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Appraisals Done Right: Tips to prep your borrower for the inspection

Everyone wants things to be done right the first time. With home appraisals, there are often items that come up, which could have been avoided had the borrower been educated beforehand. This often leads to a final inspection that will cost additional time and money. We spoke with some appraisers and asked them for a...…

The Technologic Revolution of the Mortgage Industry

We are amid some of the biggest tradeshows of the year, and tech is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Think about this year’s Digital Mortgage and MBA conferences; the takeaway was clear: Innovate or be left behind. Some great tools mortgage companies should look to can be found on the 2018 HousingWire’s Tech 100....…

The Housing Crisis Ten Years Later. Where Are We Headed Next?

As we enter the tenth anniversary of the housing crisis, it is important to remind ourselves how far we have really come. Times were hard, and I doubt anyone reading this needs a history lesson on those tumultuous times. Every facet of our industry was left with their scars. But we survived. We adapted. As the...…

The 1004MC: A Sad Goodbye

Effective this month, Fannie Mae has made some significant changes to their Selling Guide – the one that interests Class Appraisal most is the removal of the 1004MC requirement in all 1-4 family reports for FNMA lenders. This importance of this addendum should not be overlooked, and many questions surround this sudden annulment. The first...…

The Vacuum in the Real Estate Job-Pool & How You Can Fill It

This month in Chicago, nearly 30 organizations banded together to announce their collaborated effort to spread awareness of the many diverse career paths available in the real-estate industry. Among them was the Appraisal Institute, who also posted an article about the event here. The collection of real-estate groups together represents over 10 million different possible career...…

Past, Present and Future; the Appraiser Profession

As we wind down from another celebration of our country’s independence and the history of the United States this fourth of July, we here at Class Appraisal thought it was a good time to reflect on another history; that of the Real Estate Appraiser. In a 2003 article from the Appraisal Journal titled, The academic...…

Appraisal Alternatives-Where do they fit in?

As a trusted, nationwide Appraisal Management Company, Class Appraisal is well aware of the alternatives to determining a value; not just the approach an appraiser may use, but also whether to use an appraisal in the traditional sense of the word.   BPO’s, AVM’s or desktop valuation models – you may be familiar with one...…

The Site Condo Conundrum

There’s a type of development that is becoming more and more common across the country. One that causes confusion in lenders as well as appraisers. A property type that transcends the norms and established boundaries of what we think of Single Family Residences (SFR). I’m talking, of course, about the Site Condo. The origin of...…

10 Appraisal Management Company Reviews Everyone Should Read

Appraisal management company reviews are surprisingly hard to come by. A quick search on Google brings up appraiser blogs, appraisal forums and appraisal management company employee reviews. But there’s no company or website dedicated to customer reviews of AMCs.   While we can’t provide you with customer reviews from other companies, we can let you...…

FHA -203K And Renovation Loans

We all know that appraisals  are very important when buying a home. So many loan types. So many appraisal forms. It can be information overload. We’re always here to help! Let us explain the difference between a 203K FHA Loan and a  Renovation Loan. VIEW NOW…


I can not tell you how many times I have said "Class Appraisal is absolutely the very best!" You guys blow me away with your customer service and your thoroughness. I was the one who made the loan number mistake and you just whipped your way right through it. Kudos to you and your staff at Class Appraisal. Thanks -Hughie Thomas Coastal Pacific Mortgage Corporation
You guys are by far the best appraisal management company I have worked for. The fact that you have knowledgeable and competent appraisal reviewers looking at the report and finding things I may miss, it's awesome. Thank you! It makes a world of difference.. -Robert Schuster Certified Residential Appraiser.(NC)
My name is Eric and I have performed nearly 600 appraisals for Class over the past few years and the experience has been a good one. I have worked with several AMC's over the past 10 years and Class is the best I have come across yet. Class offers consistent volume, fair fees, quick payment and a solid QC dept. In my opinion, all of these are key to maintaining a solid partnership and being successful as an Appraiser.  -Eric Ludolph Certified Residential Appraiser.(IL)
Class Appraisal by far is the BEST appraisal management company!  Their service is phenomenal and they truly care.  Their turn times and their dedication with the appraiser partners, as well as their website is, by far, an industry leader.  They are, and will continue to be, my appraisal management company! -Carrie Johnston Approved Mortgage
My Name is Frank Trucchio, a panel appraiser for Class Appraisal. Working with Class Appraisal has been a positive experience and the entire staff, from top to bottom, is professional, very knowledgeable and friendly. They work with us and always value our input, and whenever we have a question or concerns they make themselves readily available to communicate, and help to resolve issues that may come up during the appraisal process. Working with Class Appraisal is a “Win Win” for everyone. Even though we have completed over 9,000 appraisals we have learned from their expertise. -Frank Trucchio Action Appraisers
I wanted to express my gratitude on our great relationship with your company. I have been doing appraisals for Class Appraisal for four years and over my 30-year career the relationship is as good as it gets. All matters regardless of circumstance have been handled in a courteous and professional manner. I would highly recommend Class Appraisal. -Ian Callison Appraisal Services of Virginia
All appraisers want to work with the most knowledgeable and compliance oriented AMC businesses.  Class Appraisal is among that group due to their responsiveness, reliability and expert handling of the appraisal process. -Jim Finney Appraisal Partners
We are in a small community on the Oregon Coast and there seems to be a shortage of appraisers. The majority of Appraisal Management Companies cannot or will not use our local appraisers of which we have three. This results in unacceptable turn times and additional costs.  Class Appraisal has helped us through this time of unacceptable turn times by using our local appraisers when possible and simply providing superior service. Their communication is excellent, and they are there to help even on weekends. And believe it or not they actually listen. Thanks for your great service -Joe Henry Mortgage Loans
C2 Financial Corporation
As our brokerage begins to send more business to UWM, we are using Class Appraisal as our preferred AMC.  Your website makes it easy to order an appraisal and the communication portal is always tended to quickly, which is not the experience with other AMC’s. -Luis D. Machain Escala Financial – Mortgage Brokers

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