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Real estate appraisal startup Reggora raises $3M in seed round

Reggora, a startup that is automating residential real estate appraisals has raised $3 million in a seed round, taking...

Push to cut back on home appraisals sparks controversy

The Trump administration wants to eliminate professional appraisals on a large number of home-sale transactions — a move that...

Sorry, home appraisers, bots are coming for your jobs

Federal regulators are looking to pave the way for computers to replace humans in an increasing number of home...

Which is better at valuing your home — you or a computer program?

Do you have a pretty good idea of what your house is worth? Could you estimate within, say, 5...

Does going green net you more green when selling your home?

If you make extensive energy-conservation and other green improvements to your home, will they earn you a premium price...

New options open for homeowners seeking a reverse mortgage

You’ve probably seen actor Tom Selleck suavely pitching federally insured reverse mortgages on TV and thought, hmm, that sounds...

Closing costs can bust a homebuyer’s budget

In the emotional rush that precedes buying a home — negotiating contract details and price, beating away rival bidders,...

Appraisal-free loans save millions for buyers

For homeowners and buyers, it’s been an unexpected windfall: relief from having to pay for a traditional mortgage appraisal...

An untold number of US homes are appraised by people just looking at Google Earth and Zillow

Thousands of U.S. homes are underwritten using “drive-by” appraisals — which are sometimes generated by overseas contractors looking at Google Earth and listings websites....

Appraisal-free home sales draw vary widely

Would you welcome the option to buy a house but not have to pay hundreds of dollars for an appraisal? Are you kidding? Sign me up, you might say. Who doesn’t want to save...

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