Posts Tagged: Appraisal Management Service

Valuation Management Group Discusses Property Rights

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Valuation Management Group often receives questions from clients about values that are reported as having either leased fee or fee simple property rights. These questions can come up during the ordering of appraisal services or during the appraisal report review process.  What is the difference between these two technical terms? Quite simply, fee simple property… Read more »

Fannie Mae Second Webinar Maximum Capacity Attendance

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Valuation Management Group co hosted with Fannie Mae a second webinar; Fannie Mae Update, Collateral Polity and Technology Guidance for Appraisers. Julie Jones and Jeremy Staudenmaier, credit risk analysts for Fannie Mae were the presenters. They successfully achieved the goal for residential real estate appraisers to obtain a better understanding of Fannie Mae’s mission, to… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Discusses Handling a Revised Purchase Contract

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Valuation Management Group is actively working to stay on top of all trending appraisal and appraisal management services topics. One topic that has received much discussion recently is the change in sales price after the effective date of an appraisal report.  We have received many questions from both clients and appraisers on how this issue… Read more »

Valuation Management Group’s Appraisal Appeal Suggestions

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Valuation Management Group strives to keep its clients and appraisers informed about best practices in the real estate appraisal arena. An often asked question is, “What is the best way to handle a request for appraisal reconsideration or appraisal appeal?” Best practice begins with putting the request in writing. VMG utilizes a form titled Request… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Discusses Hypothetical Conditions in an Appraisal Report

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

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 »

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 »