Tag Archives: Appraisers

How hot is it in Oregon?

Here’s a Realtor’s dream or nightmare. Maybe both. What if you had so many sales working that you couldn’t get them all closed because your county didn’t have enough real estate appraisers? True story out of Astoria, Oregon, which is ...

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Appraisers hope for the end of bank-owned AMCs (access required)

In 2009, about two years after the real estate market started its collapse, a new federal law took effect. The federal Home Valuation Code of Conduct was created to reduce conflicts of interest in the process of appraising homes. Real estate agents and brokers were no longer allowed to order appraisals. Lenders were now in control of doing that, and demand for appraisal-management companies shot up.

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