Items Tagged with 'Appraisals'

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  • Expert: Alternative valuations could drive up consumer costs

    Could be seen as higher risk mortgages
    While alternative valuation solutions could speed of the lending process, it could also make the mortgage a higher risk product, and drive up interest rates for consumers. Loans employing other valuation platforms will clearly have the perception of higher risk factors than traditional appraisals, one expert explained.
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  • Class Valuation promotes Stephanie Holdsworth to COO

    Holdsworth has been with the company for just two months
    Appraisal management company Class Valuation has promoted their Senior Vice President Appraisal Operations Stephanie Holdsworth, to Chief Operating Officer. Holdsworth was hired as the senior vice president, appraisal operations just this July.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Valuations: New tech, new approaches

    Time for an update on AVM programs and practices
    Sweeping changes periodically realign the mortgage industry in part or as a whole. They may come after a seismic economic shift, a spate of new regulatory requirements resulting from a financial crisis, or, on the positive side, a groundbreaking technological innovation.
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  • CBRE grows valuation business by acquiring Florida Valuation Group

    Commercial real estate appraisal firm joining CBRE
    CBRE is growing its commercial real estate valuation business, as the company announced this week that it acquired Florida Valuation Group, a commercial real estate appraisal firm that specializes in right-of-way appraisal and litigation support for eminent domain proceedings in Florida and the Southeast.
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  • Class Valuation invests in tech company InsideMaps to bring digital imaging to appraisals

    Part of effort to “modernize” appraisal process
    Class Valuation, a growing appraisal management company that recently changed its name from Class Appraisal, is investing in a tech company called InsideMaps to bring digital imaging and 3D mapping to the home appraisal process. According to the companies, Class Valuation made an equity investment in InsideMaps, which has developed technology to generate 3D tours and models of both the interior and exterior of homes while also creating a detailed data set about the home itself.
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  • EXCLUSIVE: CoesterVMS shuts down

    Did the AMC close it doors for good?
    The office furniture is sold. The website is down. No one answers the phone. Everyone stateside is now laid off. The chief executive officer is currently focused on a new line of work. For all intents and purposes, CoesterVMS, once one of the nation's largest appraisal management companies, is now out of business.
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  • Appraisal tech startup Reggora raises $3 million in seed funding

    Claims it can “streamline the appraisal process”
    Reggora, a Boston-based startup that claims its software can “streamline the appraisal process,” now has $3 million in its coffers to help grow it business. According to the company, its software “condenses and streamlines appraisals by automating traditionally manual processes such as finding appraisers, scheduling appraisal inspections and reviewing the final appraisal product.”
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  • CoreLogic shifts focus to appraisals, moves away from loan origination software

    Moves to accelerate appraisal management company “transformation”
    In the last few years, CoreLogic has significantly grown its valuations business through a series of acquisitions, including a la mode, Mercury Network, LandSafe Appraisal Services, FNC, and RELS. And now, the company is sharpening its focus on appraisals and moving away from other “non-core” parts of the company.
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