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2010-06-09 08:00:00

SYOSSET, N.Y., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Guy E. Griscom, of Houston, Texas, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of government services. ABOUT GUY E. GRISCOM Mr. Griscom has 46 years of experience in government services. For the past 23 years, he has served as Director of the Appraisal Department with the Harris Count Appraisal District in Houston, Texas. His responsibilities include setting values...

2010-05-21 17:14:00

ROCKY MOUNT, Va., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- N.T. Arrington Auctioneer & Appraiser (www.arringtonauction.com) announces the auction liquidation of Absolute Recovery towing company in Rocky Mount on Wednesday, June 2, at 11am, according to Nick Arrington, auctioneer. "We will make a complete liquidation of tow trucks, work-ready Rollbacks, wheel lift wreckers, and impound vehicles," said Arrington. "In addition, we will auction all towing accessories, including chains, a Curtis PC+HD...

2010-05-20 16:55:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- a la mode announced today that DaVinci for iPad, the first real estate appraisal software for Apple's iPad(TM), is now available in the Apple iTunes store. And it has already made a splash, being named a "New and Noteworthy" pick by the iTunes staff. The free Labs release is the latest in a long line of innovative data gathering and sketching software products in the DaVinci family, which includes DaVinci Desktop Standard, DaVinci Mobile Pro, and...

2010-03-22 08:05:00

PITTSBURGH, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Title/Appraisal Vendor Management Association (TAVMA), the trade association that represents the nation's largest appraisal management companies (AMCs), said today that a new analysis that purportedly captures "reasonable and customary" appraisal fees in various markets is misleading since it intentionally excludes AMCs from its analysis, thereby omitting two-thirds of all of the appraisals done in the U.S. The Appraisal Fee Reference(TM),...

2010-03-09 09:00:00

WICHITA, Kan., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the economic crisis began, individuals are saving more, businesses are becoming more efficient, and banks are taking care to make stronger lending decisions; there's no doubt that lessons have been learned. Perhaps one of the biggest lessons learned as a result of the crisis is the importance of a valid appraisal. Arguably, if the financial world hadn't relied on appraisals that showed overly inflated property values, the country might be in a...

2010-03-08 10:53:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Coester Appraisal Group, a nationwide appraisal management company, releases its annual appraisal industry survey. Over 1,559 licensed and certified appraisers completed the survey with the majority of appraisers licensed in one state and some as many as seven. Appraisers in all 50 states are represented in the survey. The data from the survey sheds some insight into the appraisal industry and what is really happening in the appraisal industry....

2010-02-23 12:17:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ALA-ART and JUDITH HANEY CERTIFIED APPRAISER announce nationwide valuation services for Wills & Estates, Probate Court, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Divorce Court, US Bankruptcy Court (Chapter 7 & 13), Partial Interest Valuations, Insurance Claims, and Estate Liquidation. ALA-ART & Judith Haney offer fast same day & two-day service, 7-days a week. ALA-ART's Judith Haney brings 30-years experience to each assignment. Nationwide...

2010-02-17 13:45:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- a la mode, inc., the dominant provider of appraisal-related technology and services to the mortgage industry, today released the first public edition of The Appraisal Fee Reference(TM). The AFR(TM) is the authoritative national analysis of independent appraisal fees, and is just one of the monthly data sets published as part of a la mode's Appraisal Industry Analytics(TM) practice. Using the data from hundreds of thousands of verified and validated...

2010-01-13 13:05:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Title/Appraisal Vendor Management Association (TAVMA) announced today that its membership has developed "Standards of Good Practices in Appraisal Management," a set of guidelines for the industry. The Standards outline best practices to help ensure that appraisal management companies (AMCs) and appraisers deliver quality, objective valuations to their common customers - financial intuitions. The Standards take into consideration the needs of all...

2009-12-16 07:49:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "Opinions are a dime a dozen. Appraiser's opinions are expensive!" So says Judith Haney, a 26-year veteran real estate appraiser. In her latest article, Judith Haney cites two different groups of real estate consumers as those with light bulbs over their heads and those who operate in the dark. Her guidance to consumers is softened by humor and wit and goes down easy for those looking to enhance their knowledge of real estate transactions. Haney...


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