Saturday , 17 February 2018

News

A Cat and Dog World

I get more than a little dismayed when I see such rancor between AMCs and Appraisers. I regularly read the blogs and keep up with social media, Appraisal Buzz does frequent survey and I also follow the comments from appraisers to our weekly newsletter. In short, I believe I have a pretty good handle on the pulse. Last week I …

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Artificial Intelligence, Friend or Foe?

The spring edition of the Appraisal Buzz Magazine has been sent out and is on its way to your mailbox! In this issue we focus on technology changing the industry. Additionally, we cover first time Millennial home buyers, training the next generation, FRT’s and so much more. Here is a sneak peek into a few of the articles… Are you an …

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National Board Adopts Revised Criteria for Real Property Appraiser Qualifications

The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation recently adopted revisions to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. These changes, which become effective on May 1, 2018, will serve to reduce or eliminate unnecessary barriers to entry into the real estate appraisal profession in the US. After approximately a three-year process of considerations the proposed changes were presented to …

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Wells Fargo Talks Valuation Expo, Lenders Live

In 2017 we launched a brand new pre-conference session for Valuation Expo. These sessions called “Lenders Live” allowed appraisers to meet and learn from key decision makers at the nation’s top banks. We received such a great response from the speakers and the attendees, we decided to include it in our upcoming Expo at Charleston SC on March 19th. We …

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Computershare

Are you a licensed appraiser or real estate professional interested in joining our dynamic real estate network? Computershare Valuation Services LLC provides a comprehensive suite of valuation, title, and asset management services for both commercial and residential markets. We aim to form long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with valued members of our appraiser panel. Offering both traditional and hybrid product suites, …

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Trump again sues over property tax bill for Jupiter golf course

This article was first published in the Palm Beach Post by Jeff Ostrowski here In another indication that the world’s most powerful politician has few qualms about battling local public officials, President Donald Trump again has sued the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser over the valuation of his Trump National Golf Club. The suit marks the fifth year in a …

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2018 Valuation Visionary

We are pleased to announce the Valuation Visionary award winner for 2018 is Ernie Durbin, Chief Valuation Officer for Clarocity Corporation. Each year, the Collateral Risk Network presents the award in recognition of the person who demonstrates leadership, innovation, professionalism, and one who strives to better the industry for their peers. We will be presenting the award at Valuation Expo in Charleston in …

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Small Business Owner? How Will the New Tax Reform Affect You

As small business owners, many appraisers are being affected by the new tax reform rules for 2017. It is important to understand how these changes can affect not only your personal income tax but also your business. Many find themselves asking questions such as, “What tax bracket do I fall into?” “Can I use these business expenses as write-offs?” or …

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