Amazon’s HQ2 Announcement shares valuable insights on the future of CRE

Amazon HQ2

If there was one major, newsworthy real estate story of 2018, it was Amazon’s HQ2 announcement. Audiences were on the hook for months following every move and every meeting. Of course, being an Atlanta-based CRE appraisal management company, we were especially tuned-in at MountainSeed. Until Amazon’s December announcement, cities were abuzz with where the giant […]

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9 Financial Technology Trends You Need To Know in 2019

2019 Financial Technology

Technology has been dramatically changing industries in every sector of the economy, and finance is no different. From the growing demands of mobile applications to the advancements of blockchain technology, 2019 financial technology trends are changing business processes as we know it. To stay ahead of 2019 financial technology trends, here’s what you need to […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to USPAP

USPAP

If you’re a non-appraiser, you probably aren’t considering the USPAP. But this document of appraisal standards is incredibly influential on how you manage the appraisal and evaluations for your financial institution. To help you understand the basics you need to know to optimize your internal procedures, we’ve created a guide to outline the vital information […]

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16 Must-Attend Financial Conferences in 2019

2019 Financial Conferences

The best part about the financial industry? It’s always changing. With the new technology that comes out almost every day, the world of finance is constantly on the search for more efficiency, but it also means that everyone has to stay on their toes to keep up. The best way to do that? Conferences.There’s a […]

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Commercial Evaluations at new low price

MountainSeed now offers Commercial Evaluations

*This blog has been updated since its original publish date on February 16, 2017. Did you know we offer commercial evaluations? Over the past year, a lot has changed in the world of evaluations and appraisals, but our standard of quality hasn’t. Since the commercial appraisal threshold increased, there’s been a surge in orders for […]

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Q2 Financial Regulations Recap: Blockchain, ECOA, OCC Updates & More

Financial Regulations

There’s no doubt about: Summer is in full swing! From the constant stream of “out of office” replies to the sweltering temps outside — it’s clear we’re in the heat of things. As Q2 comes to a close, we’re highlighting the top industry stories, from the implementation of the new BSA regulations to how blockchain […]

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How Well Is Your Financial Institution Managing Risk in 2018?

financial risk management

We’re only halfway through 2018, but a lot has happened in Q1 and Q2, especially when it comes to compliance. From overtime lawsuits to AI tech creeping into financial institutions, there have been significant shifts in the financial industry since January 1 and we want to make sure your financial institution is prepared for what’s […]

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Will Overtime Lawsuits Change The Way Your Financial Institution Handles Appraisals?

overtime lawsuits

Is your appraisal department compliant with the new FLSA regulations? The most recent overtime lawsuit settlements might show you where you need to update your policy. When the FLSA enacted new overtime regulations back in December 2016, the new requirements were called “the most significant change in the economy in a decade.” Qualifying more than […]

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5 ways AI is impacting financial technology

financial technology

Long gone are the days when Artificial Intelligence (AI) was a thing of Science Fiction movies and television shows. Today, AI aids with day-to-day activities including everything from decision making to speech recognition. In fact, chances are you know someone – maybe even yourself – who has these AI items already installed in their home […]

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