Weekly News Roundup for August 21, 2015

These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.

A Texas lender has sued a number of Tampa Bay appraisers for damages associated with foreclosure losses, claiming that the appraisers violated appraisal standards and overevaluated homes before 2008.

The United States’ oil transportation and refining infrastructure is aging and […]

Flight to Quality?

The term “flight to quality” means different things in different contexts. In economics and finance, of which real estate is a subset, the term refers to instances when capital moves away from more “risky” investments and toward “safer” investments due to uncertainty about the overall economy.

There seems to be […]

Valuing Energy-Efficient Homes

According to a study released last year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), energy efficiency is one of the features homebuyers are most interested in. Four of the top 10 most wanted features involved saving energy: 94% of respondents wanted Energy-Star rated appliances, 91% wanted an Energy-Star […]

Conversations in Korean

We can all use a bit more perspective in our industry. A couple of weeks ago I had the good fortune of spending time with two extraordinary ladies who are really trying to improve the state of appraisal in South Korea—one is an appraiser (Min-Kyung Oh) and the other […]

More than 12,000 Appraisals Fail Every Week. Here’s Why—

The first time Richard Hagar, SRA, ran the numbers, he couldn’t believe it. So he ran the numbers again. Then he passed them to a colleague, who got the same answer: 12,346 appraisals fail every week.

Hagar, an appraiser and fraud profiler with American Home Appraisals, was so blown away […]

Construction Defects: The Appraisal Challenges

This presentation discusses some of the current appraisal challenges in valuing properties with construction defects, as well as trends on the horizon.
Presenter: John A. Kilpatrick
Presented at the Construction Defects and Insurance Coverage Conference, March 2011.
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Construction Defects — Appraisal Challenges

This paper discusses some of the current appraisal challenges in valuing properties with construction defects, as well as trends on the horizon.
Author: John A. Kilpatrick

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