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Appraisals

Appraisals: A Missing Link in Fair Housing/Fair Lending Debates

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

Once again those families and communities that have long been and continue to be subject to discriminatory (and often predatory) behavior, pay a high price. But so do many who have not traditionally been victimized by these practices.

How Much Is Your Old Stuff Worth?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually a number of resources and online tools available today that can help you find out the value of almost any item. Here are some tips to help you proceed.

If Borrowers Owned Their Appraisals, They Could Shop for a Mortgage Effectively

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Jack M. Guttentag

The difficulties borrowers face when trying to shop for a mortgage could be fixable by changing the disclosure rules, but certain market practices also need to be changed. The key to a fix is to make appraisals portable.

Staying Visible When Working Remotely

Kevan Hall | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Kevan Hall

Many of us now work in virtual teams or multisite organizations where our work may be more visible to people in other functions or countries than to our bosses or colleagues in the same office, but what does this mean for our careers?

Coping With Emotional Eating

Mary Pritchard | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

If you find yourself eating for emotion- or stress-related reasons, how can you better appraise your own abilities to cope with and actually effectively cope with your stressors?

HARP Is Harping on the Wrong Solution and Bilking Taxpayers

Jerry Chautin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The revised HARP program will help a few homeowners and investors at taxpayers' expense. It will release refinancing lenders from liability. And most disappointing, it may have no discernible effect on improving our economy.

"Home, Sweetly Appraised Home"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the nearly 13 years since my wife, Sue, and I bought our house, I have come to realize that a man's home is his hassle. That's because Sue frequen...