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Appraiser Independence: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

Posted by Matt Holmes

May 11, 2020 9:02:00 AM

Just as having an impartial jury is essential to a fair justice system, having unbiased appraisers is essential to the mortgage industry. All too often we see lenders, brokers, or real estate agents who use shady tactics to collude with appraisers and artificially impact the appraised value of the property. This is called appraiser pressure. Many appraisers consider appraiser pressure to be one of the biggest issues facing appraisers today.

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Topics: Appraisal, Appraisal Management, AMC

4 Ways Lenders Can Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Matt Holmes

Mar 23, 2020 9:02:00 AM

The COVID-19 virus is now impacting all ways of life here in the U.S., and chances are your mortgage lending team is experiencing some of the shockwaves. Just last week, the fed slashed interest rates, resulting in an unprecedented spike in refinances. This, combined with staffing concerns and other factors, are creating unusual circumstances for lenders. Here’s 4 ways your team can navigate the crisis, without losing the patience or trust of your borrowers.

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Topics: Mortgage, AVM's, Appraisal, VOA

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