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a la mode announces Xerox Mortgage Services chose Mercury Network for integrated appraisal managemen

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 Native XML

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 Appraisal Management With Native XML Data

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 to view and manage newly required XML appraisal files

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 Jennifer Miller of a la mode

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 than ever? 

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

State And Regional Fee Comparison

Added:  February 26, 2010

While county-level analysis may seem to be the most relevant to the fees you charge on a day to day basis, there's no denying the fact that your business doesn't operate in a vacuum.  Click to view

Analyzing The Counties

Added:  February 26, 2010

Hawaii is looking better and better to appraisers these days, especially as record snow storms strike large parts of the continental United States. Who can blame them for wanting to sit on the beach and collect among the highest fees in the nation, in a location that also happens to be one of the busiest as well?
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