Perfect timing for the article by Ken.
On Tuesday I'll be the speaker on a conference call with law enforcement officers across the US discussing this exact issue.
In the class How to Identify and Avoid Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud I'll tell appraisers what I told the cops and what they will be looking for in appraisal reports.
If you are interested in attending a class, let me know and I'll schedule one locally. 6 hours of CE.
Richard Hagar, SRA