AI Calls for Bank Regulators to Reject NCUA’s Decision

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By Douglas A. Potts, MAI, AI-GRS

Potts blogAs you might have heard, the National Credit Union Administration’s Board of Directors on July 18 quadrupled – from $250,000 to $1 million – the appraisal threshold for nonresidential real estate loans. Of course, increasing the threshold would drastically reduce the number of nonresidential real estate loans requiring an appraisal. [Read more…]

Where you Gonna Look for RMATs?


By Dennis A. Scardilli, Esq., MAI; Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; & Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

dennis-headshot-close-cropped to 216-216 pxls_5-22-11RMAT? Huh? What’s a RMAT? It is USPAP’s referenced “Recognized Methods and Techniques of Real Estate Appraisal.” So, humor us as we explain the connection between RMATs and the Appraisal Institute’s Body of Knowledge.

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AI Announces New Association Management System

The Appraisal Institute is excited to launch its new and improved association management system, known as an AMS, for AI professionals, staff and students. That’s the topic of the On Point column in Valuation magazine’s second quarter 2019 issue.

The column from AI President Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, addresses what new enhancements will be made towards the Find An Appraiser search, “My Account” self service functions and education search.  The “My Account” area of AI’s website will be completely new with improvements to the registration section, online store, membership and FAA profile.

AI professionals, students, customers and staff will be able to enjoy benefits such as:

  • Increased user accessibility to data.
  • Improved business processes and efficiencies.
  • Integrated web experience.
  • Self-service capabilities that will make interactions with AI simpler and more convenient.

This software is expected to go live Oct. 1. Read On Point to learn more about AMS, and check out the other timely content in Valuation magazine’s second quarter 2019 issue.