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VA Tidewater Appraisals: Everything You Need To Know

Are you navigating the world of VA home loans and stumbled across the term 'Tidewater VA appraisal'? Wondering what it means and how it can affect your home purchase? Look no further! Let JVM Lending...

September 28, 2023 4 min read
A veteran sits across the table from a mortgage lender explaining the VA Tidewater appraisal process for her home purchase.

How Much Power Do Appraisers Have Over Market Values? Holy Rate Volatility, Batman!

Boing, Boing, Boing, Boing The above subheading is the sound of interest rates bouncing up and down, and today they are way up. This is exactly the type of volatility […]

August 11, 2023 4 min read

The Appraisal Type Everyone Should Avoid at All Costs! 5 Appraisal Types

Today’s blog was written by JVM’s Appraisal Manager, Taylor Allen. She orders our appraisals, manages our appraisal team, carefully curates and manages our huge stable of appraisers, reviews...

August 7, 2023 4 min read
The Appraisal Type Everyone Should Avoid at All Costs! 5 Appraisal Types

5 Options When Appraisals Come In Low

We are seeing homes continue to sell for way over listing price and over all of the prevailing comparable sales in the neighborhood, I thought I’d send out this blog again (as I am certain we are...

June 7, 2023 3 min read

Everything You Need to Know About Appraised Value in Real Estate

Have you ever wondered how appraised value impacts the real estate market and the homebuying process? Whether you're buying, selling, or refinancing a home, understanding the concept of appraised...

June 7, 2023 5 min read

Inspection-Based Appraisal Waivers – Fannie Mae’s Latest Attempt To Eliminate Appraisers

Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are pushing their latest attempt to bypass appraisers – with what are called “inspection-based appraisal waivers” or “Value Acceptance + Property Data...

June 2, 2023 6 min read
Inspection-Based Appraisal Waivers – Fannie Mae’s Latest Attempt To Eliminate Appraisers

The Dreaded “Declining Market” Box On Appraisals! Ignorance? Pure Evil? Or – Appraisers Just Doing Their Job?

Median = Misleading Chevron is moving its entire headquarters complex from California to the much more business-friendly Houston, TX area. I happen to know a lot of Chevron employees – […]

January 26, 2023 4 min read
The Dreaded “Declining Market” Box On Appraisals! Ignorance Pure Evil Or – Appraisers Just Doing Their Job

What is a Real Estate Appraisal?

A real estate appraisal is a professional assessment of the value of a property and is typically conducted by a licensed appraiser.

January 11, 2023 7 min read
What is a Real Estate Appraisal

What is a CU Score on an Appraisal?

Collateral Underwriter (CU) is a program developed by Fannie Mae to assess risk. It launched at the beginning of 2015. The CU program helps lenders assess the risk factors associated […]

December 23, 2022 5 min read

Appraisal Comps: “Just the facts, Ma’am” – STUFF EVERY AGENT SHOULD KNOW!

“The story you are about to hear is true; only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.” That was the opening line from the famous 1960s TV series […]

December 8, 2022 5 min read
Appraisal Comps “Just the facts, Ma’am” – STUFF EVERY AGENT SHOULD KNOW!

Are FHA Loan Appraisals Public?

If you are one of the many homebuyers looking to qualify for an FHA loan to purchase a primary residence, you will need to get an appraisal. An FHA appraisal establishes the value of the property you...

November 5, 2022 5 min read
Are FHA Loan Appraisals Public?

Provide Rental Comp Data to Appraisers (More Important Than You Realize)

We have had numerous deals almost die or come close to dying over the years – solely because our appraisers could not find adequate rental comp data. There are several […]

September 12, 2022 2 min read
Provide Rental Comp Data to Appraisers (More Important Than You Realize)

What is “Gross Living Area” For A Home (Not Finished Basements)

When I was a kid growing up in Southwest Minnesota, everyone had basements. Basements initially served as “root cellars” to store potatoes and carrots all winter (which we actually did) […]

August 12, 2022 3 min read
What is Gross Living Area For A Home (Not Finished Basements)

Why Appraisers Adjust So Little For Size Differences

If a 2,000 square foot house sells for $800,000, the price per square foot is $400. So, if a nearby house is 2,200 square feet, it should be worth an […]

July 20, 2022 3 min read
Why Appraisers Adjust So Little For Size Differences
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