Recent innovations in the home valuation industry include improvements to the appraisal review process, appraiser performance measurement and enhanced desktop appraisals.

A desktop appraisal with a field inspection was announced on Oct. 25 by Nations Valuation Services. The report, NATIONSLINK, uses a third-party inspection.

According to the Prarie Village, Kansas-based firm, the report can be used for portfolio lending, home equity and default as well as securitizations and servicing quality control.

Source: Mortgage Daily