Professional Development Archive

Midwest AMG on the Radio

Welcome Home Radio plays on KYNO940AM in Fresno, CA. This weekend they featured Marty Wagar from Midwest Appraisal Management Group. This AMC is a subsidiary of the Michigan Association of REALTORS. It also features a local appraiser. The reporter...

Foundation Seeking Candidates for ASB, AQB

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) is looking for qualified candidates to serve on the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB).  Applications for these vacancies are due August 1, 2012. There is one vacancy on each board.  Persons...

The Foundation Wants You!

The Appraisal Foundation’s (TAF) Appraisal Practices Board (APB) put out a call for subject matter experts (SME) on the valuation of green buildings. According to the release, the SME panel will “research and cite all pertinent sources of existing...
March 21, 2012

Start 2012 with FHA Training

Happy New Year everybody! The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is offering appraisal training later this month and early next month. The January training is a Webinar so you can participate from anywhere. The February training is in Denver, CO...
January 4, 2012

Hot Off the Presses – New USPAP Now Available

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) announced that the 2012-2013 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) is now available. This edition of USPAP will be valid for two years beginning January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013....
October 14, 2011

More FHA Training Coming at You

September 07-08, 2011 – Charlotte, NC. FHA Appraiser and Lender Training. The credit training includes an overview of 203k, 203k Streamline and Energy Efficient Mortgages. In addition we will review recent Mortgagee Letters and discuss general underwriting do’s and...
September 6, 2011

Free Foundation Video on USPAP 2012-13 Changes

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) released a free video this week previewing the 2012-13 changes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). The 23 minute video includes: revisions to the definitions of “Client”, “Extraordinary Assumptions”, Hypothetical Condition”, and...
August 11, 2011

Survey Says…

Each year at this time, REALTOR® magazine, published by NAR, and Remodeling magazine, published by Hanley-Wood, team up to produce the Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. It provides resale values for popular remodeling projects in 80 U.S. metro markets....

Get on Track – the Fast Track

Many appraisers hold one, and sometimes more than one, designation from a host of professional appraisal organizations. These designations tell clients and, more broadly, the real estate industry that an appraiser has gone above and beyond the requirements for...

NAR Announces UAD Webinar through Realtor University

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) announces a 60-minute webinar through Realtor University on the new Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) on June 9, 2011 at 11:00am EST. The cost will be $19.95. RAA/GAA designees will receive a $10 discount...