Items Tagged with 'Matthew Simmons'


  • First for 2017: Fannie Mae refines appraisal policies

    But will investors change their policies?
    Fannie Mae released its first selling guide updates for 2017. And it's a real standout. The GSE clarified rules around property inspections by appraiser trainees. However, some say that more still needs to be done in order for appraisers to act on the clarification.
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  • Are appraisers in danger of extinction?

    Here's a temporary and long-term fix
    At the start of last year, the Appraisal Institute boasted 22,000 professionals. Fast forward one year and the number now sits at 20,000 professionals, providing more evidence of a growing problem that is plaguing the industry. And the fix isn’t as simple as a surge in marketing to attract more young people, although that might help.
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