In many regions of the U.S., the supply of housing is not matching demand.

Despite what was generally a mild winter, the U.S. Census Bureau's monthly report on the housing market was not entirely positive.

FHA loans may require special considerations for homeowners.

While FHA loans can be great for buyers and help sellers close a deal, there are occasionally stumbling blocks unique to these types of loans.

In-person appraisals may be preferable to alternatives in some cases.

Knowing the details of alternative valuation products will keep homeowners more informed on their similarities and differences.

Increasing home sales are just one promising trend throughout the real estate industry.

Staying on top of market trends large and small will help real estate professionals perform better and make more informed decisions moving forward.

Continuing education can keep valuation professionals up to date.

Valuation experts build up a wealth of knowledge over time, but experience is just one part of being up-to-date on the latest trends and regulations in the appraisal space.