HCS President Karen Yolevski featured in Women of Influence article
September 23, 2018

Karen Yolevski didn’t expect to find a role that would bring together her industry experience in both real estate and technology. Now, as president of Nationwide Home Closing Services (HCS), she’s doing just that — leading a fintech that’s innovating and loving every moment of the experience.

In January 2011, Karen Yolevski made partner at the law firm she’d been with since starting her career just three years prior. “Once you make partner that’s usually where you stay,” Karen says. “But I looked left and I looked right, and I recall asking myself, ‘Is this really for me?’

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NAS Canada

CMHC Partners with NAS
Markham, Canada, June 22, 2018

Nationwide Appraisal Services (NAS), a leading global appraisal management company, is pleased to announce that Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has selected NAS as one of its vendors, for a period of three years, from July 5, 2018 to July 4th 2021. NAS has a long-standing relationship with CMHC and is confident that the company’s wide network of appraisers will contribute to achieving great success.

CMHC helps Canadians meet their housing needs. As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability and consistency of the housing market and financial sector, providing support for Canadians with housing needs, and offers objective housing research and guidance to Canadian governments, consumers and to the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of CMHC’s operations.

CMHC reports to both Parliament and the public on its operations—including mortgage loan insurance—through its annual Corporate Plan Summary, Annual Report and Quarterly Financial Reports. CMHC is accountable to Parliament through the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, MP.

NAS looks forward to the opportunity to deliver superior automation and optimization to CMHC.

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NAS Latin America

Nationwide Appraisal Services expands its business relationship with Scotiabank to enter Panama
Panama City, Panama, May 29, 2018

Nationwide Appraisal Services (NAS), a global Appraisal Management Company and leader of innovation and product offerings to the mortgage industry, expands its business offering to long-time client Scotiabank as it enters the Panama market.

Leveraging on the long-term relationship between NAS and Scotiabank in Canada and building on the business model used in the Caribbean, NAS and Scotiabank are once again paving the way to establish service standards of mortgage valuation, this time in Latin America.

"This is only the beginning of our expansion in Latin America with Scotiabank,” says Alberto Gonzalez, Executive Vice President for NAS in Latin America. “Wheels are already in motion to quickly replicate this initiative in other countries in the region."

NAS Latin America

NAS launches operations with Banco de Costa Rica
San José, Costa Rica, May 23, 2018

Nationwide Appraisal Services (NAS) is pleased to announce launch of operations in Costa Rica with Banco de Costa Rica, the country’s second largest bank.

After a two-year vetting process through strict requirements from Banco de Costa Rica, NAS won the contract to perform mortgage valuations management for the second largest bank in Costa Rica. NAS is Costa Rica’s first AMC with the capability of functioning entirely in Spanish, and the only AMC possessing trilingual valuation forms with risk analysis.

“Banco de Costa Rica is the leader in banking technology in Costa Rica and there could not have been a better time for us at NAS to have entered into a working relationship with them and introduce our services in the Costa Rican market,” says Alberto Gonzalez, Executive Vice President for NAS in Latin America.


We proudly announce our partnerships with Carson Dunlop and the legal team of Mark S. Taborowski
Markham, Canada, January 2018
  • Carson Dunlop

    HCS helps people close the purchase of their home. Now, HCS is there for more than just closing, by helping buyers with an expert home inspection at a discounted price. A home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the universal condition of a home. By conducting a home inspection, would-be buyers can avoid the costly mistake of buying a property in need of major repairs. Our partnership with Carson Dunlop gives HCS clients access to Carson Dunlop’s team of qualified inspectors and best in class inspection reports with one simple click. In return, Carson Dunlop clients receive a $50 rebate when they close their purchase or sale with HCS.

    To read more about this special deal, click here.

  • The Legal Team of Mark S. Taborowski

    Newly added as a law firm of record in the HCS system, Mark’s firm has extensive experience in residential real estate. Their office is located in Mississauga and they will be serving HCS clients from Toronto and surrounding areas.

NAS Canada

New CUSPAP NAS forms approved by AIC as compliant
Markham, Canada, January 2018

NAS is leading the way once again in updating its appraisal request forms and form structure to reflect the recent changes implemented by AIC. NAS and the AIC has been working together to implement new forms that meet the needs of our customers and the standards of CUSPAP 2018. The NAS form is a tool that ensures impartiality, transparency and full compliance of an appraisal, increasing efficiency and mitigating the risks to our clients.