The Appraisal Institute’s latest issue of the Valuation magazine discusses key topics that are looming large over the valuation profession, and risks for appraisers who perform assignments in support of federal tax deductions or state tax credits for donated conservation easements.[Read more…]
2020 Appraisal Institute President Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS, outlines the organization’s priorities for the year in AI’s latest video.
As the global valuation profession’s thought leader, the Appraisal Institute continues to advocate on behalf of appraisers who are facing some of the most pressing issues in the valuation profession today.
This year, the Appraisal Institute will focus on the following priorities:
- continuing to be highly effective in advocacy on behalf of all appraisers;
- seeking to increase diversity and inclusion in the organization and throughout the valuation profession; and
- expanding the Appraisal Institute’s world-renowned body of knowledge.
Watch the video to learn more about what’s in store for the Appraisal Institute in the coming year.
With the winter season rapidly approaching, the Appraisal Institute encourages homeowners to winterize their properties now to benefit from a potentially improved quality of life and possibly reduced household costs.
The winter months can bring discomfort to homes. Properly winterizing homes can help avoid mishaps, like frozen pipes and water leaks, and can help homeowners save money on repairs. Knowing which winterization projects to prioritize can help homeowners get started.[Read more…]
Four Appraisal Institute Designated Members shares why they think others should consider pursuing a designation in AI’s latest video.[Read more…]
The Appraisal Institute is looking to expand the role of women in the real estate valuation profession, and created an important new committee to lead that effort. That’s the topic of the On Point column in Valuation magazine’s third quarter 2019 issue.[Read more…]
When considering appraisers, many people initially might think only of residential properties. However, valuation professionals can offer a broad range of services to both commercial and residential real estate clients.[Read more…]
Have you changed your password yet? Appraisal Institute professionals and customers must change their passwords in order to access the My Account section of the AI website. It’s all part of the Appraisal Institute’s new association management system, or AMS, which launched Oct. 1. [Read more…]
By Douglas A. Potts, MAI, AI-GRS
As 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…]
By Dennis A. Scardilli, Esq., MAI; Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; & Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
RMAT? 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.