Appraisal Resources to Stay in the Know

A collection of resources for lenders, appraisers and other real estate professionals.

4 Benefits of Partnering with an Appraisal Management Company

Lenders can take a load off by partnering with an appraisal management company (AMC). From quality control to increasing productivity, outsourcing the appraisal management process has major benefits for lenders of all sizes. Take a look at four of the top benefits to see if it might be a good fit.
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Advice for Sellers: How to Prepare for a Home Appraisal

You’ve received and accepted an offer, agreed-upon credits and repairs, and had a visit from an inspector — now, it’s time for the home appraisal. So, what should you expect? To help sellers better navigate the process, we’ve outlined four ways to prepare for a home appraisal.
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5 Ways an Appraisal Management Company Brings Value to Your Lending Institution

From cutting-edge technology to liability protection, an appraisal management company lifts the burden of appraisal management from banks and large lenders.
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Bold New Look, Same Quality Service: Introducing the New MVS Brand

We are excited to announce the new Market Valuation Services (MVS) brand.
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Industry News: Energy-Efficient Mortgages

Learn more about energy-efficient financing options, including Fannie Mae’s “HomeStyle Energy Mortgage” and Freddie Mac’s “GreenChoice Mortgage.”

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Industry News: Fannie Mae Introduces New Underwriting Innovation to Help More Renters Become Homeowners

Fannie Mae’s new Desktop Underwriter feature launches in September 2021, giving renters who may have limited credit history, but a solid rent payment track record more opportunity to become homebuyers.

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Industry News: Backyard Greenhouses Are Growing on Homeowners

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how these glass outbuildings offer a functional yet beautiful space for gardeners and plant aficionados, especially during the pandemic.

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Industry News: Home Equity Wealth is Booming

Home equity for American homeowners rose by a total of $1 trillion over the last 12 months, according to a report by CoreLogic.

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Industry News: Vaccine Could Boost Listings Ahead of Home Shopping Season

A whopping 70% of homeowners said they would be comfortable moving to a new home as a result of widespread vaccine distribution, according to a recent Zillow survey.

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