How to Build a Good Relationship Between AMCs and Appraisers

All too often the actions of an individual business can shape the perception of an entire industry segment. For example, if someone has a bad experience with a restaurant, they are not likely to...

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Why is Highest and Best Use So Important to the Appraisal Process?

Most appraisal textbooks define "Highest and Best Use" as the most profitable, legally permitted, economically feasible, and physically possible use of a piece of real estate. In some cases, this...

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Measuring the Millennial Impact on the Mortgage Industry

The average age of today’s first-time home buyer is 30 years-old, which means they fall under the infamous millennial age bracket. The mortgage lending industry has already begun to feel the...

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What’s Causing the Appraiser Shortage and What Can Be Done About it?

Within the past 10 years, the number of licensed appraisers has decreased by nearly 25 percent. Furthermore, the current crop of appraisers continues to grow older. According to the Appraisal...

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Three Keys Every Appraiser Should Know

From the Valuation Review article Know what's expected of you (Part Two)

The successful management of an appraiser’s caseload must have significance in the overall scheme of things. Dwellworks Chief...

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A Refreshing Appraisal Approach: the Power of Proactivity

From the Valuation Review article Reviewer offers insight to avoid aggravation (Part One)

Too often, appraisers get very tense and self-conscious when it comes to reviews. A general understanding and...

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Dwellworks Adds to Mortgage Appraisal Team

We are pleased to announce the onboarding of Norm Koenig as Director of Business Development for the Mortgage Appraisal Services team. Working alongside Tim Evanko, Dwellworks’ Vice President of...

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Mortgage Appraisal: Is the CFPB On Its Way Out?

Is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) really on its way out the door? The CFPB was part of the massive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act introduced in 2010, which...

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