June 6, 2017 – Dart Appraisal today announced that it has been named an approved Appraisal Management Company (AMC) by Ditech Financial LLC (“Ditech”). Dart Appraisal will immediately begin providing residential valuation services to all of Ditech’s mortgage origination channels.
Welcome to the May edition of our Dart Board newsletter. In this issue, I want to talk about some specialty appraisal products as well as give you an update on what’s going on here at Dart Appraisal.
May 10, 2017 – Dart Appraisal has teamed up with Operation Care Package of Michigan (OCPMI) to supply overseas troops with care packages throughout National Military Appreciation Month. OCPMI is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that sends care packages overseas.
What does appraising today look like? Better yet, what does it look like to join the appraisal profession in 2017? These questions have been top of mind for us in the valuation industry for some time now, and I’d like to share some information as well as my thoughts with you on these issues in this month’s Dart Board.
April 6, 2017 – Dart Appraisal today announced it will offer a new valuation product to its lender clients through a collaboration with HouseCanary, the leading real estate data analytics company based in San Francisco. The Value Report provides an on-demand valuation, risk assessment and market data for a single property or entire portfolios.
We’ve officially entered the spring home-buying season, and despite current low inventory the industry is preparing itself for what is forecasted to be a strong buying season. For this edition of Dart Board, I wanted to share a refresher on some key points of Appraisal Independence (AIR) that lenders need to be aware of whether you use an AMC or you manage your appraisal process internally.
Article: ENSURING INDEPENDENCE BY MICHAEL DRESDEN, PRESIDENT, DART APPRAISAL This article originally appeared in theMReport, March 2017 A fundamental requirement of loan origination and mortgage lending is that the appraisal process must be absolutely independent […]
Welcome to the February edition of our Dart Board newsletter. We have less than 30 days left of winter, and as we look ahead to warmer weather we’re also eagerly anticipating the start of the spring buying season. With all the new growth that the new season brings, I wanted to focus this issue on New Construction.
February 16, 2017, Troy, MI – Dart Appraisal, a nationwide, independent appraisal management company (AMC), has grown its panel of appraisers in Washington state by 15% since October
At Dart Appraisal, we’re coming off a record year and looking forward to another year of serving our lender partners. As I’m sure is similar to most people working in the mortgage industry, we have a watchful eye on the interest rate environment, trying to anticipate what volumes will look like in 2017.