Tuesday , 27 October 2020

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New 2017 President of the Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute New President 2017

The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with nearly 20,000 professionals in almost 60 countries. Beginning on January 1st, 2017, Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS of Austin, Texas was elected for a one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute. In 2015, Jim was elected vice president of the Appraisal Institute and ascended to …

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Appraisal Office Communication

Appraisal Office Communication

(Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on The Appraiser Coach’s Blog. For additional articles by Dustin Harris, visit his website.) I don’t spend a lot of time in the office. In fact, I’m usually just in on Mondays. Most of my week is spent out and about on appraisal inspections. On the rare occasion, when I do have a few …

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Valuation Visionary 2017 Award Winner

We are pleased to announce the Valuation Visionary award winner for 2017 is Alan Hummel of Forsythe Appraisals, a First American Company. Every year the Collateral Risk Network (a nationwide consortium of individuals representing all aspects of collateral valuation, including appraisers, lenders, regulators and vendors) joins together to nominate and vote on the most influential mind in the appraisal industry …

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Remembering F. Gregory Opelka

It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of F. Gregory Opelka, on December 26, 2016. Mr. Opelka served the valuation profession for more than half a century and in 2012, he was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Appraisal Institute. His son George Opelka accepted the award on his behalf and on that …

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The Times, They Are a Changin’

I love this time of year. I seldom make New Year’s resolutions per se but I do make some “to do” lists for things I would like to accomplish, places I would like to visit, and people I would love to meet. Rarely do things happen by accident. They happen by design. Serendipity is where the right planning and optimism …

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Valuation Expo – Two Birds with One Stone

A relaxing family vacation and 14 hours of continuing education! This year our east coast Valuation Expo will be in Orlando, FL March 18th-22nd at the Caribe Royale. What better way to avoid the frigid end of winter in the north than to escape down to sunny Florida and be able to write it off for your taxes? And here’s …

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Make 2017 The Best Year Yet!

We all want to start the New Year off right. We make plans, set goals, but somehow, come the end of January those goals seem to be lost or given up on. Sound familiar? I feel that sometimes we set ourselves up for failure, not intentionally of course, but we want everything to happen instantly and when we don’t see …

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New Housing- What Does the New Year Have in Store

This is the time of year when we tend to look back at the previous twelve months, and take stock as to where we were then and compare it to where we are now.  Hopefully, most of us can look back and see progress made. The new year brings a new Administration. The Chair of the Federal Reserve System, Janet …

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