Florida county’s appraisal administrator fired
A Florida county’s office of the property appraiser will be looking for a new administration manager next month after the previous officeholder was caught committing fraud. Read on for all the details.
Are appraisers under-valuing properties?
As home prices continue their upward trend, a new report calls into question whether appraisers across the country are coming in low with their valuations. Keep reading for the details.
The CFPB and the wait for customary and reasonable
When Congress established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010 through the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, it signaled the arrival of a new sheriff in Washington to help clean up problems in the financial services industry exposed by the Great Recession. Unfortunately for appraisers, the CFPB has been mum on the issue of customary and reasonable fees to this point. Keep reading to see what industry experts had to say about the CFPB and the wait for customary and reasonable.
Case of appraisers’ conflicting cost approach values goes to court
A homeowner who disagreed with the real market value placed upon his newly built home by the county had his day in court when both the plaintiff’s appraisal and the county’s appraisal were called into question. Keep reading to see whose opinion won out.
Protecting yourself in the field
The issue of staying safe out in the field is back in the news following the murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter last month. By the nature of the job, appraisers open themselves up to vulnerabilities whenever they walk onto a stranger’s property and face the unknown. Keep reading for tips on how to protect yourself while on the job.
Appraisers speak out against county’s chief appraiser
A pair of appraisers have come out against their former boss, alleging that the district’s chief appraiser was verbally abusive during their stints as deputy chief appraiser under the 19-year veteran.