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Jun 17, 2021 09:06 AM

Appraisal Institute Encourages Graduates to Consider the Valuation Profession

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, is seeking new faces and encourages recent graduates to consider a career in the valuation profession.

 
Jun 16, 2021 12:30 PM

EPA, Army Plan to Revise Definition of the National Waters

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army announced June 9 that they intend to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” to better protect the nation’s resources. The regulatory effort will be guided by multiple stakeholders, including landowners, the agricultural community and local governments.

 
Jun 16, 2021 12:30 PM

Investment in Net-lease Properties Inches Closer to Pre-pandemic Levels: CBRE

Investment in net-lease properties, which comprise office, industrial and retail, jumped 10% during the first quarter compared with the same point a year ago, according to the U.S. Net Lease Investment Report from commercial real estate firm CBRE, MBA NewsLink reported June 8. The report cited increased interested in office properties and “robust” institutional acquisition activity as key drivers.​

 
Jun 16, 2021 12:30 PM

LREAB, FTC Settle Appraisal Services Price Fixing Charges

The Federal Trade Commission announced June 11 that the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board will stop setting compensation levels for residential real estate appraisal services within the state, which the FTC alleged is a violation of federal antitrust law. The proposed settlement prevents the LREAB from adopting a fee schedule for appraisal services or taking any action to raise, stabilize or fix compensation levels for appraisal services.

 
Jun 09, 2021 12:30 PM

Biden Administration Looks at Appraisals as Part of Effort to Reduce Wealth Gap

The Biden administration announced June 1 that as part of its efforts to increase Black wealth, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge will lead an interagency taskforce to address inequity in home appraisals. The Appraisal Institute supports the task force, which is consistent with congressional legislation backed by the organization (H.R. 2553 the Real Estate Valuation Fairness and Improvement Act).

 
Jun 09, 2021 12:30 PM

Home Builders Cannot Keep Up with Homebuyer Demand, Fed Beige Book Says

Demand for new homes outpaced homebuilders’ capacity to construct in many fed districts, according to the latest Beige Book released June 2 by the Federal Reserve. Non-residential construction advanced at a moderate pace in many districts, while some reported that supply chain disruptions pushed costs higher and delayed some projects.

 
Jun 09, 2021 12:30 PM

Pent-up Demand for Leisure, Healthcare Properties to Drive Recovery: Forecast

Pent-up demand for leisure, healthcare, hospitality and recreation will lead to greater consumption and help drive an economic recovery according to the June 2021 forecast released June 2 by the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Employment levels also are expected to recover to previous peaks. ​

 
Jun 04, 2021 09:30 AM

Appraiser Diversity Initiative Sponsorship Program Seeks Applicants

The Appraisal Institute, in collaboration with Fannie Mae and the National Urban League, today announced it is seeking applicants for their Appraiser Diversity Initiative Sponsorship Program.

 
Jun 02, 2021 12:30 PM

White House Executive Order Reinstates Flood Risk Standards

President Biden on May 20 signed the Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk, which reinstates the 2015 Federal Flood Risk Management Standard that was revoked under the Trump administration, the National Association of Home Builders reported. The FFRMS significantly expands floodplain areas without congressional oversight and mandates that climate-related financial risk be factored into underwriting standards.

 
Jun 02, 2021 12:30 PM

Biden Seeks $318 Billion for Housing in Infrastructure Plan

The Biden Administration announced May 26 that the American Jobs Plan will include $318 billion to produce or preserve more than two million affordable housing units around the country, Bloomberg CityLab reported. The proposal includes $105 billion in new tax credits, which should boost the number of affordable homes built and maintained every year.

 
 
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