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Appraisal district boards may be elected in the near future
The Port Arthur News
The next session of the Texas Legislature starts in January 2017 and one local lawmaker would like to see the board of directors in appraisal districts in Texas elected rather than appointed. State Rep. Dade Phelan, District 21, said according to the ...

Washington Post

What to do when the home appraisal is lower than the sale price
Washington Post
I have two friends who live in Waukegan, Ill., a terrible real estate market. They have their home on the market and received an offer for $104,000. They are not making any money on it, and are giving the buyers $3,000 for closing costs. The appraisal ...

Charleston Post Courier

Latest Port Royal appraisal far below Charleston ports agency's asking price
Charleston Post Courier
A new appraisal for land the State Ports Authority repeatedly tried to sell in Port Royal shows the site is worth far less than the maritime agency's asking price, raising questions about why the property has languished for a decade without a buyer ...

Tarrant Appraisal District Battles Computer Glitches
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
The Tarrant Appraisal District may have a boring name but its work is essential. Its job is to appraise the county's 1.7 million pieces of property, which are worth $172 billion. (Published Monday, Nov. 28, 2016). The Tarrant Appraisal District may ...


As expected, appraisal volume plummets after Thanksgiving holiday
Appraisal volume, to no surprise, tumbled in the latest report due to the Thanksgiving holiday. For the week of Nov. 20, appraisal volume plummeted 30.3%, according to the latest National Appraisal Volume Index from a la mode, which is provided ...

Chicago Tribune

Freddie Mac planning appraisal-free mortgages - Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
Kenneth R. Harney, The Nation's Housing: Can computers, big data and advanced analytics replace humans when it comes to accurately valuing homes?

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CFPB Appraisal News; Non-Agency MBS Update
Mortgage News Daily
It, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) have issued a final rule regarding future adjustments to the threshold for appraisal exceptions for higher-priced mortgage loans. Remember that Dodd-Frank amended ...

Tax protest study stirs Lubbock Appraisal District
Orange Leader
Being represented by an agent doesn't help, and can hurt, according to Justin Carter, a former staffer and statistician at the Lubbock County Appraisal District. “Taxpayers are far more likely to receive a break, and a larger break, if they represent ...

New York Times

An Appraisal: Leonard Cohen, Master of Meanings and Incantatory Verse
New York Times
Leonard Cohen, who was 82 when he died on Monday, was young once. That can be hard to remember after his years of public, silver-haired eminence: touring arenas while he was in his 70s and playing leisurely three-hour-plus shows that seemed to slow ...
Leonard Cohen Makes It DarkerThe New Yorker
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Leonard Cohen Dead at 82RollingStone.com

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The MReport

Responding to Low Appraisal Values
The MReport
As the real estate markets continue to recover from the significant declines following the devastating mortgage market meltdown, real estate agents, brokers, builders, and mortgage lenders are reporting increasing numbers of appraisals with values ...

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