Posts Tagged: Appraisal Management Service

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 »

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 »

Back to Basics – An Appraisal Process and Regulation Refresher

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Vicky Thompson, CEO, and Patrick McMillen, COO of Valuation Management Group, spoke at the Georgia Bankers Association’s 2016 Compliance Conference on September 16th in Macon, Georgia.  Their presentation was titled Back to Basics – An Appraisal Process and Regulation Refresher.  They presented pertinent information that compliance officers, as well as other employees of the bank,… Read more »

Valuation Management Group, an Appraisal Management Company, Discusses Real Estate Taxes

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Valuation Management Group serves its lender clients by reviewing residential and commercial appraisals prepared by independent appraisers. This post presents a few thoughts on how both investors and appraisers should view and handle real estate taxes. In appraising income properties, it is important for the appraiser to “mirror the market.” This concept of mirroring the… Read more »

Long-Term Mortgage Interest Rates

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Valuation Management Group, as part of our appraisal management services, strives to write articles of interest to our industry partners.   Our clients certainly understand the effects of rising and falling interest rates as they relate to their volumes and managing their pipelines, but we felt the timing of this blog was appropriate given recent trends… Read more »

Residential & Commercial Appraisal Management Services in All Fifty States

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Valuation Management Group is proud to announce, on its tenth anniversary, that it is one of a limited number of appraisal management companies that provides commercial and residential appraisal services in all fifty states. Joan Trice, CEO/Founder of Clearbox states, “There are over 500 appraisal management companies with less than 30% of them being truly… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Capitalization Rates Discussion

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Valuation Management Group stresses the importance of staying educated on the real estate appraisal industry and market trends. Capitalization rates are one of the areas that receive much study and scrutiny within the commercial appraisal world.  Various firms and data services report monthly, quarterly, and annual trend data as it relates to capitalization rates.  Countless… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Ensures Quality Reviews and Great Service – Appraisal Management Services

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Valuation Management Group (VMG) understands the importance in our clients and appraisers being able to communicate with our staff.  Any client or appraiser who works with us has the direct phone number and email address for the Quality Assurance Reviewer and the Client specialist. During business hours, VMG never utilizes an auto attendant phone system,… Read more »

National Association of Professional Mortgage Women –NAPMW

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The NAPMW was established 52 years ago with the purpose of providing an organization to promote women in mortgage lending professions. Recently, the annual educational meeting was held in Las Vegas. Vicky Thompson, VMG CEO and a member of the NAPMW since 1995, attended the event. The association had a number of motivational and educational… Read more »

FannieMae & FreddieMac Announce the Joint Creation of Standardized Condominium Project Questionnaires

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Valuation Management Group (VMG) is pleased to share a joint bulletin recently issued by FannieMae and FreddieMac (the GSE’s) introducing their Standardized Condominium Project Questionnaires. The GSE’s require lenders to determine the eligibility of a condominium project when the mortgage loan will be secured by a unit within a condominium project. This involves obtaining a… Read more »