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March 2021

  • Managing Multiple Appraisal Deadline, by Doug Smith, SRA, AI-RRS – Page 1
  • If people can’t find you, they can’t order an appraisal or give you a referral  – Page 5
  • Review of “The Appraisal Bible” – The Appraisal of Real Estate,  15th Edition by the Appraisal Institute – Page 7
  • Sales and financing concessions, What Fannie and USPAP say, by Time Andersen , MAI – Page 9
  • 20 Questions from Tim Andersen – Page 11
  • How affordable, really, by Rachel Massey, SRA – Page 13

February 2021

  • Appraisal Risk Management – Fannie’s – 2021-01. Risk scores, appraisal defects, appraiser independence, etc. – Page 1
  • Make use of your driving time by exercising –  Page 5
  • Procrastination costs you time, money and more stress, which we don’t need now!– Page 6
  • FHFA wants input on waivers, hybrids, data access for appraisers, etc. by 2-26-21 Page 8
  • Appraisal waivers up 137% for all loan types in 2020 – Page 12
  • Braintoss captures your thoughts, By Wayne Pugh, MAI
  • Egad! UAD and Forms Reforms,  By George Dell, MAI, SRA, ASA, CRE – Page 17

January 2021

  • Top 10 Appraiser Time Wasters and What to do About Them, By Doug Smith, SRA
  • The Power of Surveys, by Rachel Massey, SRA, AI-RRS
  • George Dell – The Anti-Statistics Guy, by George Dell, MAI, SRA, ASA, CRE

 

December 2020

  • 2020 year-end tax planning for appraisers. It’s not too late to save on your 2020 taxes! –  Page 1
  • Marketing with holiday gifts and cards – easy and Most Excellent Marketing Tool – Page 6
  • How to reduce stress to be more productive – Page 9

 

November 2020

  • Increase your productivity by managing your email –  Page 1
  • What is True and Correct per USPAP? By Tim Andersen, MAI – Page 5
  • Tales of a Trainee at  Appraisal Camp Sedona, By Brian Aldridge – Page 10
  • CamScanner Review, By Wayne Pugh, MAI

October 2020

  • Appraiser’s Don’t “Create” Value! By Tim Andersen,  MAI–  Page 1
  • Practical tips you can use today for getting more appraisals done and make more money – Page 6
  • New appraisers need live, not “virtual” field training,  by Julie Fries, SR – Page 10
  • My new blog, Covid Science For Everyone! Covidscienceblog.com – Page 14

September 2020

  • Disability – your greatest risk –  Page 1
  • Disability Insurance – more important than ever during a Pandemic! –  by Paul Porter – Page 5
  • But Fannie Mae says I don’t have to do the Cost Approach! – by Tim Andersen, MAI – Page 6
  • The common sense of it all, something we should always try and revisit – by Rachel Massey – Page 9
  • Appraising Solar: New Fannie guidance August 2020  –  by Mark Buhler – Page 11

 

August 2020

  • How to keep safe from COVID-19, including tips for appraisers –  Page 1
  • The Vaccine Race – Page 10
  • Grammerly can fix your grammatical errors, by Wayne Pugh, MAI– Page 15

 

July 2020

  • Reduce your liability: Sample disclaimers/statements for your appraisals –  Page 1
  • Welcome to Appraisal Purgatory! A Day in Appraisal Camp, Sedona Arizona – Page 5
  • E & O Insurance – where to get it, reducing liability, most frequent claims,            etc. – Page 7
  • 2020 E & O Insurance Brokers – Page 15

June 2020

  • How to communicate with appraisers online. What’s best for you? –  Page 1
  • Fannie Temporary Appraisal Requirement Flexibilities –  What they mean for  you – Page 8
  • Addendum:   Fannie Letter  Lender LL-2020-4 – Page 2
  • Addendum: Fannie Appraiser FAQs – Page 11
  • Addendum: Summary of Appraisal Requirements – Fannie, Freddie, FHA,       VA – Page 17

January 2020

  • Top 10 Appraiser Time Wasters and What to do About Them, By Doug Smith, SRA
  • The Power of Surveys, by Rachel Massey, SRA, AI-RRS
  • George Dell – The Anti-Statistics Guy, by George Dell, MAI, SRA, ASA, CRE

December 2020

  • 2020 year-end tax planning for appraisers. It’s not too late to save on your 2020 taxes! –  Page 1
  • Marketing with holiday gifts and cards – easy and Most Excellent Marketing Tool – Page 6
  • How to reduce stress to be more productive – Page 9

November 2020

  • Increase your productivity by managing your email
  • What is True and Correct per USPAP? By Tim Andersen, MAI
  • Tales of a Trainee at  Appraisal Camp Sedona, By Brian Aldridge
  • CamScanner Review, By Wayne Pugh, MAI

October 2020

  • Appraiser’s Don’t “Create” Value! By Tim Andersen,  MAI–  Page 1
  • Practical tips you can use today for getting more appraisals done and make more money – Page 6
  • New appraisers need live, not “virtual” field training,  by Julie Fries, SR – Page 10
  • My new blog, Covid Science For Everyone! Covidscienceblog.com – Page 14

September 2020

  • Disability – your greatest risk –  Page 1
  • Disability Insurance – more important than ever during a Pandemic! –  By Paul Porter – Page 5
  • But Fannie Mae says I don’t have to do the Cost Approach! – by Tim Andersen, MAI Page 6
  • The common sense of it all, something we should always try and revisit – by Rachel Massey Page 9
  • Appraising Solar: New Fannie guidance August 2020 – by Mark Buhler Page 11

 

August 2020

  • How to keep safe from COVID-19, including tips for appraisers –  Page 1
  • The Vaccine Race – Page 10
  • Grammerly can fix your grammatical errors, by Wayne Pugh, MAI– Page 15

 

July 2020

  • Reduce your liability: Sample disclaimers/statements for your appraisals –  Page 1
  • Welcome to Appraisal Purgatory! A Day in Appraisal Camp, Sedona Arizona – Page 5
  • E & O Insurance – where to get it, reducing liability, most frequent claims, etc. – Page 7
  • 2020 E & O Insurance Brokers – Page 15

June 2020

  • How to communicate with appraisers online. What’s best for you? –  Page 1
  • Fannie Temporary Appraisal Requirement Flexibilities –  What they mean for  you – Page 8
  • Addendum:   Fannie Letter  Lender LL-2020-4 – Page 2
  • Addendum: Fannie Appraiser FAQs – Page 11
  • Addendum: Summary of Appraisal Requirements – Fannie, Freddie, FHA, VA – Page 17

 

May 2020

  • Virtual Inspection Tools: Drivebys and Desktops Made Much More  Reliable –  Page 1
  • Desktops and Exterior Appraisals: Virtual Inspection Tools Can Help! – Page 4
  • Musings on Misleading, by Tim Andersen, MAI – Page – 9
  • What Does Fannie May Really Want? By George Dell, MAI – Page 12
  • Malwarebytes to Keep Your Computer Free of Worms, Trojans, etc., by Wayne Pugh, MAI – Page 15

 

April 2020

  • COVID-19: Data Comps and Values –  Page 1
  • Data and Comps. It’s all about the data!! – Page 5
  • Vaccines, Immunity and Q & A’s – Page 10

March 2020

  • Restricted Appraisal Reports – Yes, No or Maybe? –  Page 1
  • Why is USPAP copyrighted. Why you must buy it every 2 years (book review) –  Page 5
  • How much money did you make per hour after expenses in 2019? – Page 9

 

 February 2020

  • Entrepreneur, technician and Manager – the three conflicting rolls of fee appraisers  –  Page 1
  • I am no “JUST” a residential  appraiser! By Rachel Massey, SRA, AI-RRS, ASA, IFA – Page 4
  • Highest and Best Use and USPAP 2020 by Julie Friess, SRA, AI-RSS, MA – Page 5
  • Should you stay or should you go? That is the question…. – Page 8

 

January 2020

  • Planning for 2020 – Set up a budget to manage  your income and expenses  –  Page 1
  • Practical tips you can use today for getting more appraisals done and make money – Page 5
  • New Year’s resolutions.  Set goals for 2020 and how you will accomplish  them – Page 9
  • Ankor Innovations brings Amazon Alexa to your automobile – Page 11
  • New Ca law: Whats happening in your state? Appraisers want to keep Independent Contractor status with AMCs – Page 14

            

December 2019

  • 2019 year-end tax planning for appraisers It’s not too late to save on your 2019 taxes! –  Page 1
  • Starting over again by Rachel Massey, SRA., AI-RRS – Paage 5
  • Marketing with holiday gifts and cards. An easy and Most Excellent tool! –Page 6
  • USPAP 2020-2021 – What’s New? by Tim Andersen MAI – Page 9
  • Evaluations Are Appraisals by Julie Friess, SRA, AI-RRS – Page 11
  • Bifurcated inspection-only option “paused” – Page13

 

November 2019

  • What is Fannie doing now and what are their future plans? UAD, Forms, Bifurcated-  Page 1
  • Adjust your adjustment or your attitude.   By George Dell MAI – Page 6
  • State Board complaints. What if you are found quilty?   By Tim Anderson –   Page 11