this year. Over the last 7 years, the team’s total fund raising has exceeded $103,000. Vicky Thompson, CEO… Read more »

Appraisals for New & Proposed Residential Construction – Helpful Hints for a Timely Appraisal

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Valuation Management Group strives to keep its partners informed about best appraisal practices. An often discussed topic is that of residential turn times. Based on 11 years of experience, we know turn times for appraisals for new and proposed construction can be greatly improved if the following information and detail is provided at the time… Read more »

Inside the Review (Part 2 – Common Revision Requests)

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Valuation Management Group offers a robust technical review and/or desk review of various types of appraisal reports. Both clients and appraisers are often curious about some of our common review findings.  We’d like to share some frequently requested revisions from our review team in order to help you better understand the review challenges. The appraisal… Read more »

Valuation Management Group & Fannie Mae Facilitate Successful Webinar

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Recently, Julie Jones, Fannie Mae Credit Risk Analyst, presented a timely and informative webinar on appraisal quality, Collateral Underwriter®, recent policy updates and related topics. Jeremy Staudenmaier facilitated the real-time answers to appraiser’s questions.  We were pleased to have approximately 300 appraisers participating with us. Effective August 19, 2017, Fannie Mae responded to market changes… Read more »

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD Issue Statements in Response to Hurricane Harvey

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Valuation Management Group is an AMC partner to many lenders who originate loans to be sold in the secondary market. VMG would like to share the following information about Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD’s response to Hurricane Harvey and to provide you with links to the statements and related information. August 25, 2017 –… Read more »