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Appraisal volume falls three weeks in a row

Continues recent lows into fourth quarter
Appraisal volume doesn't look like it's changing pace anytime soon. Looking at the latest report from a la mode, the fourth quarter is continuing the slow volume levels witnessed for most of the past two months.
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Appraisal volume trudges through September

Only one week in September posted a rise
With September completely over, the latest National Appraisal Volume Index gives a full picture of how the month performed, revealing that only one week posted a rise for the whole month. In fact, the NAVI has actually fallen five of the last six weeks.
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Appraisal volume remains quiet in September

4-week average slightly edges up
There’s less than one week left in September, and so far, the month’s recorded quite the roller coaster. However, despite the drastic rise and fall, September still followed season trends, especially given the beginning of the month included the Labor Day holiday.
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Appraisal volume increases three weeks in a row

Housing market continues to plod along
For the first time in awhile, appraisal volume managed to increase for three consecutive weeks. While the four-week moving average did slightly decrease, it is not too far below the prior week, which was the highest non-holiday influenced four-week period since early spring.
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Appraisal volume posts slight boost after dry spell

No more holiday factors
Appraisal volume posted a slight resurgence in the latest National Appraisal Volume Index report from a la mode. Kevin Golden, director of analytics, noted that this week’s results mark the highest non-holiday influenced four-week period since early spring.
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Here's how to fix the appraiser shortage

Changing mentorship requirement is one crucial step
The fact is we are on the verge of a major appraiser shortage unlike any I have seen in my 30 years in the business. Unless this trend is stopped, the quality of appraisal values will eventually decline and public trust in the housing economy could once again fall apart. So what can be done?
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CoreLogic revenue explodes thanks to growing property valuation business

LandSafe, FNC and RELS acquisitions paying huge dividends
Thanks in large part to its growing property valuation business, CoreLogic saw a huge jump in revenue during the second quarter, the company reported Monday afternoon. And the company plans to grab even more valuation services market share moving forward, thanks to a "highly fragmented and challenged market space."
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