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Real Estate Appraiser - Brian J. Davis & Associates
Real Estate Professionals . . .GET THE SCOOP! on all of the latest appraisal news, valuation trends, real estate software/technology solutions and maybe even a little entertainment.
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In Announcement 09-11, New Data Delivery Requirements, Fannie Mae announced changes to the loan delivery file and the Uniform Residential Loan Application (Form 1003) to accommodate new data elements required by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Download Fannie Mae Announcement 09-14-Ele...
05/31/2009
As most of you know by now, the Home Valuation Code of Conduct went into effect on May 1st. Its primary purpose is to insulate the appraiser from outside influences that would apply pressure to the appraiser to inflate values. Unfortunately, I have been receiving complaints from our members (ICA...
05/16/2009
After three years of trying, it finally took a new Governor and a persistent ICAP to get Appraisal Bill - HB1015 passed. The Bill passed in the Senate yesterday unanimously! It will now go to Governor for signature. This is not a new law, but an amendment to the existing law.  Brian Weaver will ...
05/14/2009
CALGARY, May 12, 2009 Zaio Corporation("Zaio" or the "Company") announced today that the Company has signed a letter of intent and term sheet ("Terms") with the Zaio Zone Appraisers in the United States to proceed with a plan to complete the Company's national valuation database and offer servic...
05/13/2009
You've probably seen my Appraiser's Water Cooler Group - Appraiser Tribes ? There I've promoted the POWER of groups of real estate appraisers joining together for common goals on a local or regional basis. Here's ANOTHER form (or forum) of collaboration that harnesses the power of http://www.Twit...
05/09/2009
Ever been out taking rural comp photos and then want to accurately plot them on a map? Maybe one of the many iPHone GPS apps would be the key? They range from FREE! to $4.99 on up! Here's a couple that I've played with: Simple GPS This is great if you just want to know where you are, look at a ma...
05/09/2009
Are YOU interested in building a Tribe? Consider Twitter! Twitter is a micro-blogging platform and it's a little different from any other online or social media tool. When people first begin using it, it can seem overwhelming and confusing. How can you really type anything of substance in 140 ch...
05/09/2009
  Download Williams Fannie Mae HVCC Delay 04202009 Download Koskinen Freddie Mac HVCC Delay 04202009 This is a Call to Action! Please contact your Senators and Representatives TODAY and urge them to STOP or DELAY (for at least 12 months) the implementation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct ("...
04/20/2009
I think that appraisers will find this case very interesting from a variety of perspectives!    The case went all the way to the Court of Appeals in Nashville, TN and was ultimately decided in favor of the appraiser, but not without some interesting twists and turns along the way. View my page on...
09/28/2008
Thanks to NAR's Appraisal Insight blog for a "shout-out" on The Appraiser's Water Cooler! Facebook for Appraisers For those of you who want the social interaction of Facebook without all the poking, status updates, and lame pictures of high-school friends, Appraisal Scoop has the answer. It's cal...
09/18/2008
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