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DORA Appraiser Rule Review

DORA (the Colorado Department of Real Estate Appraisers) is soliciting feedback and suggestions from appraisers on current rules through 12/23/2022. The review will assess the continuing need for, the appropriateness, and the cost-effectiveness of the regulations....

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Do Appraiser Floor Plans Violate Copyright Law?

"Residential and commercial appraisers often create floor plans of the structures they appraise and include those plans in their reports. For some assignments, such as certain appraisals for loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, floor plans are an assignment...

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Fannie Mae Appraiser Quality Monitoring (AQM)

As part of Fannie Mae’s efforts to promote quality in the loan origination process, Appraiser Quality Monitoring (AQM) was developed to provide appraisers and industry partners with actionable feedback to improve consistency, manage risk, and increase confidence in...

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Standardized Measurement Method for Appraisers

Real estate appraisers will be required to use the Square Footage-Method for Calculating: ANSI® Z765-2021 (American National Standards Institute®) Measuring Standard for measuring, calculating, and reporting gross living area (GLA) and non-GLA areas of subject...

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