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Todd's Jewelers - Appraisals
Roanoke Times
... you know what you paid for it, but that's not necessarily an indicator of its actual worth. Mall and big box stores will often provide a short description of the size of a stone and the purity of the gold, but they often charge an extra fee for a ...


Proposed fee on homeowners could create affordable housing
Refinancing fees can add to several thousand dollars, depending on how much a family is borrowing. They include application, appraisal, title, and document preparation, to name a few. But those families would also benefit from a lower monthly mortgage ...


Everything you need to know about closing costs
These extra charges include appraisal fees, origination fees and survey fees, as well as title insurance and deed-recording costs, among others, and usually equal 2 percent to 5 percent of the home's purchase price. While closing costs vary by lender ...


Kentucky real estate appraiser gets jail time for lying about appraisals
But, in pleading guilty, Garner admitted in court that on many of those appraisals, he paid unlicensed individuals a small portion of the appraisal fee to perform the appraisals on his behalf. Then, Garner falsely certified on various federal appraisal ...

Appraisal News; Lock Process Changes; HARP, CRT
Mortgage News Daily
Brad Pitt - a wannabe architect? In 2007, Pitt founded the Make It Right Foundation to build homes for families whose original residences had been washed ...

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FTC forcefully rejects Louisiana's request to pause regulatory action ...
Last week, the state of Louisiana asked the Federal Trade Commission to pause its legal action over the state's appraisal laws after the state's governor and the ...

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Lexington Herald Leader

He was paid for more than 700 home appraisals he didn't do. Now he's going to prison.
Lexington Herald Leader
When he pleaded guilty in May, he said he paid unlicensed people a small portion of the appraisal fee to perform the appraisals. He must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will on probationfor three years after completing his prison sentence.


Fannie Mae CEO: We're focused on reducing appraisal turnaround ...
Access to smartphones is redefining consumer expectations and getting a mortgage is a “wildly different” experience for homebuyers when compared to other ...

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Lender Fee and Pricing Changes; CFPB Suit Dismissed, HMDA ...
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
What should lenders and loan officers be concerned about? What's threatening their livelihood, besides all cash buyers, venture capital firms buying houses for ...

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Will the home appraisal industry be replaced by technology?
Part of the decline is due to appraisers requiring extensive training and apprenticeships to become licensed, and part is due to diminishing fees, a result of the growth of appraisal management companies that work with lenders and take a portion of the ...

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