a la mode announces Xerox Mortgage Services... 

Added:  October 10, 2011

From the floor of the MBA's Annual Convention, a la mode announced today that Xerox Mortgage Services will use Mercury Network's DataCourier service to add a new appraisal management service to the BlitzDocs® intelligent collaborative network.  Click to view

StreetLinks Chooses a la mode's MercuryDirect For... 

Added:  September 28, 2011

a la mode announced today that StreetLinks Lender Solutions has chosen to launch a MercuryDirect plugin to receive the Native XML appraisal data needed for streamlined compliance with the GSEs' new mandatory UMDP initiative.  Click to view

Academy Mortgage Corporation Chooses Mercury Network For... 

Added:  September 22, 2011

a la mode announced today that Academy Mortgage Corporation has launched a new MercuryDirect plugin, giving it the Native XML appraisal data needed for streamlined UMDP compliance.  Click to view

a la mode releases free UAD Reader... 

Added:  September 14, 2011

a la mode, inc., the dominant market share leader in the appraisal technology sector, announced its "UAD Reader" product today.  UADReader is a free desktop tool which allows anyone to open, view, error-check, and manage appraisals in the new "UAD" MISMO 2.6 XML format.  It works with any UAD-formatted appraisal, regardless of which software was originally used to creat...  Click to view

As seen in MBA NewsLink:  Q&A with... 

Added:  August 27, 2011

MBA NewsLink recently sat down with Jennifer Miller, executive vice president of products for a la mode.  Miller is in charge of the company's Mortgage Solutions division, including the company's Mercury Network, a vendor management platform for the mortgage lending industry.  Click to view

Why does your appraisal software crash more... 

Added:  August 18, 2011

With the mandatory UAD updates, the industry is full of complaints about some software vendors' latest versions crashing all the time.  But the jump in crashes didn't start with the UAD — it just made it worse, and drew more attention to a long-standing problem.  In fact, ask around and you'll see that over the last couple of years, since about 2008, appraisers have com...  Click to view

AXIOS Integration

Added:  August 10, 2010

a la mode announced today that Axios Valuation Solutions has now fully integrated their appraisal management operations with a la mode's Mercury Network Vendor Management Platform (VMP).  Click to view

Fees:  New Rules, New Data

Added:  February 27, 2010

Appraisers are used to toiling away in relative obscurity, but suddenly the national spotlight is shining on the industry, and in an area that normally is shrouded in comparative secrecy:  Fees.  More interestingly, people outside the profession are actually worried that appraisal fees may be too low, not too high.  Click to view