Posts By: Nicole Crawford

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 »

Valuation Management Group Supports JDRF

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It’s that time of year again when Valuation Management Group prepares for the annual JDRF One Walk on October 21, 2017 to help create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D)! We know you have so many wonderful causes to support and we are always THANKFUL for your support in this mission. VMG has been… 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 Partners With The Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia to Support Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts

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Valuation Management Group is proud to partner with the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (MBAG) to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Thousands of people’s lives in Texas have been impacted by this catastrophic storm and, as industry leaders, VMG is thankful to be able to utilize our resources to make a greater… 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 »

Inside the Review Part 1 – The Technical Review and The Desk Review

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Valuation Management Group offers both residential and commercial Technical Reviews and Desk Reviews. VMG’s clients frequently report to us that our review process allows the appraisal process to be more cost effective for their company, while at the same time increasing efficiency and providing a comfort level that quality and compliance are being handled. There… Read more »

Avoiding Common Revision Requests Associated with the Purchase Contract

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Valuation Management Group strives to keep its clients and appraisers informed about best practices in the real estate appraisal profession. Our goal is to assist appraisers in improving efficiencies. A review of common underwriting requests suggests that a large number of requests are purchase contract related, such as homeowner’s association dues not being reported as… Read more »

One-of-a-Kind Home For Sale

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Valuation Management Group is highlighting a unique home that has historical significance, was designed by a famed architect, and features many intricate details. We think that you will find the details as interesting, as we did. First, here is a little about the architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. He was an American architect whose designs were contemporary… Read more »