appraisals Archive

Does NAHB Want to Ditch MLSs?

The National Association of Home Builders called for an overhaul of the residential appraisal system, making a number of recommendations with which members of the National Association of REALTORS® can agree. One suggested change, however, could alter the role...
February 22, 2013

Standards, No Matter the Valuation Method

In response to the increased use of broker price opinions and other types of valuation methods other than appraisals, NAR has come out with what it calls its Responsible Valuation Policy statement. It’s intended to provide a framework for...
February 29, 2012

Appraisals: Still a Thorn in Your Side

We know you’re having a hard time with appraisals today. We hear from sales associates and brokers regularly that they’re seeing transactions collapse because the appraisal comes in well below the price agreed to by the buyer and the...
December 7, 2011

Highlights From This Year’s Board of Directors Meeting

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, and Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The National Association of REALTORS® held its Board of Directors meeting this past Monday on the final day of the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. If you haven’t...
November 17, 2011

Can You Head Off Inaccurate Appraisals?

No, but you can take a few steps to make them less likely Appraisers lacking experience or familiarity with an area continue to be a major problem for home sales, but you can minimize the chances of a bad...
November 12, 2011

HVCC: One Year Later

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Are you still seeing valuations that don’t reflect your view of market value? Are appraisers still hesitant to take information from you or even answer your calls? Are the appraisers who set...

Top 10 Real Estate Developments of the ’00s: #6

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Five down, five to go! In this installment of our top real estate developments of the decade, we examine an infamous issue for practitioners:...
December 14, 2009

HVCC: Bad Code or Badly Implemented Code?

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine The Home Valuation Code of Conduct is getting a bad rap for causing what real estate professionals say is a rise in inaccurate appraisals, Alfred Pollard told a packed room of REALTORS®...
November 14, 2009

Stevens: Facts Getting Lost in FHA Safety Debate

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine “Nobody has asked to come in and look at our balance sheet, to go through our finances, which I’ve offered to everybody.”—FHA Commissioner David Stevens News reports raising concerns that FHA might...
October 22, 2009

Top 5 Daily News Stories Last Week

Here are the top five items from the Daily News last week:...
August 9, 2009