Appraisers need to know what to consider when accepting assignments for REO properties.

During the recession, many professional appraisers needed to build experience in assessing foreclosures, preforeclosures and real-estate owned (REO) properties.

Certain features, such as finished basements, do not have a direct tie to value.

Homeowners often go overboard with making improvements to their homes in preparation for an appraisal.

The appraisal sector is happy to receive the final rule for regulating AMCs.

Several agencies released the long-awaited final minimum requirements to regulate appraisal management companies (AMCs).

HUD expects the online appraisal report process for FHA loans to improve efficiency for valuation professionals and lenders.

Starting in 2016, the U.S. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will require all appraisal reports for its single-family insured mortgages to be submitted online.

Appraisers need to know how to deal with the most common homeowner issues.

Each appraisal provides different considerations for professionals because they need to evaluate variations in different properties and across different types of housing.