Biggest Players in Real Estate Appraisals
A new report has identified four companies, including two financial institutions, as being the key players in the real estate appraisal market over the next four years.
North Dakota Seeks Waiver of Appraisal Requirements
A severe shortage of real estate appraisers has North Dakota officials making a request to waive appraisal reports, at least temporarily, on some residential loans. Banking regulators see the move as necessary.
Short Supply Continues to Drive Up Home Prices
There is no stopping U.S. home prices from rising thanks to ongoing housing supply shortages. Gains in San Francisco and Las Vegas are beginning to rival appreciation in Seattle.
HouseCanary Fires Back at Amrock's Fraud Accusations
HouseCanary is firing back at accusations made by Amrock Inc. that it used fraud to obtain a massive judgment -- suggesting Amrock might be behind stalking of HouseCanary employees.
Fraud Alleged by Quicken Affiliate in Huge Lawsuit
A valuation affiliate of Quicken Loans Inc. is accusing HouseCanary of using fraud to obtain a more than $700 million verdict in an ongoing lawsuit.
Fannie Mae Eases M.I. Termination Requirements
The Federal National Mortgage Association is making it easier for borrower to cancel mortgage insurance through valuation alternatives and looser loan-to-value ratios.
Freddie Improves Condo Requirements
Improvements being made to condominium requirements at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. include valuation process enhancements.
Rising Home Prices Exacerbated by Tariffs
Just as relief was in sight for rapidly escalating home prices, new tariffs from the Donald Trump administration added more fuel to the fire.
Supply Helps Pull Down Existing Home Sales
Although the supply of homes for sale was the most it's been in eight months, the level is still significantly low and helped drive down monthly existing sales.
Midwest Mortgage Firm Settles With AMC
A lawsuit filed by an appraisal management company against a Midwest mortgage banker over unpaid appraisal fees has been settled just before jury deliberations.