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Discussion in 'Illinois' started by Brian Weaver, Jun 27, 2011.

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  1. Brian Weaver

    Brian Weaver Senior Member

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    Apr 16, 2005
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    Gvmt Agency, FNMA, HUD, VA etc.
    State:
    Illinois
  2. BrianMasterson

    BrianMasterson New Member

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    Aug 28, 2010
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    State:
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    Thanks, as always, for a great newsletter. For those of us who do mostly mortgage appraisals the last page is particularly relevant. If we thought the HVCC caused a few headaches, wait until the UAD comes into play.
    HVCC + AMC + UAD = @&%$!!!
     
  3. Mike Kennedy

    Mike Kennedy Elite Member

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    Sep 28, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    New York
    Kudos to Lee Lansford for his article "Comps within 90 days" - a MUST read for all including us "out of towners".
     
  4. Don Fiore

    Don Fiore Junior Member

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    Sep 7, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Illinois
    Always valuable information. Thanks again.
     
  5. William K

    William K Senior Member

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    Sep 21, 2007
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Illinois
    "Top 10 Worst Things to Say" article looks like it could have been taken from threads on this forum!:laugh:
     
  6. Brian Weaver

    Brian Weaver Senior Member

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    Apr 16, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Gvmt Agency, FNMA, HUD, VA etc.
    State:
    Illinois
    While I rarely participate in settlement conferences, all are true responses that lead nowhere. It'll be interesting what I'll be writing about after the AMC bill becomes law.
     
  7. leelansford

    leelansford Elite Member

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    Mar 29, 2002
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    Illinois

    Whatever might come, of one thing I am certain: It will be a most interesting read.
     
  8. Tony Bamert

    Tony Bamert Junior Member

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    Jan 26, 2010
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Illinois
    #5 - Maybe I am just clueless but what if the assessor has the wrong lot size in their public records?; why is that the appraiser's fault? What other reliable source would you use for the lot dimensions on the site? Also, several of our assessors are outlets for the zoning. Ford County for example.
     
  9. Brian Weaver

    Brian Weaver Senior Member

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    Apr 16, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Gvmt Agency, FNMA, HUD, VA etc.
    State:
    Illinois
    Then you'll need to explain how the assessor is the burning bush for everything in the market in which you work.

    As for site dimensions, merely stating "assessor" isn't the same as telling the reader that you actually made a trip to the assessor's office, or to the court house, or used the internal GIS, or took the dimensions from a deed or legal description.

    Ford County, notwithstanding, most counties in Illinois don't have one-stop-shopping at the assessor's office.
     
  10. Tony Bamert

    Tony Bamert Junior Member

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    Jan 26, 2010
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Illinois
    yes, there is life south of I-80. Some of us even have running water and electric. Love going to the Courthouse in Ford County and Piatt County. Its like a time capsule. Up until recently the only lady in Piatt County that dealt with zoning was old Velma. She only worked on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. After her husband got sick, you had to call her at home on those afternoons and hope that she was not working in her garden. Life moves a little slower in some places..
     
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