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Article: The Hazards of Farming Out Appraisals

December 2015, Mortgage Banking Magazine - Today all parties responsible for any residential mortgage lending and servicing assignment must produce a verifiable and accountable work product while exercising superior responsiveness, timeliness and coordination. As compliance and due-diligence concerns continue to escalate in the mortgage industry, lenders are increasingly scrutinizing the oversight of an important professional partner--their chosen appraisal management company (AMC).

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Dart Appraisal Hosts Virtual Food Drive To Help Feed the Hungry in Southeast Michigan

December 3, 2015 - This holiday season, contribute to your local food drive from the comfort of your home computer. Now through the end of the year, Dart Appraisal is partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank to host a virtual food drive to help provide the more than 77,000 meals needed each day to feed the hungry in our community.

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Article: Appraising the Technological Situation

November 2015, Scotsman Guide - The regulatory environment for financial services has only served to step up the pressure in the time-sensitive, complex and competitive industry of residential mortgage lending.

Timelines are becoming increasingly compressed for everyone in the business, including lenders’ appraisal-management company (AMC) and appraiser partners. As the case review and auditing requirements grow immensely in the legislative and regulatory communities, the investment marketplace and consumers all scrutinize appraisers’ work.

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Dart Appraisal Announces Director of Quality Control, Operations Manager

November 3, 2015 - Dart Appraisal today announced the promotion of four team members and the addition of a new vendor manager. The announcement was made by President Michael Dresden

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Dart Appraisal Names First Director of Compliance to Executive Team; Adds Chief Appraiser Position

October 14, 2015 - Dart Appraisal today announced the promotion of two team members to newly created positions in management. Tracey Volltrauer has been promoted to Director of Compliance from Vendor Manager and is now a member of the Dart Executive Team. Tim Laden has become the first Chief Appraiser at Dart Appraisal, previously serving as the first Quality Assurance Manager for the AMC.

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Dart Appraisal Joins Diaper Drive for Babies in Need #DiaperNeed

October 5, 2015 - Faced with the recent loss of the Detroit Diaper Bank and social welfare programs that do not cover costs for diapers, parents without adequate income to cover the substantial cost of diapers for their children are struggling to avoid the resulting rashes and infections caused by their lack of fresh, disposable diapers.

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Dart Appraisal Completes SOC 2 Examination

October 1, 2015 - Four years after becoming the first AMC to complete the SSAE16 Type 1 Audit, Dart Appraisal, an independently-owned, nationwide appraisal management company (AMC), today announced the successful completion of the Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) Type 1 attestation. This independent attestation validates that Dart Appraisal has suitably designed controls in place for effectively maintaining the security and confidentiality of client information.

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DART APPRAISAL ANNOUNCES INTEGRATION WITH LENDINGQB

September 14, 2015 - Dart Appraisal today announced an integration with LendingQB™, a provider of browser-based, end-to-end loan origination software for residential mortgage banking organizations.

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Dart Appraisal Announces Integration With Mercury Network's Enterprise Vendor Framework

May 27, 2015 - Dart Appraisal today announced an integration with Mercury Network's Enterprise Vendor Framework (EVF). EVF is an advanced integration framework designed for lenders who currently use multiple appraisal management companies. Dart Appraisal can instantly be added to the lender's slate of redundant vendors via a single connection between the lender and EVF.

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Dart Appraisal Announces AMC License from Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board

March 18, 2015 - In accordance with new Virginia state law, Dart Appraisal announces it has become one of the first licensed appraisal management companies authorized to operate in the state of Virginia by the Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board.

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Dart Appraisal Named to Top 50 Best Mortgage Service Providers List for Second Straight Year

January 21, 2015 - For the second consecutive year, Dart Appraisal has been named as one of The 50 Best Mortgage Service Providers in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine. The list is compiled by the magazine, which seeks to "recognize and celebrate the service, dedication and hard work that service providers put into servicing the mortgage industry."

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Dart Appraisal Becomes Appraisal Management Company to Certified Credit Reporting, Inc. and Its Affiliates (Certified Companies)

October 16, 2014 - Dart Appraisal today announced it will become the appraisal service provider for Certified Credit Reporting, Inc., and its Affiliated Companies (Certified Companies), a nationwide provider of information in the credit reporting industry.

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