Certified Appraisals | Appraisals News for 07/24/2009



Trustees look at quality improvement - El Dorado Times
Butler Community College Trustees discussed further steps with the colleges Academic Quality Improvement Program systems portfolio during their July meeting. During the fall semester last academic year, the board reviewed the portfolio that Butler ...

Pelios leave all options open on Lebanon Township property - Recorder Community Newspapers
LEBANON TWP. EUR Disappointment has given way to frustration for the Pelio family in their effort to see their 247-acre property off Mount Sherrer Road preserved. Last year, the family thought a deal had been struck with the county, but the county ...

New appraisals rules make waves - San Jose Mercury News

Tampa Tribune

New appraisals rules make waves
San Jose Mercury News
But just days before the sale was to close, an appraisal required by a new federal code came in $100000 below the sale price, torpedoing the deal and .
New lending laws complicate home appraisal processTampa Tribune
Appraisal Rules Spark ConfusionWall Street Journal
realtorsâ Applaud Appraisal Clarification as Good First StepRealEstateRama
SunHerald.com (registration) -HULIQ -Seattle Post Intelligencer
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With appraisals now in lenders' hands, Realtors worry that lower . - Palm Beach Post
Realtor Robert Garrison thought he had put together solid deals for two homes in Palm Beach County. Then the appraisals arrived. One property, west of Lake Worth, had a contract for $257,000. The appraisal came in at $180,000. The other home, in ...

PR Newswire - DartAppraisal.com Announces Integration with PLATINUMdata Solutions
July 21, 2009 -- TROY, Mich., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- DartAppraisal.com, the Troy, Mich.-based provider of nationwide residential real estate valuations, today...

Deseret News (Salt Lake City) - Obituary: NIELSON, DAVID
July 22, 2009 -- David M. Nielson 3/27/1948 ~ 7/19/2009 Bountiful - David Merrill Nielson, known as "Dave," age 61, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2009 in...

Home appraisal rules stir backlash - Cincinnati.com
Realtors, home builders, mortgage brokers and the appraisal industry itself all agree the rules are causing problems. Some are backing a bill in Congress to kill them. The guidelines essentially put a firewall between lenders and home appraisers ...

Appraisers applaud new federal underwriting guidelines - Examiner.com

UrbanTurf

Appraisers applaud new federal underwriting guidelines
Examiner.com
Appraisers finally have something to crow about and housing consumers can join the chorus -- soft as it may be. For lenders, Freddie Mac's Bulletin 2009-18 .
NAHB Applauds GSE Adjustments of Appraisal GuidelinesMortgageNewsDaily.com
Freddie Mac issues appraisal bulletinInman.com
Freddie Mac Tries to Resolve Appraisal IssuesUrbanTurf
PR Newswire (press release) -Housing Wire
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Business Wire - Stewart Cink Tops British Open Leaderboard, Cash4Gold Values Claret Jug at $1,200
July 20, 2009 -- HASH(0x2a966b1e90) POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Stewart Cink lifted the famed Claret Jug in triumph on Sunday after winning the...

Indian art appraisals offered at Heard West
The Heard Museum West will hold its first ''Native American Arts & Artifacts Appraisal Day,'' from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday EUR¦..

WASHINGTON COUNTY : Reappraisals cut value of property by $189 million (NWAnews.com)
Washington County Assessor Lee Ann Kizzar dropped real estate appraisals by $189 million this week to reflect the effects of slumping sales on the region's home values. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)..

San Juan County assessor gets a reprieve on appraisals of new construction (Journal of the San Juans)
Assessor Charles Zalmanek said that a 12-month extension should provide enough time for the department to appraise all of the county's new construction, re-value one-third of the county's property and to get back on its 3-year cycle of on-site appraisals by 2011...

Appraisals: Lots of goodies - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
Hey guys, just checking to see what I could get for these items. I have a pretty good idea, just wanted to check in with OCN. All items are as-is...

Business Wire - KB Home Target of Investigation in Florida, Hagens Berman Announces
July 14, 2009 -- HASH(0x2a98c80400) MIAMI -- Hagens Berman, the law firm representing homeowners in class-action lawsuits in Arizona and...

Data Theft, Beware Of Disgruntled Employees
Have you just started the annual round of appraisals? Are you about to inform staff that promotions or pay rises are thin on the ground this year or that some EUR¦..

Realtors cry foul over low-ball appraisals - Money Features
Real estate appraisers are the latest villains in the continuing saga of the bursting of the real estate bubble. Industry groups including the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders are howling ...

Low Grades for Performance Reviews (BusinessWeek)
Managers and employees alike sense the truth: Workplace appraisals aren't working..

US home sales flat, prices down 15% - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

US home sales flat, prices down 15%
Los Angeles Times
The association suggests home purchases are being hampered by faulty appraisals. It says 37% of its members reported losing at least one sale and 85% of its .
Home sales fall slightlyFlorida Today
Existing Home Sales Advance. Concerns Over HVCC GrowingMortgageNewsDaily.com
Home sales up, prices down in Jacksonville, across stateBizjournals.com
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Business Wire - Insitu’s Software Processes Awarded CMMI Maturity Level III Rating by the SEI
July 16, 2009 -- HASH(0x2239c10) BINGEN, Wash. -- Insituâs commitment to provide its customers reliable products and services was ...

Whether you're buying or selling antique furniture, appraisals .
If you're looking to buy or sell antique furniture, it may be difficult to know what the fair value of a given piece may be. Obtaining an antique furniture...

New rules on home appraisals add burden to buyers, sellers (Austin American-Statesman)
As if selling in the current rush of bad national economic numbers wasn't hard enough, the real estate business is facing challenges from an out of control appraisal industry. It is not enough to market a home, qualify the buyer and then submit the loan for processing. Now we are faced with a new appraisal challenge...

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England) - JOCKEYS and trainers issued […]
July 22, 2009 -- JOCKEYS and trainers issued glowing appraisals of Ffos Las after the Welsh track staged its inaugural Flat meeting . JOCKEYS and trainers issued...

Faulty Home Appraisals Hurting Economic Recovery
The NAHB reports that faulty undervalued appraisals are hurting the economic recovery. It seems appraisals are often being done by non-local appraisers using bad comps including foreclosed home sales and out of area appraisals. ...

An Unwelcome Wave of Out-of-Town Appraisals - Washington Post

An Unwelcome Wave of Out-of-Town Appraisals
Washington Post
New rules that went into effect this spring are supposed to place appraisers and loan officers at an arm's length. No longer, for example, can mortgage .
Not all happy with new work rules governing appraisers, brokersCrain's Detroit Business
Success! Spring appraisal was higherBoston Globe
With appraisals now in lenders' hands, Realtors worry that lower .Palm Beach Post
Arizona Daily Star -KVOA.com -The Chicago 77 -National Mortgage Professional Magazine
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5 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal | MG Appraisals
First impressions are just as important in real estate as any other aspect of life, if not more important. Many prospective homebuyers will size up a property within just a few seconds of viewing it. That first impression can get them ...

How Much Are Those Coins Worth? - Jamestown Post Journal

How Much Are Those Coins Worth?
Jamestown Post Journal
He said appraisals are based on value, condition and how many of the type of coins he is appraising were made. He said about 95 percent of people bring in .

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Matrix » [NAHB] 26% Of Appraisals Faulty While AMC's Talk Parrots
NAHB regroup on the HVCC/Appraisal issue from after a very silly press release a few weeks ago to a more coherent message in the to the current press release [FAULTY APPRAISAL PROCESS HARMING HOUSING AND THE ECONOMY} which has more ...

Realtors lament losing right to hire appraisers (The Record and Herald News)
New rules on appraisals have stirred up turmoil in an already troubled housing market...

Residents ramp up efforts to get historic bridge repaired - Mercury
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP EUR” Standing in the middle of Anthony's Mill Bridge, with the Perkiomen Creek running confidently underneath and the restored Anthony's Mill sitting perfectly aside, it's hard to imagine anything that could pierce this idyllic ...

Dallas property values decline less than expected 11:21 AM CT - Dallas Morning News
Dallas Countys property values fell by a little over 3 percent this year, a good sign for local government budgets as officials were bracing for a bigger decline. Residential values were down by less than 1 percent, according to the certified tax ...

CCI lands contract with Utah county appraisers - Northern Colorado Business Report

CCI lands contract with Utah county appraisers
Northern Colorado Business Report
By Staff FORT COLLINS - Colorado Customware Inc. has completed a multimillion-dollar contract with the Utah Multi-County Appraisal Trust to provide software .

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Market Wire - NICE issues positive Final Appraisal Determination recommending the use of Basilea's Toctino
July 16, 2009 -- Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd.(SWISS: BSLN) announces that the National Institute for Health andClinical Excellence (NICE) today issued the Final...

June home sales rise, but prices plummet (CNN Money)
Sales of existing homes disappointed again in June, coming in at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 4.89 million, up just 3.6% compared with May, according to a monthly report from the National Association of Realtors...

MORNING BRIEFS: KB Homes sued over appraisal values - Florida Times-Union
KB Homes is the target of lawsuits in Arizona and California claiming the builder, Countrywide Financial and LandSafe Appraisal Services conspired to rig appraisals toward higher sale prices in KB developments. Similar claims are being investigated ...

New appraisals rules make waves (Contra Costa Times)
Real estate professionals, sellers decry new federal rules governing home appraisers..

Get your coins appraised in Franklin (Middletown Journal)
FRANKLIN EUR” Coin expert Joe Barrett will return to Franklin Saturday, Aug. 1, for a coin appraisal session at the Deardoff Senior Center. Sponsored by the Franklin Area Historical Society, Barrett will speak on coins and paper money at 1 p.m. . . ...

Business Wire - Drysdale Valuation Principal, Don M. Drysdale, Earns Distinguished Designation
July 22, 2009 -- HASH(0x1da29c0) Special Accreditation Held by Less Than 40 Professionals in Utah and Arizona TUCSON, Ariz. --...

Some plain truths about Iraq
The US government is conducting endless appraisals of its failed policy in Iraq, independent of the bipartisan Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group. But how many more reviews and commissions will the EUR¦..

Business Wire - Mad Dog South Well Encounters Significant Hydrocarbon Pay
July 17, 2009 -- HASH(0x1ec55a0) HOUSTON -- BHP Billiton announced today that the Mad Dog South (826-5) appraisal well and sidetrack, drilled and...

Appraisal Scoop: lawsuits contend KB Home conspired with .
Hagens Berman is claiming that KB Home illegally boosted profits through inflated home values and sales prices over the past two years in California, Nevada and Arizona. The firm is currently investigating similar cases in Florida...

New home appraisal rules stir industry backlash - USA Today

The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

New home appraisal rules stir industry backlash
USA Today
Less than three months after new rules for home appraisers kicked in, the real estate industry is in uproar. .
Bill would suspend new home appraisal standardsSan Francisco Chronicle
Appraisal rules stir more ireSarasota Herald-Tribune
Low appraisals kill contracts, builders sayFinance and Commerce

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Find Out What's Going On This Weekend (Eyewitness News 3 Hartford)
Find out what's going on this weekend in Connecticut in our Community Calendar...

Appraisal And AD&C Problems Hampering Housing Recovery, Builders . - HNN Huntingtonnews.net

Appraisal And AD&C Problems Hampering Housing Recovery, Builders .
HNN Huntingtonnews.net
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress Thursday, July 23, 2009 that inappropriate appraisal practices and the .

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Home Appraisals. Something is WRONG!! | Infotube.net: Homes for .
The new Home Valuation Code of Conduct went into effect May 1st. It has derailed sales and wrecked havoc for sellers and buyers ecer since. Take action...

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England) - Drug access plan
July 20, 2009 -- THE public will have better access to breakthrough medicines under the Government plans outlined. THE public will have better access to...

Appraisals hidden from view, but experts say they fed fraud - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

PR Web (press release)

Appraisals hidden from view, but experts say they fed fraud
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
By Michael Braga, Chris Davis & Matthew Doig In his report to Synovus Bank, real estate appraiser Glenn Greber said the Siesta Key house was in good .
New Property Appraisals Raise ConcernsExaminer.com
Real estate appraisers did not cause the bubblePayson Roundup
New Book Aids Real Estate Appraisers Navigate the HVCCPR Web (press release)
National Mortgage Professional Magazine -Public Integrity -Seattle Post Intelligencer
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Hidalgo County property owners protest appraisals (The Monitor)
EDINBURG EUR” Fred Montano is beginning to rethink being a property owner. Montano, who owns about 50 residential properties as well as some commercial in the Rio Grande Valley, saw the appraisals for those properties shoot up over the past..

Volume 33, number 3: Nation Equity: Incidental Emotions in Country-of-Origin Effects
EUR¦ appraisals associated with these emotions on country-of-origin effects. Experiment 1 compared anger and sadness and demonstrated that country of origin influenced evaluations only in the angry (vs. sad) condition where EUR¦..

New lending laws complicate home appraisal process - Tampa Bay Online
Tampa lender Don Pratt of PA Mortgage recently had a client order two appraisals for a $300,000 home he was interested in purchasing. The appraisals - independent judgments of the market value of the same home - valued it less than the sales price ...

Brokers: Repeal The Home Valuation Code of Conduct - HULIQ.com
Three advantages I have as a mortgage broker over a large bank are speed, pricing and service. If you really think about it, those are the three components that separate any service business from another. The recently implemented Home Value Code of ...

Home Valuation Code of Conduct « Metropolitan Loans
Private assignments, such as divorce appraisals, bankruptcy appraisals, tax grievance and tax appeal appraisals, are not affected by the HVCC. The code only applies to appraisals, not affecting automated valuation models, broker price ...

New home appraisal rules stir industry backlash - Citizen
Less than three months after new rules for home appraisers kicked in, the real estate industry is in uproar. Realtors, homebuilders, mortgage brokers and the appraisal industry itself all agree the rules are causing problems. Some are backing a bill ...

MORNING BRIEFS: KB Homes sued over appraisal values - Florida Times-Union

MORNING BRIEFS: KB Homes sued over appraisal values
Florida Times-Union
KB Homes is the target of lawsuits in Arizona and California claiming the builder, Countrywide Financial and LandSafe Appraisal Services conspired to rig .

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Home Appraisals: Getting a Home Appraisal @ Current Mortgage Rates .
Home appraisals are done whenever you obtain a mortgage to purchase a home or refinance your home loan. Banks and lending institutions require a home appraisal when they provide financing for a home purchaser...



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