Adam H. Wise's (hadamwise) Blog

Real Estate Appraiser - Real Estate Valuation Group
So if you have been following the stock market and the economy the last several months you are well aware that besides oil it has been very hard to find an investment with with an upside. I thought for a while their on my trip to NYC I should beware of bodies falling out of the sky when walking d...
This is the latest from the Appraisal Pess.  It feels good to think that our issues with the HVCC are being discussed at the highest of levels. Dole grills Bernanke about HVCC during hearing   As you probably know, since early March we've been working with our lobbyists and legal team in Washingt...
Typically how many and whay type (ex.lising, pending, sold, etc.) of comparables are you currently using?
What tactics have you used to collect fees from Mortgage Brokers that refuse to pay?  Can you take them to small claims court?  Have you utilized with success any collection agencies?  If so how much did it cost you and how long did it take to get paid?  Also have any of you filed a complaint aga...
I have a general question to all appraisers out there trying to get approvals with AMC's.  Since the threat of the HVCC I have been collectively attempting to get approved with as many AMC'S as possible.  The problem is nearly all of the companies I have contacted, Landsafe, AppraisalPort, Valuei...
So, I recently blogged about a client that tried to pressure me to change my analysis of market conditions in my appraisal to better suite his loan (i didn't do it).  Well the newest developments are that the appraisal fee is now over due.  I contacted the title company that was noted on the appr...
Fyi,  I completed an appraisal based on plans and specs nearly 12 months ago for a client(Broker).  The appraisal was completed subject to completion per plans and specs.  Yesterday I got an order for a Completion Certificate 1004d from another company (the bank that the deal was brokered to and ...
So Im looking outside my office window and I see the SUN!!!!!! It is really uplifting after a looooooonnnnnggggggg winter.  I am so inspired by this weather I want to share with pictures why I Love Portland.  It is the best place on earth (shhhhh don't tell anyone).     I                  
Just looking for any comments from appraisers in the Portland area that may be experiencing a lack of work.  What are the different things you are doing to find work?  ex.  Different services, exploring new niche or just gathering statistics for all the areas you cover to better you current data ...
I just got off the phone with a newish client because he wants me to change the market trends in my appraisal from declining property values to stable or increasing.  His case for this as far as I can tell is this:  Realtors tell me the greater Portland Oregon area has not seen any declines in va...

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