Video: AI Announces Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

Lance CoyleIn the Appraisal Institute’s newest video, AI President M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA, announces the keynote speaker for the 2015 AI Annual Meeting, an event that attracts valuation and real estate professionals from across the country and around the world to share best practices and the latest advancements in the valuation profession.

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AI Announces Annual Meeting General Session Speakers

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Last month, I was pleased to let you know that AI secured an outstanding keynoter for this year’s Annual Meeting. Well, we’ve continued the excitement this month by lining up two excellent general session speakers.

AI Announces Annual Meeting General Session Speakers

The Appraisal Institute announced March 11 that Edward J. Pinto, co-director of the American Enterprise Institute’s International Center on Housing Risk, and Susan Talley, immediate past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, will be general session speakers at its 2015 Annual Meeting this summer.

Pinto will present “Appraisal Theory: Back to Fundamentals,” and Talley will present “Valuing Lawyers:  How a Client’s Legal Team Can Improve the Valuation Process.” As previously announced, this year’s keynote speaker will be Dewitt Jones, a 20-year National Geographic and advertising photographer, two-time Academy Award-nominated director, author of nine books and a creativity expert. [Read more…]

Small Home Improvements Can Pay Off Big

A harsh winter and improving home sales have some homeowners eager to give their properties facelifts. But major remodels, like kitchen or bath overhauls, may not add significantly to the value of a home.

 

Remodeling magazine’s most recent Cost vs. Value report says that simpler, less expensive projects have the best return on value. Here are a few suggestions appraisers can give to residential clients for projects that won’t cost a lot of time or money:

 

Inspect the RoofHome_NetWorth

Heavy snows can take their toll on roofs, a home’s first line of defense against the elements. Homeowners need to contact their insurance providers, and exercise caution when inspecting a roof and selecting a reputable contractor to make repairs.

 

 

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2016-17 Edition of USPAP to Include Revisions

Approximately two years ago, the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation began the revision process for the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. The process

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included the preparation and release of four exposure drafts, numerous public meetings and the review of extensive comments from interested parties.

 

 

The Appraisal Institute submitted comments on each exposure draft and attended all of the ASB’s public meetings. On Feb. 6, 2015, the ASB concluded the USPAP revision process with the adoption of revisions to USPAP that the ASB does not anticipate will significantly change the way that appraisers practice. The revisions that will become effective Jan. 1, 2016 include (revisions indicated in italics):

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Fannie Mae Clarifies CU Details; AI Seeks More Answers

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I’m very excited to let you know that AI has secured an outstanding keynote speaker for this year’s Annual Meeting.

Photographer Dewitt Jones to Keynote AI Annual Meeting
The Appraisal Institute announced February 18 that Dewitt Jones, a National Geographic magazine photographer, author and Academy Award-nominated film director, will be the keynote speaker at its 2015 Annual Meeting, which takes place July 27-29 in Dallas.

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Video: What Was Your Most Unusual Valuation Assignment?

In the Appraisal Institute’s latest video, four AI professionals share their most unusual valuation assignments. AI individuals provide valuation services around the world and are often tasked with providing opinions of value for interesting properties in out-of-the-ordinary places. [Read more…]

Video: Appraisal Institute Providing Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

The Appraisal Institute has worked for more than 80 years to support its professionals worldwide. The Institute now proudly Video_Stillserves nearly 21,000 professionals in almost 60 countries who hold an allegiance to the highest standards of practice and adhere to a strict code of ethics and conduct. [Read more…]

Appraisal Institute Discusses 2015 Priorities in Latest YouTube Video

President M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA, discusses the Appraisal Institute’s goals and priorities for 2015 to grow the organization’s role as a leader in the valuation profession. Among the goals outlined in the video are:

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