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[Boom] Appraiser Sings For Change

An appraiser who didn’t “play ball” has been relegated to songwriting. Hat tip to Lauren Baier Kim of the Developments blog [1] at the Wall Street Journal.

And while it didn’t happen often, a lender would sometimes ask him to say what he thought a home’s value was before he appraised it, Mr. Girtsman says. The implication: If the value didn’t match what the lender wanted, he wouldn’t get the job. Mr. Girtsman says that he resisted.

It’s a light hearted approach to a sad situation for many.