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Jul 08, 2014 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Supports USGBC’s ‘Green’ Home Report Findings

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today announced its support for a U.S. Green Building Council report released June 19 that found green labeled homes can sell at higher prices.

 
Jun 12, 2014 08:00 AM

Special Skills Crucial for Restaurant Valuation: The Appraisal Journal

Appraisers should understand and correctly use methods and techniques employed by investors to determine the value of restaurants, according to an article published this week in The Appraisal Journal.

 
Jun 05, 2014 08:00 AM

Only Certain Home Improvements Pay Off, Appraisal Institute Says

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today encouraged homeowners to exercise good judgment when deciding which home improvement projects to take on, saying that not all renovations enhance property values.

 
May 08, 2014 12:55 PM

Appraisal Institute Unveils New Certification Organization

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today announced the formation of a new certification organization: the International Center for Valuation Certification.

 
Apr 29, 2014 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Seeks Comments on Standards of Valuation Practice

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today invited valuation professionals to provide additional input on the organization’s proposed standards of valuation practice, one of the Appraisal Institute’s three previously announced major strategic initiatives.

 
Apr 08, 2014 08:00 AM

New Appraisal Institute Book Aids Valuation of ‘Green’ Homes

Appraisers need to get up to speed on the latest energy efficient home features and should learn to determine how green a property is, according to a new book by the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.

 
Apr 01, 2014 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Expands Registries of ‘Green’ Appraisers

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today announced it has expanded its Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program’s online registries of residential and commercial appraisers.

 
Mar 18, 2014 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Provides Its First Education in Persian Gulf

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today concluded an historic week-long teaching opportunity at Kuwait University – Real Estate Academy.​

 
Mar 11, 2014 08:00 AM

Appraisers Key to Property Loss Deductions: The Appraisal Journal

Natural disasters often cause damages to properties that qualify for deductions on federal income tax returns, but property owners need a qualified appraiser to substantiate and defend those losses, according to an article published this week in The Appraisal Journal.

 
Feb 18, 2014 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Tells Homeowners How to Prepare for Appraisal

With the spring home-buying season approaching, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today encouraged homeowners to be prepared with all relevant property information when an appraiser visits.

 
Feb 18, 2014 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Tells Homeowners How to Prepare for Appraisal

With the spring home-buying season approaching, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today encouraged homeowners to be prepared with all relevant property information when an appraiser visits.

 
Jan 28, 2014 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Bestows First Review Designations in its History

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today announced it has issued the first appraisal review designations in its more than 80-year history.​

 
Jan 09, 2014 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Issues Guidance on Valuing ‘Green’ Buildings

When valuing green buildings, real estate appraisers’ analysis must be supported by market data on the subject property that helps explain why it stands out from its conventional peers, according to guidance issued today by the Appraisal Institute and the Institute for Market Transformation.

 
Dec 30, 2013 08:00 AM

Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA, to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1

Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA, of Plano, Texas, 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 nearly 23,000 professionals in almost 60 countries.

 
Dec 18, 2013 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Seeks Comments on Proposed Standards of Valuation Practice

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today unveiled proposed standards of valuation practice, one of the Appraisal Institute’s three previously announced major strategic initiatives that have the potential to fundamentally reshape the global valuation profession.

 
Nov 26, 2013 08:00 AM

Actual Cash Value Must Be Defined When Appraising Properties for Insurance Purposes: The Appraisal Journal

The relationship between actual cash value and fair market value needs to be clearly defined by real estate appraisers called upon to develop an opinion of value for insurance purposes, especially in legal situations between the insurer and insured, according to an article published last week in The Appraisal Journal.

 
Nov 19, 2013 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Launches First New Designations

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today announced it will begin issuing two review designations in 2014. The AI-GRS, (Appraisal Institute – General Review Specialist) and AI-RRS (Appraisal Institute – Residential Review Specialist) designations will be the Appraisal Institute’s first new designations in more than 20 years.

 
Oct 31, 2013 08:00 AM

Solar Electric Systems Positively Impact Home Values: Appraisal Institute

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today announced that solar photovoltaic systems typically increase market value and almost always decrease marketing time of single-family homes in the Denver metropolitan area.

 
Oct 22, 2013 08:00 AM

Appraisers Expect Continued Growth: Appraisal Institute Survey

Appraisers anticipate continued growth in mortgage lending appraisals and in specialized areas of consulting, according to a recent survey conducted by the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.

 
Oct 07, 2013 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Announces Major Strategic Initiatives for Valuation Profession

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today announced three major strategic initiatives that have the potential to fundamentally reshape the global valuation profession.

 
Sep 23, 2013 08:00 AM

Marketability Studies Can Reveal Demand for Apartments: The Appraisal Journal

Marketability studies by real estate appraisers can provide essential insight into demand trends and factors impacting the success or failure of future apartment developments, according to an article published last week in The Appraisal Journal.

 
Sep 16, 2013 08:00 AM

New Appraisal Institute Textbook Responds to Changing Role of Valuation Professionals

"The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition," published this week by the Appraisal Institute, reflects a new commitment to the essential principles of appraisal and the sound application of recognized valuation methods. The textbook long has been recognized as the valuation profession’s most comprehensive source of information for appraisers and other real estate professionals.

 
Aug 13, 2013 08:00 AM

Appraiser Trainee Hiring to Remain Weak: Appraisal Institute Survey

Hiring of appraiser trainees will remain weak for the next one to two years, according to a recent survey conducted by the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.

 
Aug 06, 2013 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute's Sara Stephens Named to Global Property Standards Group

Appraisal Institute Immediate Past President Sara W. Stephens, MAI, was among 19 real estate experts selected today by the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition to create the first global standard for measuring property.

 
Jul 29, 2013 08:00 AM

Salisbury's Scott Robinson Elected Appraisal Institute Vice President

J. Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, of Salisbury, N.C., was elected 2014 vice president of the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers July 26 in Indianapolis. Robinson’s one-year term at the Appraisal Institute will begin Jan. 1, followed by one year each as president-elect, president and immediate past president.

 
Jul 28, 2013 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Honors 5 National Award Winners

Harry B. Holzhauer, MAI, SRA, SRPA, formerly of Lake Oswego, Ore., posthumously received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin C. Amorin, MAI, of Austin, Texas, received the Outstanding Service Award and three individuals received the President’s Award during the Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting Thursday in Indianapolis.

 
Jul 16, 2013 08:00 AM

Real Estate Appraisers Optimistic About Future: Appraisal Institute Survey

More than three-fourths of U.S. real estate appraisers are very or somewhat positive about the demand for their services over the next one to two years, according to an Appraisal Institute survey released today.

 
Jun 17, 2013 08:00 AM

Movie Theater Industry Faces Obsolescence, Falling Property Values: The Appraisal Journal

The movie theater business is in troubled times, facing competition from many viewing alternatives, decreasing attendance and falling values for some properties, according to an article published this week in The Appraisal Journal.

 
Jun 10, 2013 08:00 AM

Only Certain Home Improvements Pay Off, Appraisal Institute Says

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today advised homeowners to use discretion when deciding which home improvement projects to take on, saying that not all renovations positively impact property values.

 
Jun 06, 2013 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Calls on Congress to Pass Green Real Estate Bill

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers announced its support today for federal legislation that would improve the mortgage underwriting process by ensuring appraisers are provided relevant property information relating to green and energy-efficient features.

 
May 28, 2013 08:00 AM

Technological Integration Critical to Future of Real Estate Appraisal, Forum Participants Say

Technological development in the real estate valuation profession remains too focused on appraisal report forms and not attentive enough to market analysis, said appraisers, their residential clients, mortgage finance industry leaders, bank regulators and other participants May 24 at the Appraisal Institute Stakeholders Forum in Washington, D.C.

 
May 14, 2013 08:00 AM

Landscaping Can Impact Home Values, Appraisal Institute Says

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today advised homeowners to properly maintain their landscaping, which can significantly affect property values.

 
May 06, 2013 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Joins Global Property Standards Coalition

The Appraisal Institute joined some of the world’s leading professional organizations May 2 in forming the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition. The two-day meeting at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., focused on developing and embedding a single standard for the way property is measured worldwide.

 
Apr 08, 2013 08:00 AM

Certified Appraisers at All-time High, Opportunities Coming: Appraisal Institute

The percentage of appraisers with a state certification is at an all-time high, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers announced today. With more than half of U.S. appraisers aged 51 to 65, the Appraisal Institute anticipates opportunities for new appraisers.

 
Mar 20, 2013 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Provides Homeowners with Property Tax Appeal Tips

Homeowners who are considering property tax appeals should be prepared with all the necessary information, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers said today.

 
Mar 06, 2013 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Releases Enhanced Form to Help Real Estate Appraisers Analyze Green Features

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today released an updated form intended to help analyze values of energy efficient home features. It remains the first of its kind intended for appraisers use.

 
Feb 27, 2013 08:00 AM

Relative Size of Homes May Affect Overall Property Values: The Appraisal Journal

The size of a property relative to the average sized property in its neighborhood may affect its sale price, according to an article published this week in The Appraisal Journal.

 
Feb 20, 2013 08:00 AM

Latest Green Course from Appraisal Institute Teaches How to Value Solar Features

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers premiered its “Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar” course today in Albuquerque, N.M. The course is the latest offering in the Appraisal Institute’s Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program. ​

 
Feb 11, 2013 08:00 AM

Appraisal Institute’s New Guidance Helps Real Estate Appraisers Analyze Exposure Time

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, published guidance today to help appraisers understand exposure time and how to incorporate its analysis into an appraisal.

 
Jan 29, 2013 08:00 AM

Bad Neighbors Can Reduce Property Values, Appraisal Institute Warns

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today cautioned homeowners and potential homebuyers that bad neighbors can significantly reduce nearby property values.

 
 
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