What You Need to Know About Appraisals: Our Exclusive Interview with Brian Coester

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We spoke with Brian Coester, CEO & founder of Coester Appraisals. We discuss if home values have really hit the bottom? Which markets are doing well and which are still struggling. The shadow inventory of foreclosures and banks releasing them into the market as well as how to help protect reverse mortgage borrowers from spending too much when their value is uncertain.


The HVCC Changes YOUR business…

Washington, DC – Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director James B. Lockhart announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will implement a revised Home Valuation Code of Conduct (Code) effective May 1, 2009. The Code is based on an agreement between the Enterprises, the New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and FHFA to improve the reliability of home appraisals. Following a comment period on the original Code, modifications were made by the Enterprises to reflect comments received. The revisions will facilitate implementation in the marketplace.