Real estate appraisers are at the crux of home valuations in a trickier transactional marketplace, post Dodd-Frank regulation.

MarketWatch staffer Daniel Goldstein has a thorough grip on the challenges housing continues to face as its key players--investors, builders, developers, lenders, regulators, and, most importantly, home buyers--try to sustain recovery.

Here, Goldstein focuses his analytical lens on a punching bag part of the real estate business community, real estate appraisers. They're that for some valid reasons, but the job they have to do now has more challenges than ever. Goldstein writes:

Appraisers say that new [Dodd Frank financial oversight] rules have made the process slower and more complicated for consumers—and that they haven’t stopped some appraisers from yielding to pressure from banks.

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