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    The Appraisal Journal

    AI's Quarterly Peer-Reviewed Journal

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    The Appraisal Journal

    The Appraisal Journal

    Winner of a Gold Circle Award from The Center for Association Leadership (ASAE), the Journal is recognized as the appraisal profession's premier and academic publication. Over 16,000 appraisers and others rely on the Journal for well-researched, innovative and thought-provoking articles that help them thrive in their practice and advance the profession.

    Four quarterly issues are written by leading practitioners on topics ranging from how recessions impact the real estate market, to housing prices for foreign buyers, to special issues in land valuation, and so much more.

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    Past Issues List

    The most recent past 10 issues of The Appraisal Journal are available on our website via the button below. Members can access the full archives (since 1932!) at the Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Library.

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    Celebrating Our Contributors 

    Contributing authors to the Journal win awards for their insightful, engaging content. The Journal presents three annual awards recognizing exceptional contributions to the publication.

    Armstrong/Kahn Award

    This award recognizes the most outstanding original article published in the previous year.

    Barry A. Diskin, Ph.D., MAI, AI-GRS
    David C. Lennhoff, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
    Richard L. Parli, MAI
    Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
    "Market Rent and Highest and Best Use: Joined at the Hip?"
    The Appraisal Journal, Spring 2022

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    Swango Award

    This award highlights the best original article on residential or general appraising, or technology-related topics.

    Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA
    Dawn M. Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, AI-RRS
    "Understanding Desktop (Bifurcated or Hybrid) Appraisals"
    The Appraisal Journal, Spring 2022

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    Richard U. Ratcliff Award

    This award recognizes the best original article written by an academic author.

    Stanley D. Longhofer, PhD
    “Land Values and External Obsolescence”
    The Appraisal Journal, Spring 2021

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