AI Condemns NCUA Action on Appraisal Thresholds

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I’m pleased to report that AI once again took a leadership role in advocating for the valuation profession in our nation’s capital. Learn more about that, and other timely updates, from the past month.

AI Condemns NCUA Action on Appraisal Thresholds

The Appraisal Institute on July 19 vigorously condemned action by the National Credit Union Administration, calling the NCUA’s decision to effectively reduce the number of appraisals required for commercial real estate loans irresponsible, radical and dangerous. The organization further called for congressional oversight.

The NCUA Board of Directors quadrupled – from $250,000 to $1 million – the appraisal threshold for nonresidential real estate loans.

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Valuing Timeshares Requires Special Care: The Appraisal Journal

Special care must be taken to understand the timeshare interest and the competitive market in which that interest would sell, according to an article from the Spring 2019 issue of The Appraisal Journal that explores key issues facing appraisers when valuing timeshares.

Timeshares, Market Value, and the Real Estate Appraisal Process,” by Richard J. Roddewig, MAI, and Charles T. Brigden, MAI, explores key issues in timeshare appraising, including the need to identify the nature of the timeshare interest being appraised and its marketplace, and finding reliable sources of data when closed sale prices are not readily available.

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LDAC Participants Lobby on Capitol Hill

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Don’t forget: the registration deadline is quickly approaching for AI’s 2019 Annual Conference, July 22-24, in Denver. I hope to see you there!

Sign Up Today for AI’s Annual Conference 

If you’re considering attending the Appraisal Institute’s 2019 Annual Conference, you have just over a month – until July 1 – to register at the lowest available rate.

The 2019 AI Annual Conference will take place July 22-24 at the downtown Hyatt Regency Denver near the Colorado Convention Center, steps from all the Mile High City has to offer.

Allison Massari – an entrepreneur, celebrated artist and executive coach named on the “Best Keynote Speakers List” by Meetings & Conventions magazine – will be this year’s keynote speaker.

 The AI Annual Conference also will feature another terrific general session – “Cannabis & Real Estate” – which will illuminate the impacts legalization and regulation are having on real estate markets.

 I hope you’ll join hundreds of your colleagues for informative speakers, a networking event at Coors Field, continuing education (with the chance to earn Appraisal Institute and state continuing education credit), an awards ceremony, a gala dinner (with a band of AI professionals), exhibits of cutting-edge products and services, and abundant opportunities to explore Denver.

Don’t miss out! Learn more about the 2019 AI Annual Conference.

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Last Chance for Discounted Registration at AI Annual Conference

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There’s still time to take advantage of discounted “early bird” registration for the AI 2019 Annual Conference! Here’s more about that, and other news, from the past month.

Last Chance for Discounted Registration at AI Annual Conference

“Early bird” registration for this year’s Appraisal Institute Annual Conference ends May 3 – just one week from today! This special rate is $150 less than the onsite price, so I encourage you to register now.

The 2019 AI Annual Conference will take place July 22-24 at the downtown Hyatt Regency Denver near the Colorado Convention Center, steps from all the Mile High City has to offer.

Allison Massari – an entrepreneur, celebrated artist and executive coach named on the “Best Keynote Speakers List” by Meetings & Conventions magazine – will be this year’s keynote speaker.

The AI Annual Conference also will feature another terrific general session — “Cannabis & Real Estate – The Ripple Effects of Legalization & Regulation” – which will illuminate the impacts legalization and regulation are having on real estate markets.

I hope you’ll join hundreds of your colleagues for informative speakers, networking, continuing education (with the chance to earn Appraisal Institute and state continuing education credit), an awards ceremony, a gala dinner (with a band of AI professionals), exhibits of cutting-edge products and services, and abundant opportunities to explore Denver.

Don’t miss out! Learn more about the 2019 AI Annual Conference.

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AI Proud of Support for Chapters, Appraisers Around the Country

The Appraisal Institute works closely with its nearly 80 chapters around the country to help create opportunities for AI professionals and others to enhance their business success. That’s the subject of the On Point column in Valuation magazine’s first quarter 2019 issue.

The column from AI President Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, addresses the organization’s support of its chapters’ efforts through events, education, networking and administrative backing. Specific items of discussion include the Leadership Development and Advisory Council conference in Washington, D.C., the Chapter Leadership Program and local events that often are open to all valuation professionals.

Read On Point to learn more about AI’s ongoing efforts, and check out the other informative articles and columns in Valuation magazine’s first quarter 2019 issue.

 

Registration Opens for 2019 AI Annual Conference

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I’m proud to tell you that AI has established a terrific partnership with Freddie Mac that could help appraisers expand their business opportunities! Here’s more about that, and other news, from the past month.

AI and Freddie Mac to Teach Valuation of Manufactured Homes

The Appraisal Institute and Freddie Mac on March 6 announced a partnership targeted to help real estate appraisers when valuing manufactured housing.

The Appraisal Institute’s partnership with Freddie Mac will provide practical appraisal training to all appraisers, as well as specifically-targeted training and case studies to address manufactured housing valuation assignments for Freddie Mac’s CHOICEHomeSM.

Freddie Mac and the Appraisal Institute will offer more than 60 educational opportunities in classroom settings in nearly 30 states through November; online classes also will be offered. The first classes will be held April 16 (Dallas), April 23 (Atlanta), April 25 (Charlotte, North Carolina) and May 7 (Detroit).

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Entrepreneur, Artist, Accident Survivor to Keynote AI Annual Conference

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I’m very pleased to tell you that the Appraisal Institute has selected an excellent keynote speaker for its 2019 Annual Conference! Here’s more about that, and other news, from the past month.

Entrepreneur, Artist, Accident Survivor to Keynote AI Annual Conference

Allison Massari – an entrepreneur, celebrated artist and executive coach named on the “Best Keynote Speakers List” by Meetings & Conventions magazine – will be the keynote speaker at the Appraisal Institute Annual Conference on July 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Denver.

As the survivor of two life-threatening car accidents, severe burns and a traumatic head injury, she exposes her personal journey from absolute loss, to forgiveness and understanding, and finally to success and a life beyond anything she could have imagined. Her message is focused on showing her audience how to find peace, purpose and happiness, and giving them the tools they need to rise above any obstacle.

I hope you’ll join me at the AI Annual Conference, which will feature informative speakers, numerous opportunities for networking, continuing education (with the chance to earn Appraisal Institute and state continuing education credit), an awards ceremony, exhibits of cutting-edge products and services, and abundant opportunities to explore Denver.

Learn more about the AI Annual Conference. Registration opens in late March.

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Appraisal Institute Updates Key Education Offering

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I’m pleased to share that AI has further enhanced its world-class body of knowledge!

Appraisal Institute Updates Key Education Offering

Registration is now open for “General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach.” I encourage you to check out this refreshed and revised course!

“General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach” is a practical, hands-on, 30-hour course that concerns two basic aspects of real estate appraisal: land/site valuation; and the development of the cost approach. Learn more about the program and register.

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