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David Foster: How Today’s Market Impacts the Appraisals and Inspections Landscape

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The housing market has seen many changes over the past couple of years, some as a result of the COVID-19...

Accurate Group Verified as Freddie Mac ACE+ PDR Software Provider

Appraisal management firm Accurate Group is now verified to support Freddie Mac’s ACE+ PDR (automated collateral evaluation plus property data report) product, giving lenders...

Appraisal Logistics Announces Two Key Hires

Nicholas Turansky recently joined Appraisal Logistics as national account director, while Anthony Savala joined the company as senior vice president of sales. Both are industry...

Inhabet Offers Mortgage Lenders Compliant DIY Property Valuations 

Equity Valuation Partners (EVP), a provider of home value services, valuation tools and property value data for the real estate industry, has launched Inhabet,...

Reggora Utilizes STRATMOR Study Data for Mortgage Appraisal Evaluation

Reggora, an appraisal management software company, is offering a no-cost benchmark evaluation to help lenders improve their appraisal operations and performance. The evaluation will...

Top Questions Lenders Have About the New Desktop Appraisal Rules

BLOG VIEW: In January, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced that they would include a desktop appraisal option to its sellers....

Appraisal Logistics Taps Elizabeth Green as Chief Strategy Officer

Elizabeth Green has joined Appraisal Logistics, a provider of appraisal management technology and compliance solutions for the residential/commercial mortgage industry, as chief strategy officer. Green...

New Black Knight Tool Identifies Possible Minority Bias in Home Valuation Process

Black Knight Inc. has launched CA Risk Profiler Plus, a tool designed to help mortgage lenders, appraisers and appraisal management companies (AMC) identify potential...

Asteroom Debuts Desktop Product for Appraisal Management Firms

Asteroom Inc. has launched its new nationwide desktop appraisal data collection service to fully enable the new property valuation method, called desktop appraisal, endorsed...

Clear Capital Introduces Two New Desktop Appraisal Solutions

Clear Capital, a national real estate valuation technology company, has introduced two new desktop appraisal solutions - Desktop Appraisal and Desktop Data Collection. Desktop Appraisal...

A Simpler Approach to Determining Home Condition

BLOG VIEW: Most are familiar with the appraisal standards used to identify the condition of homes during the appraisals process. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac,...

Dodd Named Interim President and CEO of CoreLogic

Pat Dodd has been appointed interim president and CEO of CoreLogic, replacing Frank Martell, who will assume the position of non-executive chairman of the...

Clear Capital Further Modernizes the Appraisal Process with ClearPhoto

Clear Capital, a national real estate valuation technology company, has announced ClearPhoto, a set of AI-driven rules built into the company’s ClearCollateral Review solution. This...

Accurate Group Acquires eMerge Property Solutions

Accurate Group, a provider of technology-driven real estate appraisal, title data, analytics and e-closing solutions, has acquired eMerge Property Solutions, a company supplying broker...

Calyx Integrates PCV Murcor Into Calyx Point to Enhance Appraisal Process

Calyx, a provider of comprehensive mortgage software solutions for banks, credit unions, mortgage bankers, wholesale and correspondent lenders and brokers, has announced that PCV...

Affordability Declined for Third Consecutive Month

The chief economist’s analysis of First American Financial Corporation’s May 2021 First American Real House Price Index (RHPI) shows record nominal house price appreciation...
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AppraisalWorks Now Integrated with ICE Mortgage

AppraisalWorks, a property valuation and appraisal management technology provider, is now available through the ICE Mortgage Technology Platform. That means mortgage lenders using ICE Mortgage’s...

Lender Leans on Core Logic for Collateral Valuation Improvements

Sierra Pacific Mortgage, a nationwide lender, has implemented CoreLogic’s collateral valuation platform to increase its underwriting capacity and improve turn times. CoreLogic’s digital solution provides...

Triserv Can Now Manage Appraisal Orders from ClosingCorp

ClosingCorp says Triserv, a national appraisal management company (AMC), is now able to receive and manage appraisal orders via the ClosingCorp Order Management platform. The...

FHFA Seeks Feedback on How to Modernize the GSEs’ Appraisal-Related Policies

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking feedback on how best to modernize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s appraisal-related policies. The pandemic and social...