The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is adding an “Appraisal Primer” to its collection of resources aimed at helping association members strive for the best possible outcome from today’s less-than-perfect appraisal process, the organization said.

The newly published primer from NAHB discusses in detail the appraiser’s role in the financing of new homes.

“There is a lot behind the scenes that affects the way appraisers must conduct their business,” said Joan Trice, an appraiser and author of the primer; editor and publisher of Appraisal Buzz, an email publication; and the host of the Alterra Group’s Valuation Expo, which is the largest annual conference for the appraisal community.

Trice is also consulting with NAHB on the association's efforts to resolve appraisal problems.

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