Qualified Appraisers Key to Property Tax Appeals, Appraisal Institute Says

Working with an Appraisal Institute Designated Member can benefit homeowners who choose to appeal their property tax assessments, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers said today.
Source: Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute to Enhance Focus on Residential Appraisers in 2019: Valuation Magazine

As residential appraisers face new concerns, the Appraisal Institute continues spending significant time and resources on the issues and challenges impacting valuation professionals, according to an article in Valuation magazine’s fourth quarter 2018 issue.
Source: Appraisal Institute

Stephen Wagner to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1

Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of West Lafayette, Indiana, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with more than 18,000 professionals in nearly 50 countries.
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Current Use is Key Factor for Retail Valuation in the Age of Amazon: The Appraisal Journal

Financial statements should be used when appraising retail properties to determine the “durability of the current use” as Amazon and e-commerce threaten brick and mortar retail sales, according to a study published this week in The Appraisal Journal.
Source: Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Joins 17 Groups Opposing Credit Union Administration’s Proposed Action

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers joined 17 other organizations Monday in saying it “strongly opposed” the National Credit Union Administration’s plan to reduce the number of non-residential real estate loans requiring appraisals.
Source: Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Seeks Speakers for 2019 Annual Conference

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, is accepting proposals for presentations at its 2019 Annual Conference, July 22-24, at the Hyatt Regency Denver. The deadline is 5 p.m. CST Dec. 3.
Source: Appraisal Institute

Now Is the Time to Winterize Homes, Appraisal Institute Says

How should you prepare your home for winter? When should you begin? To increase the chances of improving your home’s value, ask a real estate appraiser before starting.
Source: Appraisal Institute

New Appraisal Institute Book Examines Condemned Properties

Appraisers who value properties subject to eminent domain are likely to find themselves in court, explaining and defending their analysis and opinions, according to a new book published by the Appraisal Institute.
Source: Appraisal Institute

Coastal Appraisers Soon to Face Rising Sea Levels: Valuation Magazine

The effects of rising sea levels are becoming increasingly real to coastal communities and property owners, with homes and commercial properties valued at more than $1 trillion potentially at risk from rising waters by 2100, according to an article in Valuation magazine’s third quarter 2018 issue.
Source: Appraisal Institute

Highest and Best Use Analysis Key to Retail Valuation: The Appraisal Journal

The highest and best use analysis should dictate the methods and approaches applied in valuation analysis, according to a study published this week in The Appraisal Journal.
Source: Appraisal Institute