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To Subject To or Not to Subject to? According to Fannie Mae

Did you know Fannie Mae permits appraisals to be based on the “as is” condition of the property…if there are minor conditions of normal wear and tear. Keep reading to find out what is considered “normal” and other tips to help get the appraisal report off your desk. https://www.classappraisal.com/WebDocs/FHMA_Subject_to.pdf

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Top 10 Reasons to Stop and Call…

As we all know not every property is “cookie cutter” and an appraisal report can get frustrating so instead of getting a headache, we have created a blog just for you. Please check out our blog Top 10 Reasons to Stop and Call… https://www.classappraisal.com/WebDocs/ARC.10reasons.nov.9.2017.pdf  

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What are External Influences?

Do you know that failure to recognize and comment on external influences in a appraisal report, positive or negative can result in multiple revisions? For more information, Click Here

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Heading to the MBA Conference 2017? Don’t Miss These 6 Sessions

For many in our industry, the MBA Conference 2017 will be the highlight of our year (professionally). The annual event put on by the Mortgage Bankers Association not only draws CEOs, VPs and senior managers from banks and business models of all types, but also government agency representatives and regulators. It’s one of the best […]

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15 Appraisal Management Services We Proudly Offer

Finding reliable appraisal management services is imperative for every mortgage loan originator, borrower, processor, underwriter and closer. Quick turnaround times are important. But you also need to be sure that the appraisal management company you work with adheres to all Federal Housing Association (FHA) and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) requirements. Class Appraisal […]

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5 NAMB National 2017 Sessions You Absolutely Must Attend

NAMB National 2017 is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited for this year’s conference. The annual event hosted by NAMB, the association of mortgage professionals, will take place October 14-16 at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The 55,000 square feet of space allows for an exciting combination of […]

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Class Appraisal Recognized During National Mortgage Professional Month

September is national mortgage professional month. Officially proclaimed by the National Day Calendar in 2015, the month is meant to celebrate all mortgage industry professionals who play a role in helping people finance their dream of owning a home. At the beginning of the month, Class Appraisal Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jon Tallinger […]

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Why Appraisal Management Company Requirements Vary by State

Appraisal management company requirements are different in every U.S. state. That’s why choosing a nationwide AMC means looking for more than just a proven track record of turning around appraisals quickly. The company needs to show an understanding of the rules and regulations governing the appraisal process in each of the fifty states. To date, […]

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The Disaster Area Inspection Report: 3 Things Everyone Should Know

A disaster area inspection report (DAIR) is required for properties that have been recently appraised in areas where the FEMA has declared a disaster, such as a wildfire or severe weather storm. The first thing lenders need to understand is that it may not be allowed or safe for an appraiser to inspect the subject property […]

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Top Appraisal Management Companies Have These Five Things

The benefits of working with top appraisal management companies (AMCs) are myriad: better turn times, more accurate reports, mitigated collateral risk, clear communication, quality service and more. But there are hundreds of organizations to choose from. How can you determine which ones are the best? Needless to say, we know quite a bit about the […]

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4 Tips to Get Your Home Fall & Winter Ready

Get ready for vibrant colored leaves and trees, crisp weather, and lots of pumpkins. Fall is almost here! As the seasons change, so do our home needs. We don’t want you to be left in the cold when winter slowly sneaks up on us, so here are four quick tips to get your home Fall […]

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Industry Unity

I have heard appraisers say, “AMC’s don’t care about the appraisers, they only care about getting their money from the lenders”. I have heard lenders say, “just get a new appraiser, there tons of them out there”. In between all these talks, lie us, the AMC. How do we handle being in the middle of […]

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We Value More Than You Think

Many companies will say they appreciate their employees and occasionally they will show it by hosting a holiday party or buying lunch for their team.  However, how much do these occasional events affect employees and their engagement at work?  We would say, not that much. Which is why at Class Appraisal, we do things differently. […]

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Is Your Home Appraisal Ready?

Spring and Summer are the prime home-selling seasons, and it is a seller’s market, but what are you doing to improve market value for your home? Improving your property value is important whether you are a potential seller or not. If you are a potential seller, then there are some things to consider in order […]

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Beyond Customer Service

“Your Customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” ~Damon Richards We are constantly hearing about how great customer service is critical and perhaps the most important competitive advantage for any business to possess.  When we do hear about ‘phenomenal service’ it is usually linked to large organizations such as […]

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