Items Tagged with 'Valuations'


  • 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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  • 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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  • From HW Magazine

    CoreLogic leverages data to deliver fast, accurate valuations

    Centralized hub manages appraisal orders, AVMs, and title and closing services
    Over the past several years, CoreLogic has significantly grown its valuations business through a series of acquisitions. With consumers, lenders, regulators and the GSEs expecting faster and more accurate valuations, CoreLogic delivers a host of comprehensive valuation tools for a seamless valuation process.  
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  • How to manage appraisal expectations on reverse mortgages

    As gap between values and expectations widens, HECM experts share tips on navigating this tricky process
    Any time a homebuyer seeks an appraisal as part of obtaining a mortgage, there's a good chance expectations won't align with the appraiser's verdict on value. For older homeowners seeking a reverse mortgage, this can be especially challenging, as a lower-than-expected value could preclude the borrower from securing the loan. How can HECM LOs best prepare borrowers ahead of an appraisal to avoid disappointment? Experts weigh in.
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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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