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Appraisers, Homeowners Come Closer on Home Value Estimates

Quicken Loans said Tuesday that appraisers' home value estimates came in an average 0.18 percent higher than homeowners' estimates last month. The difference marks the narrowest gap between opinions since September 2013, when appraisers' estimates came in higher than homeowners' for the first time in seven years.

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Home Values Down as Appraisers, Homeowners Get in Sync

Using data drawn from tens of thousands of appraisals nationwide, Quicken Loans reported a 0.74 percent month-over-month drop in its Home Value Index (HVI) last month. Bob Walters, chief economist for Quicken Loans, said it would be a mistake to put too much emphasis on a slight monthly decline.

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Home Value Growth Tops 2% in October

Based on appraisal data from around the country, Quicken Loans reported Tuesday that home values were up 2.03 percent from September to October. At the metro level, values were up month-to-month in 15 of the 27 largest markets.

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Allstate Appraisal, Bradford Launch Valuation Express

Nationwide valuation and review services company Allstate Appraisal, based in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and computer-aided appraising technology pioneer Bradford Technologies, based in San Jose, California, announced the launch of Valuation Express, a desktop appraisal product that incorporates third-party property inspections.

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Report: 17% of Appraisals Come In Under Contract Price

According to Platinum Data Solutions, a collateral valuation technology provider, more than 17 percent of appraisals on purchase transactions report a value less than that of the contract price. Platinum Data CEO Phil Huff said the findings point to two possibilities.

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Global DMS Launches Enhanced Mobile App for Appraisers

Global DMS, a provider of Web-based compliant valuation management software, announced the launch of Appraisal Tracking On Mobile (ATOM), a new app designed to improve appraisers' field productivity by enhancing their ability to communicate and access information.

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