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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

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.com.

June 24, 2015

 

NAIFA Class Coordinator Contest: NAIFA Class Coordinators are eligible to receive a free registration to the 2015 NAIFA national Conference! Click here to learn how!


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 30, 2015

 

Announcing the NAIFA chapter member designation competition!

For details, please click here. 

January 29, 2015

Announcing the NAIFA "Member Get a Member" Contest!

For details, please click here.

 

January 28, 2015


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

 

 

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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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