New AI video: Appraisal Institute Plans for 2020

2020 Appraisal Institute President Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS, outlines the organization’s priorities for the year in AI’s latest video.

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Save the Date for the 2020 Appraisal Institute Annual Conference!

The Appraisal Institute will host its Annual Conference Aug. 3-5, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. This event promises to be a fantastic opportunity for valuation professionals to learn, network and have fun. Watch the Appraisal Institute’s latest video to learn more about the valuation profession’s biggest event of the year.

Real estate professionals from around the world are invited to join and:

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Follow Our NEW LinkedIn Page!

NCAI has a new LinkedIn page! Be sure to follow us here to stay up-to-date with local, industry, and member news!

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AI Honors Sheri Colvin, MAI with Volunteer of Distinction Award

On January 8, 2020, the Appraisal Institute honored Sheri Colvin, MAI, with the Volunteer of Distinction Award. The Appraisal Institute’s recognition program honors volunteers for their service to the Appraisal Institute, to the real estate valuation profession and to their local communities.

Sheri Colvin, MAI, has been appraising since 1994, and was the 2019 president of the North Carolina Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. She is a founder and principal with Colvin, Sutton, Winters and has been with the company since its inception in 2006. She is a graduate of the University of N.C. at Greensboro, holds an N.C. State Certified General appraiser license, an NC Real Estate Broker license, and the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. For the North Carolina chapter of the Appraisal Institute, she currently serves on the Executive Board as well as chairing and participating in various committees. Other associations include being a guest speaker for the 2013 annual CCIM Triad Market Forecast, former board member of the local chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), former LDAC participant/chapter representative through the Appraisal Institute (Leadership Development and Advisory Council), and current member of TREBIC (Triad Real Estate & Building Industry Coalition).

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Farewell Letter from Sheri Colvin, MAI, 2019 NCAI President

Farewell Letter from Sheri Colvin, MAI, 2019 NCAI President

Dear NCAI –

Happy New Year!

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2020 Kick-Off Letter from Chris Johnson, 2020 NCAI President

2020 Kick-Off Letter from Chris Johnson, 2020 NCAI President

Dear members,

I’m both honored and excited to lead our chapter for the coming year. I take very seriously the immense responsibility and trust that’s being extended to me. It is my belief that the role of each new president is not only to sustain the things the chapter is already doing well, but also to bring a fresh viewpoint to the table and execute new ideas that will set the stage for the ongoing success of the chapter for years to come.

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Pursuing an Appraisal Institute Designation

Four Appraisal Institute Designated Members shares why they think others should consider pursuing a designation in AI’s latest video.

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FHFA Issues Request for Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac UMBS Pooling Practices

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued a Request for Input (RFI) about Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises’) pooling practices for the formation of “To-Be-Announced” (TBA)-eligible Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities (UMBS).  FHFA is also seeking public input about other policies and practices that might affect UMBS fungibility, including the Enterprises’ oversight of UMBS prepayment speeds and alignment.

This RFI follows on the successful launch of UMBS and seeks to ensure that UMBS remain a source of stable, affordable liquidity for the U.S. housing finance system.  The requested input will help FHFA determine whether further action or alignment is necessary to ensure reasonably consistent security cash flows and continued fungibility of the Enterprises’ UMBS.

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Upcoming 7-Hour National USPAP Update Courses

NCAI is offering multiple National USPAP Update Courses throughout the year. Save the date for the upcoming USPAP courses below. Click on the course for more information.

*All courses are NCAB and NCREC Credit approved.

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Governor Roy Cooper Appoints Lynn Carmichael, MAI, and Claire Aufrance, MAI, SRA, to the North Carolina Appraisal Board

The North Carolina Chapter of the Appraisal Institute would like to inform our members that Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Lynn Carmichael, MAI, and Claire Aufrance, MAI, SRA, to the North Carolina Appraisal Board. We congratulate both Lynn and Claire on their appointments and we thank them for their willingness to be leaders in the appraisal industry. We wish them all the best in their endeavor to promote the highest standards for real estate appraisal practice for the protection of the public trust. 

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In Memoriam: Ted Anglyn, MAI

It's with great sadness that we report the passing of Ted Anglyn, MAI. Ted's influence on the appraisal industry and specifically LDAC cannot be overstated. Ted used his own money and resources to make sure LDAC not only survived, but thrived. Our deepest sympathies go out to Ted's family, his appraiser family, and the North Carolina Chapter.

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Appraisers Provide a Wide Variety of Services, Appraisal Institute Says

Hiring a Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute can provide a broad range of benefits to commercial and residential clients, the president of the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers said today.

“When hiring a valuation professional, clients should first understand the role of an appraiser,” said Appraisal Institute President Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS. “The appraiser’s role is to provide objective, impartial and unbiased opinions about the value of real property — helping those who own, manage, sell, invest in and lend money on the security of real estate.”

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Wide Range of Big-Box Values Raises Concerns: The Appraisal Journal

Courts, market participants and valuation professionals have expressed widespread concern about the broad range in real estate values presented by opposing litigation experts regarding single-tenant, big-box properties, according to an article published this week in The Appraisal Journal.

The Appraisal Journal is the quarterly technical and academic publication of the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers. The materials presented in the publication represent the opinions and views of the authors and not necessarily those of the Appraisal Institute.

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Industrial Sector’s Big Box Segment Sees Strong First Half, Colliers Data Reveals

By Barbra Murray

The first half of 2019 proved to be yet another strong period in the big-box segment of the industrial sector, and despite certain challenges, more of the same is the likely scenario for the remainder of the year, according to Colliers’ 2019 midyear big-box market report.

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Rise in Co-working Spaces May Make Next Recession Worse, Boston Fed Reports

By Ann Saphir

The rise in co-working spaces, like those offered by WeWork, may be a source of financial instability that could make the next U.S. recession worse by sparking a run on commercial real estate, Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren said.

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Banking Committee Leaders Seek Answers on Appraisal Waiver

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Sept. 24 submitted a letter to the Appraisal Subcommittee seeking answers about its July decision to grant a waiver of appraiser certification and licensing to the state of North Dakota. The letter expressed “surprise and concern” about the “unprecedented” waiver.

Waters chairs the House Financial Services Committee and Brown is ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

“It is so concerning that the ASC, the primary federal organization with oversight over appraisal and appraiser standards, has acted to waive appraiser certification requirements with minimal justification,” the letter stated, noting that appraisals are essential to safety and soundness and consumer protection. The letter explains that the move is unprecedented because the ASC has not granted any waivers since the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council first fully implemented appraisal rules. In granting this one, the ASC ignored the objections of the North Dakota Real Estate Commission.

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New Passwords Required for ‘My Account’ Section of Appraisal Institute Website

The Appraisal Institute launched a new online association management system, or AMS, on Oct. 1. AI professionals and customers must change their passwords in order to access the My Account section of the AI website.
 
A short training video on AI’s YouTube channel shows users how to change their My Account passwords.
 
The new AMS online membership database and customer relationship management software platform is the foundation for almost every service and product that AI offers. It provides an intuitive, much-improved online experience with a more modern look and feel, allowing AI professionals, customers and staff to more easily access information.
 
Users will enjoy benefits such as:
  • Increased user accessibility to data;
  • Improved business processes and efficiencies;
  • Integrated web experience; and
  • Self-service capabilities that will make interactions with AI simpler and more convenient.
The My Account area of the AI website is completely new, including improvements to education search and registration, the online store, membership profiles, and Find An Appraiser profiles. AI professionals also will find improvements to self-service functions such as printing a transcript, paying dues and fees, candidate checklists, and volunteer information.

58 Members Received Designations from the Appraisal Institute in August & September

The Appraisal Institute designated 26 members in August, including one who received his MAI and SRA designations. Additionally, 17 received their MAI designation, four received their SRA designation and four received their AI-GRS designation. The Appraisal Institute designated 58 members in September, including; and 39 who received MAI designations; 6 who received SRA designations; 10 who received AI-GRS designations; 3 who received AI-RRS designations.

Special congratulations to NCAI members William M. Best, MAI; Stephen M. Worthy, AI-GRS; and John C. Palmer, MAI.

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Appraisers Can Help Clients Navigate Natural Disasters, Appraisal Institute Says

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, appraisers can help their clients by providing expert market analysis, according to the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.

The Appraisal Institute’s “Guide Note 10: Development of an Opinion of Market Value in the Aftermath of a Disaster” addresses how real property markets in affected areas often exhibit instability, even chaos, and how analyzing data in such markets presents an array of challenges. The Guide Note, revised last year, also discusses how valuation professionals can develop credible opinions of market value in the aftermath of a disaster.

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Residential Real Estate Prices Up; Homeownership Tenure Reaches New Peak: Data

 ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released its Q2 2019 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that U.S. single family homes and condos sold for a median price of $266,000 in the second quarter, up 10.8 percent from the previous quarter and up 6.4 percent from a year ago — reaching a new median home price peak.

Meanwhile, the report also shows that homeowners who sold in the second quarter had owned an average of 8.09 years, reaching a new peak, up 3 percent from last quarter and up 4 percent from Q2 2018. Homeownership tenure averaged 4.21 years nationwide between Q1 2000 and Q3 2007, prior to the Great Recession.

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