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Dart Appraisal Collaborates With HouseCanary to Offer New Value Report

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.

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Dart Board Newsletter - March 2017

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.

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Article: Ensuring Independence

March 2017, theMReport - A fundamental requirement of loan origination and mortgage lending is that the appraisal process must be absolutely independent from anyone who is responsible for generating loan volume or who stands to financially benefit from the funding of a loan. Also, the appraisal must not be influenced by anyone responsible for ordering, reviewing, or accepting appraisals and evaluations.

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Dart Board Newsletter - February 2017

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.

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Dart Appraisal Grows Washington Panel to Meet Demand

February 16, 2017 - Dart Appraisal, has grown its panel of appraisers in Washington state by 15% since October 2016. Washington, and more specifically greater Seattle, has been one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country for the past year.

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Dart Board Newsletter - January 2017

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.

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Dart Appraisal Announces Director of Production Workflow

January 19, 2017 - Dart Appraisal today announced the promotion of Rachel Lasater to the newly-created role of Director of Production Workflow. Lasater, who previously served as Dart’s Operations Manager, has been with the company since 2003.

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Article: Attracting New Career Professionals

December 2016, National Mortgage Professional Magazine - All participants in the mortgage lending industry have an interest in recruiting new talent to our respective professions and specialty areas. While the pace of new entrants to the appraisal profession has slowed in recent years, many observers feel that the availability of quality appraisers for the assignments at hand is now in balance. As a result, our ability to produce a quality work product is in no way threatened.

Regardless, from our vantage point as a fully national appraisal management company (AMC), we believe that there is a distinct possibility in the coming decade that we will not have enough experienced appraisers for the anticipated workload.

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Dart Board Newsletter - December 2016

Welcome to Dart Appraisal's new Dart Board newsletter, a forum in which we will share issues we're seeing in the appraisal industry that may have an impact on our lender partners.

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Dart Appraisal adds Account Executive in Michigan

December 6, 2016 - Dart Appraisal, a nationwide, independent appraisal management company (AMC), today announced the addition of Tina Manshum as an account executive covering Michigan.

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Tennessee Regulator Joins Dart Appraisal QC Staff

November 8, 2016 - Dart Appraisal today announced that Nikole Avers, former executive director of the Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission, has joined the company as a review appraiser.

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Dart Appraisal Announces Integration with Calyx Point

October 6, 2016 - Dart Appraisal today announced an integration with CalyxSoftware’s Point/PointCentral systems. CalyxSoftware is one of the leading loan origination systems used by banks, credit unions, mortgage bankers and brokers.

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