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Article: Work With Appraisers Who Stand Out

February 2016, Scotsman Guide - Much of an appraiser’s work is done for conventional, single-family home loans. Every now and then, however, something considered unusual comes along. Maybe it’s a vacant lot. Maybe it’s a modular or manufactured home. Maybe it’s a high-end or otherwise one-of-a-kind house.

When it’s time for a loan for a property that’s not just like the others, it’s vital to have a relationship with an appraisal management company (AMC) that, similarly, is not like the others. The appraisers should be able to step outside the cookie-cutter mold to best evaluate these unique properties, and to give their originators and lenders some peace of mind.

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Dart Appraisal Announces Integration with FHA’s EAD Portal

June 8, 2016 - Dart Appraisal today announced its integration with the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) portal. The portal is a web-based technology system that enables electronic transmission of appraisal reports to FHA from FHA mortgagees and/or their designated third-party service provider(s) prior to loan endorsement.

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Dart Appraisal Announces New Director of Client Services

May 3, 2016 - Dart Appraisal today announced the promotion of Mark Luckas to director of client services from senior account manager. Luckas will oversee all client care activities for the appraisal management company, including client service delivery and management of the customer service team and client advocate group.

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Dart Appraisal Adds Account Executive in Texas

February 24, 2016 - Dart Appraisal today announced the addition of Gary Hale as an account executive in Texas. The announcement was made by President Michael Dresden.

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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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