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Christopher Greco Appraisal Services wants to share with you some of our favorite and informative Real Estate and Real Estate Appraisal websites. If you have a favorite website please fill in the form below and tell us about it. Although these sites are not New York Appraiser or New York Appraisal process specific they are a great source of information.

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1. The Mortgage Fraud Blog - This is one of our favorite websites. The website discusses mortgage fraud cases across the United States, Real Estate Fraud News and Mortgage Banking news.  This is a great website that lets consumers and industry people know (including New York appraisers) that fraud will not be tolerated. Local, State and Federal authorities will investigate and prosecute complaints of fraud and those responsible will be caught and held accountable!!! New York Appraisers and New York Real Estate Appraisers are not exempt. Please browse this site to learn about New York Appraiser Fraud, New York Appraisal Fraud, New York Mortgage Fraud and the recent New York Attorney General lawsuit against two major institutions.

http://www.mortgagefraudblog.com/ 

 

2. The Appraisal Foundation - The Appraisal Foundation, a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of professional valuation, was established by the appraisal profession in the United States in 1987. Since its inception, the Foundation has worked to foster professionalism in appraising by:

  • establishing, improving, and promoting the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP);
  • establishing educational and experience qualification criteria for the licensing, certification and recertification of appraisers;
  • disseminating information on USPAP and the Appraiser Qualification Criteria to the appraisal profession, state and federal government agencies, users of appraisal services, related industries and industry groups, and the general public and;
  • sponsoring appropriate activities relating to standards, qualifications and issues of importance to appraisers and users of appraisal services. 1

http://www.appraisalfoundation.org/s_appraisal/sec.asp?CID=69&DID=99

 

3. The Appraisal Institute -


The Appraisal Institute is an international membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with more than 21,000 members and 99 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Its mission is to support and advance its members as the choice for real estate solutions and uphold professional credentials, standards of professional practice and ethics consistent with the public good. 2

 

http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/default.asp

4. A great website which lists many New York Real Estate properties for sale. If you are looking to buy and want access to thousands of New York Real Estate listings this is a great site. You can learn which New York broker and listing office is handling the listing as well as the listing price.  Search by zip code, bedroom, bath, location, price and New York Real Estate style. Call us, your reliable New York Appraisers to learn if the asking price is reasonable or with any questions you may have. We are always eager and happy to help the consumer.

 www.realtor.com

5. The New York State Department of State -

Want to verify a New York State licensed professional, including New York Real Estate Appraisers? Click here and we will take you the NY Department of State Division of Licensing. From there you can verify licenses and learn more about the Department of State and its services.  You can verify a New York Real Estate Appraiser by name or unique ID number. If you are hiring any New York State Real Estate Appraiser for any reason please be sure to verify their identify and licensing status.

http://www.dos.state.ny.us/LCNS/licensing.html

6. New York State Banking Department - From here you can get tons of information about the New York Banking Industry and get a list of New York State Supervised Mortgage Brokers and Bankers.  See "Institutions We Supervise" on the left side of the page.

http://www.banking.state.ny.us/index.htm

 

7. The F.B.I. Top 10 Most Wanted List - I think this is self explanatory.....stay alert and informed!

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/fugitives/fugitives.htm

8. Fox News - A fair and balanced 24/7 news website.

http://www.foxnews.com/

References

1. The Appraisal Foundation - Home Page

2. The Appraisal Institute - Home Page

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