appraisers

Comparing Zillow and Redfin Market Value Estimation

Comparing Zillow and Redfin as two of the best real estate valuators powered by data. In the end, get an…

1 year ago

Risk of “wildly inaccurate” home estimates if automation replaces human appraisers

Federal agencies are trying to push the concept of automated home appraisals, but appraisers worry that the plan could lead…

4 years ago

Freddie Mac expands appraisal waiver to condo buyers

Condo buyers and refinancers could be eligible for a new program that allows them to bypass a traditional in-person appraisal…

4 years ago

Is a no-appraisal mortgage really worth it?

Around five percent of Fannie Mae’s 1.2 million home mortgages have met the criteria for not needing a traditional in-person…

4 years ago

New rule exempts low-cost commercial property from appraisals

Almost one-third of commercial property sales will become exempt from the need for an appraisal following changes to federal rules.

4 years ago

Appraisal Foundation seeks to address labor shortage

The Appraisal Foundation’s Appraiser Qualifications Board is to ease the requirements for individuals to become an appraiser in order to…

4 years ago

Appraisers and homeowners now see eye-to-eye

Experts say that the gap between appraisers’ and homeowners’ estimations of their homes’ worth is getting smaller. The two parties…

5 years ago

How automation is threatening the appraisal industry

Appraisers might be starting to feel a little hot under the collar amid the growing realization that advances in automation…

5 years ago

NAR report highlights growing appraisal problems

The National Association of Realtors has just published its latest realtor's Confidence Index for March 2017, highlighting some of the…

5 years ago

Homeowners and appraisers disagree on home valuations

The gap between homeowner's perceptions of their properties' value and what appraisers say their homes are actually worth is growing…

5 years ago