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November 25, 2014

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) met in Kansas City, MO on November 14, 2014. Click here to view the meeting summary. 

The Appraisal Foundation:
May 1, 2015, an APB Public Meeting is being held from 9 am to 12 pm in Nashville, Tennessee. Click here to register. 

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

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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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