25th March 2011

Welcome to Appraiser Income

Here is to an epic 2018!  Time to get back in to marketing your business and stop relying on AMC work!

Since 2015 I have been slammed with too much work…   It is crazy how things have changed in recent years. When I made this video in 2014 the work seemed to be drying up.  Is this going to happen again soon?  If you are in need of work, please watch this video and make sure you sign up to my Appraiser Marketing System!

If you would like to know a little bit more about me and why I write this blog, please visit this post A little about me – Bryan Knowlton

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19th March 2019

Unconventional loans surge in 2018: Housing trouble ahead?

Homebuyers are increasingly opting for nontraditional mortgages – Opens a New Window.which helped precipitate the housing crisis about one decade ago – potentially foreshadowing trouble as high prices continue to weigh on housing affordability.

Throughout the first three quarters of last year, unconventional mortgages – those that don’t require borrowers to show typical income or other asset verifying documentation – rose 24 percent to $34 billion, according to data from Inside Mortgage Finance, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. While unconventional mortgages accounted for just 3 percent of overall originations during that period – traditional mortgage loans declined.

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15th March 2019

Renting a Home More Affordable Than Buying in 59 Percent of U.S. Housing Markets

Home Prices Outpacing Wages in 80 Percent of the U.S. Housing Markets

IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2019 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its 2019 Rental Affordability Report, which shows that renting a three-bedroom property is more affordable than buying a median-priced home in 442 of 755 U.S. counties analyzed for the report — 59 percent.

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13th March 2019

Las Vegas Gov Appraiser Job

Vacancy No.19CON-LBX0045-1171-13-EMDepartmentInternal Revenue Service
Salary$88,099.00 to $114,529.00Grade13 to 13
Perm/TempPermanentFT/PTFull-time
Open Date3/11/2019Close Date3/22/2019
Job LinkApply OnlineWho may applyPublic
Locations:
LAS VEGAS, NV

Overview

  • Open & closing datesOpening and closing dates 03/11/2019 to 03/22/2019
  • ServiceCompetitive
  • Pay scale & gradeGS 13
  • Salary$88,099 to $114,529 per year
  • Appointment typePermanent
  • Work scheduleFull-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

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19th February 2019

Gov Appraiser Job in BALTIMORE, MD

Vacancy No.NEGE193443951381DDepartmentU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Salary$81,548.00 to $106,012.00Grade12 to 12
Perm/TempPermanentFT/PTFull-time
Open Date2/15/2019Close Date2/25/2019
Job LinkApply OnlineWho may applyPublic
Locations:
BALTIMORE, MD
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19th February 2019

Mortgage rates are predicted to rise to 5.5%

Although several housing market experts anticipate the market slowing down in 2019, LendingTree believes that there is no cause for alarm.

In its 2019 forecast, LendingTree predicts slower sales will give rise to an increase of inventory, which could benefit lenders and homeowners.  

“The medium- and long-term prospects for housing are good because demographics are going to continue to support demand,” LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze writes. “With a slower price appreciation, incomes have a chance to catch up. With slower sales, inventory has an opportunity to normalize. A slowdown in 2019 creates a healthier housing market going forward.”

This should be welcomed news to a market that is already grappling with concerns of affordability and inventory.

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16th February 2019

Unconventional loans surge in 2018: Housing trouble ahead?

Homebuyers are increasingly opting for nontraditional mortgages – Opens a New Window.which helped precipitate the housing crisis about one decade ago – potentially foreshadowing trouble as high prices continue to weigh on housing affordability.

Throughout the first three quarters of last year, unconventional mortgages – those that don’t require borrowers to show typical income or other asset verifying documentation – rose 24 percent to $34 billion, according to data from Inside Mortgage Finance, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. While unconventional mortgages accounted for just 3 percent of overall originations during that period – traditional mortgage loans declined.

Unconventional mortgages are intended to help people with unusual circumstances, such as no consistent salary, get a home loan. However, they are considered more risky because they require borrowers to show less, or even no, documentation – which can lead to deceitful practices. These loans can allow borrowers or lenders to overstate assets to help secure a larger mortgage. A scenario whereby borrowers secured larger mortgages than their means allowed for partially precipitated the 2007 financial crisis

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14th February 2019

October Research 2019 State of the Industry

If 2018 was the year of change, then 2019 might be shaping up to be the year of transition. Experts across the country discuss housing market shifts, what that means for your business, and what you can expect in the year ahead in October Research LLC’s

 State of the Industry special report.

Thanks to sponsor, Qualia, the report is available as a free download.

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12th February 2019

Gov Appraiser Job in SAVANNAH, GA

Vacancy No.SCGW193689543179EHADepartmentU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Salary$73,375.00 to $95,388.00Grade12 to 12
Perm/TempPermanentFT/PTFull-time
Open Date2/12/2019Close Date2/12/2019
Job LinkApply OnlineWho may applyPublic
Locations:
SAVANNAH, GA
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30th January 2019

Will The Economy Crash In 2019?

Bill ConerlyContributorLeadership StrategyI connect the dots between the economy … and business!

GDP decline in recessionsDR. BILL CONERLY BASED ON DATA FROM NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Don’t expect the economy to crash in 2019, but be prepared for a possible recession.

Plenty of people are asking about the chance of a crash, which I interpret as a pretty severe recession, like 2008-09. The primary trigger of a full-blown crash would be a financial crisis, when many companies, consumers and other entities have borrowed short to fund long-term assets which start looking dodgy. I don’t think that’s in the cards.

Household finances are improving. Over the last four quarters, their real estate equity is up 10.0%, financial assets up 8.0%, debt up only 3.4%, for a gain in net worth of 8.2%, based on Federal Reserve data.

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24th January 2019

Will new FICO model be key to increasing homeownership?

FICO announced its new credit score model earlier this week, but will it revolutionize the lending industry, or fall through the cracks?

While time may be the only true way to tell the answer to that question, HousingWire spoke to FICO executives in order to determine the vision and capabilities of the new model, UltraFICO.

As we previously reported, UltraFICO has the potential to increase the FICO score for millions of consumers, that is, if they opt in. The new model depends on consumers to “build their own credit score,” and give permission for access to their bank records.

Once this permission is given, FICO, Experian and Finicity team up to provide a score that looks not just at the applicant’s credit file, but also how they manage their personal finances.

FICO explained that this could be a tool to increase homeownership by boosting the score of applicants with thin files, those who have previous marks against them but are working to improve their score or even those who are credit invisible (consumers who have no credit file whatsoever.)

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