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Speaking Frankly About Dodd Frank

Monday, February 25, 2013

Q & A with Greg Stephens and Bill Matchneer on the latest Dodd Frank Rules.

Recently the Appraisal Buzz was able to sit down with Greg Stephens SVP of Appraisal Operations and Compliance at Metro-West Appraisal Co. LLC and Bill Matchneer Senior Counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (CFPB) and talk about the recently released Dodd Frank rules and their upcoming webinar on the issues surrounding them.

NAHB Report Recommends Reforms of Residential Appraisal System

Friday, February 22, 2013

On Wednesday the National Association of Home Builders released their appraisal whitepaper on appraisal reform, "Comprehensive Blueprint for Residential Appraisal Reform." We had the opportunity to sit down with Steve Linville the Director of Single Family Finance at NAHB to ask him a few questions about the release.

BUZZ: Steve, Why is NAHB so interested in what is going on within appraisal land?

Clearing Up Any Misconceptions Around the Customary and Reasonable Rule

Friday, February 8, 2013

Interview with Bruce Unangst

The Appraisal Buzz recently had a moment to sit down and speak with Bruce Unangst Executive director of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and Appraisal Board to talk about their proposed rule concerning appraisal fees and AMCs.

Buzz: Tell our readers a little about your background in the appraisal industry.

New and Exciting Changes Coming for Valuation Expo 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Valuation Expo is coming back to Las Vegas!

This year it will be held in the Summer! June 18th-20th in the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Join us this year at the biggest Appraisal Conference and trade show in the industry.Valuation Expo is a great place to network with appraisal industry leaders, earn valuable continuing education credits, and have fun while doing it.

Another Valuation Expo is in the Books!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Valuation Expo 2012 has come and gone. It's hard to believe that a year's worth of planning spills out in just a few days time and then it's over. We want to thank our great speakers, sponsors and exhibitors who made it all possible. And, of course, our attendees, without whom there would be no point. From the initial response, sounds like they had as much fun as we did.

We had three action packed days of meetings and expo time. Here's a recap for those of you who missed it.

Appraisal Institute Relief Fund

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Appraisal Institute Relief Foundation (AIRF) is here to help Appraisal Institute members, employees - and their families - as well as well as others in the real estate community who are dealing with the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  The Foundation developed out of membership interest in providing assistance to those in the Appraisal Institute community affected by Hurricane Katrina. Now, Sandy presents our next challenge.

An International Appraisal Interview

Monday, October 15, 2012

Recently the Appraisal Buzz had the great opportunity to sit down with Santiago Herreros De Tejada. Santiago is the International Director of Grupo Sociedad de Tasación. We thought it would be interesting to see how the appraisal industry works in other countries and compare them to the current American system. Santiago was gracious enough to take some time and answer some of our questions.

BUZZ: Santiago, what is the state of the housing market in Spain these days?