Professional Development Archive

USPAP Q&A – January 2009

The USPAP Q&A is posted each month on The Appraisal Foundation website. Now, on to the questions… Communicating Confidential Information to a Sworn Peace Officer Question: I was contacted by a sworn peace officer who simply requested the workfile...
January 28, 2009

Appraisal Foundation to Review Graduate Degree Programs

The Appraisal Foundation is establishing a program to review Graduate Real Estate Degree Programs. This is primarily for the purpose of allowing these Universities to offer their Graduate students appraisal credentials. According to the Appraisal Foundation’s Press Release: This...
January 13, 2009

Questions about the Home Valuation Code of Conduct

I recently read through the comment section of the Revised HVCC blog post, and one of the comments in particular jumped out at me. It asked some very good questions and made some poignant comments. I thought I would...
January 2, 2009

USPAP Q&A – December 2008

The USPAP Q&A is posted each month on The Appraisal Foundation website. Now, on to the questions… Current Sales Contract Not Provided Question: I am an appraiser with several bank clients that do not provide a copy of the...
December 31, 2008

The Appraisal Foundation – USPAP Q&A

Copyrighting an Appraisal Report Question: Does registration of a copyright on an appraisal report with the U.S. Copyright Office violate the confidentiality provisions of USPAP? Response: The ASB is taking no position as to whether an appraisal report is...
December 9, 2008

Appraisal Subcommittee Director Quits after First Day

I heard a rumor about this through the appraisal grapevine, but never saw anything substantial to verify it. However, according to the AP, the Appraisal Subcommitee’s new Director, Linda Nessi, quit after her first day on the job. Government...
October 29, 2008

Appraise Your Appraiser

Here is an interesting Q&A with a professor from the Wharton School of Business, where she discusses the appraisal profession. Why are home appraisals so crucial to the home-buying process? Real estate is the most important asset in terms...
October 8, 2008

Welcome to the Blog

Welcome to the Appraisal Insight blog. The goal of this blog is to keep you updated on current appraisal issues and to find out how they affect you. I will be one of the wrtiers of this blog. My...
August 18, 2008