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August 20, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraiser Qualifications Board will hold a Public Hearing in Washington D.C. on Friday, October 16, 2015. Click here to register. 

August 12, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Foundation welcomes new members to the Board of Trustees and the Appraisal Practices Board (APB). Click here for more details.

August 7, 2015

Alliance for Valuation Education: Alliance for Valuation Education Seeks Candidates for At-Large Regent. Application Deadline September 1, 2015.

July 30, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation: Call for Applicants. The Appraisal Foundation Seeks Candidates for Vacancies on the Appraiser Qualifications Board and the Appraisal Standards Board. Application deadline is August 3, 2015. 

July 27, 2015

The ASA-NAIFA-ASFMRA comment to the Department of Labor on the re-proposed fiduciary rule was recently reported in the latest edition of the Daily Tax Report. Click here to view. Article by Sean Forbes, reprinted with permission granted by the Daily Tax Report. 

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has issued July Q&As on the following topics:

  • Impact Value of Surrounding Properties
  • Providing a Copy of Workfile 
July 20, 2015

ASA, NAIFA Testify in Opposition to CA Assembly Bill 624. Click here to read the article. 

The Appraisal Foundation: Call for Applicants. The Appraisal Foundation seeks candidates for vacancies on the Appraiser Qualifications Board and the Appraisal Standards Board. Application deadline is August 3, 2015. 

July 17, 2015

Click here to read the joint letter from ASA, NAIFA, ASFMRA, and EBSA to the Labor Department.

The Appraisal Foundation: The next public meeting of the Appraisal Practices Board (APB) is approaching. 

Date/Time:
Friday, September 11, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:
The Brown Palace Hotel
321 17th Street
Denver, CO. 80202

Click here to register.

July 16, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) recently met in Redondo Beach, CA. For a summary of the meeting, click here. The next ASB Public meeting will be held November 20, 2015, in Cincinnati, OH. from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

Mortgage Banking Magazine: State of the Appraisal Industry, by Brian Coester.

This column originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of Mortgage Banking magazine. Reprint permission granted by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

July 15, 2015

Profits through Litigation
The following article details a company (Mutual First/First Mutual Group, LP) who has targeted real property appraisers in litigation, for the sole purpose of pre-trial settlement income.  Unfortunately, this practice continues with regularity in some locales.  A definite read for every real property appraiser. Click here to view.


Reprinted with permission from Freeman Mathis & Gary.  All rights reserved.
Supplied by Landy Insurance Agency, an NAIFA affinity partner serving the real property appraiser with a complete line of insurance products and services.  Visit www.landy.com to contact a specialist for all of your insurance needs.


July 10, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) seeks your input on a concept paper regarding alternative experience requirements. Click here to view. 

July 8, 2015

Alliance for Valuation Education: Seeks candidates for at-large regent. Application deadline is September 1, 2015. Click here for information. 

July 1, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Foundation has commenced its annual search for qualified candidates to serve on the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB). For more information and to apply, click here.

Appraisal Groups' Debate Could Change Regulatory Future
. Reprinted with permission from Valuation Review, all rights reserved.


The Appraisal Foundation:
Appraisal Practices Board Adopts Valuation Advisory on Green Valuation. The Valuation of Green and High Performance Property: Background and Core Competency is Now Available.

June 16, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation Press Release: The International Valuation Standards Council and The Appraisal Foundation Collaborate to Bring Greater Consistency to Appraisal Standards. Click here to view the article.

June 11, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation issues Legislative Fact Sheet on California Bill

The Appraisal Foundation has issued a Legislative Fact Sheet on California State Assembly Bill #624 which addresses the question of appropriate valuation standards to be applied in the state.  To view the TAF Fact Sheet on the bill, click here.  NAIFA members who are licensed to appraise real property in California are particularly encouraged to weigh in with the California Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee who is currently considering the legislation.  Contact information for the State Committee is included on the Legislative Fact Sheet for your convenience.

June 8, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) has adopted the following Valuation Advisory: APB Valuation Advisory #6: Valuation of Green and High Performance Property: Background and Core Competency. The APB is an independent Board of the Appraisal Foundation, which is responsible for developing voluntary guidance on recognized valuation methods and techniques. To obtain a copy of the new Valuation Advisory, click here

June 1, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation: Important alert regarding legislative activities that will impact appraisers and the appraisal regulatory system. Click here to view. 




 

ASSOCIATION NEWS

September 1, 2015

2015 NAIFA Important Conference Information: In addition to all the great education being offered at this year's conference, there are also a number of social events, and additional education add-on's. Please see information below for brief descriptions of those events. 

NAIFA President's Reception: The NAIFA President’s reception will be held at the conclusion of Tuesday’s education at The Mirage. Join fellow NAIFA and ASA appraisers for cocktails, appetizers, and networking, as we conclude the second day of the conference. 

NAIFA E&R Trust Event at Stratosphere: NAIFA members and both NAIFA and ASA conference attendees are invited to join the NAIFA Education & Research Trust for happy hour 107 stories above the Las Vegas Strip at the Stratosphere Tower!  The E&R Trust has arranged tower admission and a bar package from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to allow attendees to enjoy the sunset over the Strip while enjoying libations of your choice.  And for those who are feeling a bit daring, there are three amusement rides on the roof of the tower which will challenge even the bravest souls.  Transportation to/from the Stratosphere is included in the event price. 

NAIFA Annual Membership Meeting: Join the NAIFA Board of Directors and your fellow NAIFA members to hear updates on the association and share your thoughts on the changes affecting all appraisers.  Board members and President Henderson will share progress reports and plans for the future.  This is your time to reconnect with your professional home.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

NAIFA Annual Installation and Awards Banquet: We will conclude the conference with the Annual NAIFA Installation and Awards Dinner.  Join your colleagues for a sumptuous dinner as NAIFA announces the winners of the Appraiser of the Year Award,  the Educator of the Year Award, and the Paul A. Wetzel Outstanding Service Award.  We will also be announcing the winners of the Chapter Designation Contest, this year’s NAIFA Member-Get-a-Member Contest, and the NAIFA Course Coordinator Contest. 

A La Mode Education sessions (2): A La Mode will be offering additional education on Wednesday, October 21, and Thursday, October 22.  Day One of A La Mode education will start at 1 pm and conclude at 4 pm. To find out more about the course, Controlling your Data with TOTAL, click here.  Day Two of A La Mode education will start at 9 am and conclude at 5 pm. To find out more about the course, Mobile Appraiser Workflow, click here. The total registration fee for both days of additional education is $149. NAIFA members, remember to use the A La Mode discount code to receive 25% off your training cost. See below for links to register. 

August 13, 2015

Important information regarding the 2016 NAIFA Elections: Those who are eligible to vote in the 2016 NAIFA Elections should have received an email yesterday with an election link as well as username and password. To learn about the candidates before casting your vote, click here. If you are having trouble accessing the link or need your username and password please contact national at info@naifa.co

June 4, 2015
 
2015 NAIFA National Conference Update: NAIFA has partnered with A La Mode to offer additional CE courses in Las Vegas during the NAIFA National Conference. The courses will be held Wednesday, October 21, and Thursday, October 22, at $149 for both days.
March 17, 2015

 

NAIFA's 2015 National Conference: Plan on attending the 2015 NAIFA National Education Conference held in Las Vegas, NV, October 19th – 22nd at The Mirage Hotel. This year's education portion is in conjunction with ASA. Registration is now open!!!  Click here to register! . 
 

January 28, 2015

AHP Insurance: NAIFA Members now have access to individual health insurance options. Click here to learn more.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Calendar

9/9/2015
HUD Single Family Housing Policy Handbook - 4000.1 Appraisal Overview

9/21/2015
HUD Single Family Housing Policy Handbook - 4000.1 Appraisal Overview

9/22/2015
HUD Single Family Housing Policy Handbook - 4000.1 Appraisal Overview

9/22/2015
Collateral Underwriter and the Future of Appraising

9/28/2015
Collateral Underwriter and the Future of Appraising


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