Wednesday, November 29, 2023 | The Latest Buzz for the Appraisal Industry

Sheila Klostermann: How Economic Cycles Change the Mortgage Fraud Landscape

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Although it’s nowhere near as prevalent as it once was, mortgage fraud continues to persist in a small fraction of loan documents. What’s more, mortgage fraud seems to ebb a flow almost predictably based on market cycles: For example, the risk of fraud increases in a purchase market, because in general there are more borrowers providing their personal information for the very first time.

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Mark Buhler

The Surfing Appraiser

Riding the waves of the appraisal profession can result in a range of outcomes and emotions over time. Appraisers, and surfers, have varying levels of

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Timothy Andersen, MAI, MSc., CDEI, MNAA

“Naked, Unarmed, and Alone?”

Question: “My state board recently charged me with authoring a misleading report. I got the client to write a letter to the state indicating my

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