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November 12, 2014

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has issued the following document comment: Third Exposure Draft - Valuation of Green and High Performance Property: Background and Core Competency. Interested parties are encouraged to comment in writing to the APB before the deadline of Decemeber 12, 2014.

November 4, 2014

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has issued October Q&As on the following topics: 
  1. Explaining the Exclusion of Approaches
  2. Value Conclusion Below Contract Price
  3. "USPAP Certified" Advertisement

Click here for more information.  

October 29, 2014

The Appraisal Foundation: The ASB recently met in Washington, D.C. on October 17, 2014. Click here to view the meeting summary.

The Appraisal Foundation: On October 21, 2014, the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) adopted an Interpretation to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (Criteria) that will become effective January 1, 2015.  The Interpretation will provide an extension of time for active duty US military to meet the 2008 Criteria.

The following is the only exception for implementing the 2015
Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria:
  • An applicant in the Reserve components of the US Armed Forces, who was pursuing an appraiser license or certification prior to December 1, 2011, and who was called to active duty between December 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014, may satisfy the qualifications required under the 2008 Criteria for an additional time period after January 1, 2015. The extension of time shall be equal to the applicant’s time of active duty, plus 12 months.
Questions can be directed to Magdalene Vasquez, Qualifications Administrator, at or (202) 624-3074 with any questions. 

October 23, 2014

Collateral Underwriter by Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae announces Collateral Underwriter (CU), a proprietary appraisal risk assessment application developed to support proactive management of appraisal quality. Click here to view the full article. Click here to be redirected to the CU webpage.

October 21, 2014

USDA Looking for Single Family Fee Appraisers in Indiana 

Multiple county assignments are available. 


1. Current Certified Residential Appraisers License in Indiana

2. Hold a current Dun and Bradstreet D-U-N-S number, Government Contractor (go to and follow prompts to register if not already holding a D-U-N-S number)

3. Apply to for a Federal Contractor ID Number (SAM Customer Service: (Federal Service Desk) or dial 1-866-606-8220) 

If you have any questions regarding the application/qualification requirements, please contact:  Ms. Bonita Renner
Appraiser | Indiana
Rural Development
United States Department of Agriculture
5975 Lakeside BoulevardIndianapolis, IN  46278
Phone: 317.295.5797

October 20, 2014

The Appraisal Foundation: The next public meeting of the Appraisal Practices Board (APB) is scheduled for Friday, November 14, in Kansas City, Missouri. Click here for more information. 

October 7, 2014

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) held a public meeting in Memphis, Tennessee on September 19, 2014. Click here to view the summary of the meeting. 



November 4, 2014

Mourning the passing of John Ploof, IFA 

It is with great sadness that NAIFA announces the death of John Ploof, IFA. 
John lost his battle with cancer on October 19, 2014. 
John was an active member of NAIFA, participating in national events, as well as being very active in his chapter and serving as chapter president. He was also honored as state appraiser of the year. 

John's service was held at 11 am on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls, MN. Memorial Visitation was held from 4:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, October 24th and 9:00 - 10:30 am on Saturday, October 25th all at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls. 
Click here to view John's full obituary.  

October 1, 2014

NAIFA: We are excited to announce the 2014 NAIFA award recipients:
  • Paul A. Wetzel Award: Chuck Blau Esq., IFAC. This award is the association's most prestigious award. It was created in honor of Past National President, Mr. Paul A. Wetzel for his service contributions and accomplishments on behalf of NAIFA.

  • Educator of the Year: Jerry Keller, IFA and Dale Bynum, IFA. The Educator of the Year Award began in 1995 to recognize instructors considered outstanding in their service through contributions of teaching skills, years of teaching, educational contributions, textbooks, courses written, and impact on students.

  • Appraiser of the Year Award: Barry Shea, IFA. The Apprasier of the Year Award began in 1964 and recognizes the appraiser that is seen as an outstanding leader for NAIFA. 
Congratulations to all of the winners this year! 

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NAIFA: The 2015 Board Roster is available! Click here to view.




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