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Boomerang Buyers

Boomerang buyers are people who lost their homes to foreclosure or short sale during the housing market crash and slow recovery (2007-2013) who are now re-entering the housing market.  Some estimates project boomerang buyers to comprise about 10% of U.S. home purchases in 2014. (JBREC)…

Landmark Network, Inc. Enhances Appraisal Quality With RealView® Technology Integration

- For Immediate Release North Hollywood, September 18, 2014 – National appraisal management company and technology provider Landmark Network, Inc. and Platinum Data Solutions, a provider of collateral valuation and risk assessment technologies, have completed an integration between Platinum Data’s RealView® appraisal quality software and…

Student Debt: How Does It Affect Mortgage Loans?

The topic of how the increase in student loans may result in a decrease in mortgage loans has been trending lately, and experts are weighing in.  Realtor.com says that student loans are not necessarily an obstacle to homeownership, but that one’s payments will be taken…

Understanding Your FHA Appraisal Inspection

The FHA appraisal process is a tool used by your lender that not only provides a market value opinion for your property, but is also used for determining if your property meets the minimum requirements and eligibility standards for a FHA mortgage. In the performance…

Can We Talk?

Both appraisers and underwriters are working in a time of significantly increased scrutiny as it relates to their work, with the pressures associated shared between them both. HUD regularly completes Post-Endorsement Technical Reviews (PETR) on its files. Direct Endorsement (DE) underwriters are on the line…

Blessed Assurance

In the appraisal of residential real estate, there are several basis points available to the appraiser regarding the completion of the report. The most common basis is “As Is,” which is utilized when there are no repairs, modifications or required inspections to the subject property. …