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Mortgage Applications Rise in Latest Week


Alabama residential sales improve 2 percent in July

By Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE)

Appraisal Institute Unveils New Educational Offering For Reviewers

By R. Shawn Brantley, Brantley & Associates

Jobless Claims in U.S. Have Dropped About as Much as They Can

By Victoria Stilwell, Bloomberg News The four-week claims average as a share of the workforce stood at 1.6 percent at the end of last month. The record low was reached in May 1969 at 1.2 percent. In more recent times, the low was in April 2000 at 1.4%.

How a Zillow-Trulia Merger Could Finally Change the Business of Real Estate

By Brad Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek, Technology

Qualifications Highly Qualified Real Estate Appraiser

Principal Appraiser

R. Shawn Brantley, MAI President, CEO

R. Shawn Brantley is a Florida State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #RZ289 and an Alabama General Real Property Appraiser #G00419. Brantley holds a M.S. degree in Real Estate from the University of St. Thomas and a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Alabama. Brantley has over 1,000 hours of additional specialized appraisal education and 30 years of professional appraisal experience, acquired in a wide range of property types, and for varied purposes, including mortgages, litigation, and eminent domain. Brantley holds the MAI, and SRA professional appraisal designations and has qualified and testified on more than 100 occasions in various counties and in federal courts. Brantley also has extensive experience in appraisal review.

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