Customary & Reasonable

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Customary & Reasonable fees were all the buzz back in 2010. Then the conversations subsided. Appraisers had a whirlwind of refinance activity to distract them for a while. When interest rates ticked up, volume plummeted. Now every dollar counts more than ever. The sting is especially painful when volume has dropped precipitously and fees were cut simultaneously. That spells double trouble.

With the signing of the Financial Regulatory Reform Bill on July 21, 2010, also known as Dodd Frank, there were significant changes that affected the appraisal community.

Full Body Search Required for Approval

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I remember a time in the world, pre HVCC, when I would drive around to mortgage offices.  I would stop in, introduce myself to every loan officer and staff member, hand out my business cards, and ask them to give me a try.  I would repeat this pattern every week after that until they decided to give me a try.  That was then and this is now...

Understanding Background Checks

Monday, September 30, 2013

This past Wednesday we sat down with Joan Trice to talk about third party oversight. In response to some of the comments we received on that interview we wanted to take some time to talk to Joan again about understanding background checks. Find out the answers to any questions you may have with this in depth interview.

BUZZ: Welcome back.

Joan: Thanks. I wanted to take some time to specifically address background checks.

Questions About Third Party Oversight

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Recently there have been a lot of questions being asked about Third Party Oversight and how it will affect appraisers in the future. We sat down with Joan Trice to get answers to some of the more frequently asked questions. Read this interview to find out how new regulations impact you.

BUZZ: Gee Joan, it has been a while since we have interviewed you.