Troy, MI, June 28, 2010 - In a move designed to build confidence in mortgage lending and reinvigorate private investment, Dart Appraisal, a leading national provider of residential real estate appraisals, today introduced the DartAssurance™ custom appraisal warranty. The warranty insures mortgage lenders, investors, banks and credit unions against potential loss from home loan default and foreclosure, helping lenders to underwrite collateral with confidence.

"Our strength is in our experience and expertise, " said Darton Case,  chief executive officer of Dart Appraisal.  "For nearly two decades, we have been the poster child for transparency, accuracy and quality control in the mortgage industry.  We also understand the need for all types of risk mitigation amongst our clients.  Our custom warranty is designed to help lenders underwrite collateral with confidence.  We believe that our product will help stimulate the much needed private investors back into the mortgage market." 

Dart Appraisal has partnered with an insurance company that is rated "A" for excellent by A.M. Best.  The DartAssurance™ warranty is fully insured to provide up to $100,000 in coverage for loss tied to a valuation inaccuracy.  For eligible loans, which include first and second mortgages, the appraisal is warranted for  60 months from the date of service and is fully transferable.

DartAssurance™ warranty specifications include a maximum loan amount of $750,000, an LTV/CLTV that  doesn't exceed 100 percent, and a minimum credit score of 620 for the borrowers on the loan.  The warranty works in tandem with the company's industry leading $5 million errors and omissions insurance coverage.  The custom warranty fees range from $20 to $30 per appraisal, covering errors in the property appraisal that result in a loss to a financial institution or transferee, through loan default or foreclosure.