New to PropertyAssist

on May 4, 2020

This week, we’re releasing more improvements based on your feedback. We think you’ll appreciate these new items that should address some of the questions and comments you’re receiving from property owners, like, “I thought you were taking the exterior photos?” and “There’s no photo slot for the HVAC.” We’ve also given you better ways to […]

Click, ask, and get answers

on November 11, 2020

Unless you simply enjoy our groovy elevator music, you’d probably rather skip waiting when calling in with a simple how-to question. That’s why we launched a new chat feature on alamode.com. We’re trying something different to help guide you to the resources you need, so that you can get back to business, fast. Your a […]

Celebrating 35 Years

on July 7, 2020

It was July, 1985. Back to the Future premiered in theaters, the original Nintendo made its debut in the US, and a la mode began its mission of helping appraisers with new, innovative software. This month, we’re celebrating our 35th anniversary. We’re thankful to have had the opportunity to help tens of thousands of appraisers […]

Coronavirus and Appraisers: Three things every appraiser needs to know

on April 27, 2020

Under GSE temporary COVID-19 guidelines, you can avoid doing interior inspections and use homeowner-provided information On March 23, GSEs put out temporary guidance on appraisal requirements and completion reports, including allowing exterior-only and desktop appraisals. It also allowed flexibility in obtaining information about the property — letting appraisers rely on homeowner-provided information. The modifications, along with […]

Where does Titan fit in your workflow?

on April 24, 2020

Over the last few years, we’ve released four new Titan products and asked (repeatedly) for your feedback. Well, mission accomplished! We’ve received thousands of survey responses and questions, alike. Now, we’d like to alleviate confusion and give transparency to some of the top replies. Read on for top questions (and answers), clarification on available uses, […]

Update: InterFlood now uses Google Maps

on April 22, 2020

On Wednesday, April 22, our flood map provider, InterFlood, will begin using Google for flood maps. While this update is an improvement, you may notice subtle differences from the previously used Bing maps. We don’t expect it to affect your workflow, but wanted you to be aware. In some cases, you may notice more labeling of businesses and public places, as well as higher-resolution maps, specifically in […]

COVID Flexibilities: What you need to know

on April 10, 2020

What do the recent announcements made by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and VA really mean for appraisers? We want to help you better understand these temporary changes, what you need to do, and the tools available to help you navigate the new appraisal types.  Here’s what’s changed Please read the announcements linked above, and make your own determination, but we hope […]