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Christmas and a New Year coming
December 28th, 2008 9:35 AM

Well - what has 2008 brought us all?  I'm almost scared to look back as when I do, I see a huge void where much of my retirement account was.  I see the nation realizing the cold hard truths about mortgage and appraisal fraud that so many of us harped about since 2005.  I see business models change as appraisers scramble for fewer assignments.

But out of all of this, I see an upward movement in appraiser competence as well as the efforts put into providing more thought out reports.   This is a good thing.   Sort of the appraiser equivalent to "Scared Straight".  We have lost some appraisers to the economic downturn - both good and bad ones.

Here's to the good appraisers we lost - may your new year find a new career that leads you to where you hope to go.  As to the bad appraisers that lost their jobs, good riddance.  The profession is happy to see you go.


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Posted by Gary W. Grantham on December 28th, 2008 9:35 AMPost a Comment

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