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NCAI Member Cal Morgan Appointed to NCAB

The North Carolina Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (NCAI) has been informed that Jack C. (Cal) Morgan III, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, has been appointed to the North Carolina Appraisal Board (NCAB) by Tim Moore, NC House Speaker. We congratulate Cal on his appointment, and we thank him for his willingness to be a leader in the appraisal industry. We wish you well in this endeavor, and we know you will continue to promote the highest standards for real estate appraisal practice in the protection of the public trust. 

Cal is a graduate of the College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC. He has over 20 years of experience in real estate appraisal, construction, and investment analysis. He is the owner of JC Morgan Company in Wilmington, NC, which provides appraisal services as well as consulting and litigation support services. Cal is also a NC licensed general contractor and NC real estate broker. He served on the NC Property Tax Commission from 2013 to 2017 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Wilmington Zoning Board of Adjustment. Cal lives in Wilmington with his wife Seanna and their three children.

Congratulations Cal!

AI Webinar - Is it Too Early to Evaluate Pandemic Impact on Real Estate Valuation?

The Appraisal Institute has assembled a stellar lineup of appraisers from the Top 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas to help investors, developers, brokers, and other industry stakeholders understand initial buyer and seller reaction to COVID-19.

Residential real estate appraisers from across the country will summarize initial observations and identify considerations that appraisers will evaluate in the near and long term. We will also discuss trends in rural markets, appraiser reaction to policy changes of the GSEs, FHA and VA, and the dynamics with employee relocation appraisals, which require forecasting.

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AI ANSWERS: Weekly Updates from the World's Leading Valuation Authority

Now available!  Last week's AI Answers features a discussion with Lyle Radke, director of collateral policy at Fannie Mae. We received information on a range of issues, including a partnership between AI and Fannie Mae on diversity in the appraisal profession, the strong performance of appraisers in the COVID-19 pandemic, and what's ahead for Fannie Mae for the remainder of the year.  

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AI ANSWERS: Weekly Updates from the World's Leading Valuation Authority

Now available!  This week's AI Answers features a discussion with Lyle Radke, director of collateral policy at Fannie Mae. We received information on a range of issues, including a partnership between AI and Fannie Mae on diversity in the appraisal profession, the strong performance of appraisers in the COVID-19 pandemic, and what's ahead for Fannie Mae for the remainder of the year.

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AI Board of Directors Approves Both 45-Day Notice Items on Agenda During Meeting

The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors adopted both 45-Day Notice items on its agenda during its May 7 meeting, which was conducted via videoconference due to the coronavirus pandemic.
 
The Board of Directors adopted a 45-Day Notice item regarding proposed amendments to Appraisal Institute Regulation No. 5 regarding use of Appraisal Institute designations by non-practicing Designated Members. The Board also adopted the other 45-Day Notice item on its agenda, addressing proposed amendments to the Appraisal Institute Code of Professional Ethics and relevant governing documents relating to the deletion of “Service” as a defined term, the addition of the term "Valuation Practice” and the resultant conforming changes to other terms.
 
The 45-Day Notice including both items was distributed to Appraisal Institute professionals March 23.
 
The Board also approved two items for inclusion in an upcoming 45-Day Notice. The first item addressed proposed amendments to Regulation No. 4 regarding streamlining requirements for readmission to designated membership. The second item addressed proposed amendments to Regulation Nos. 1, 2 and 3 regarding the college degree requirement for the Appraisal Institute’s MAI, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations. 
 
AI professionals are currently scheduled to receive the 45-Day Notice in mid-June. 
 
In other actions, the AI Board of Directors:
  • Approved appointments to the recently created University Relations Committee;
  • Approved an appointment to fill a vacancy on the Women’s Initiative Committee; and
  • Approved the transfer of funds from AI’s reserve fund to its operating fund.
The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors is next scheduled to meet Aug. 5-6.

National Nominating Committee Nominates Craig Steinley as 2021 AI Vice President

Craig Steinley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, of Rapid City, South Dakota, was nominated for 2021 Appraisal Institute vice president by the AI National Nominating Committee at its May 6 meeting, which was held via videoconference due to the coronavirus pandemic.

National Nominating Committee Chair Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, submitted the committee’s nomination to the AI Board of Directors at its May 7 meeting. Board members may file petitions for additional nominees in accordance with the Appraisal Institute Bylaws. The AI Board of Directors is expected to elect the 2021 vice president at its Aug. 5-6 meeting.

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NEW VIDEO: Appraisal Institute Designated Members Discuss Mentoring Trainees

The Appraisal Institute is devoted to helping appraisers reach their highest potential and making sure they have all the knowledge needed to work in the valuation profession, according to the latest video from the organization. In the video, Tonia Vailas, MAI, AI-GRS, and Michael V. Tankersley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, share their experiences working with trainees.

These appraisers discuss what steps they are taking to make sure their trainees succeed in the profession and the best ways that trainees can find licensed appraisers to work alongside.

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Second Round of Small Business Funding Approved

President Trump on April 24 signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, bipartisan legislation that provides $320 billion in additional funding for small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Small Business Administration started accepting applications April 27, and already has approved more than 100,000 loans.

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Credit Unions Allow Appraisals to be Delayed 4 Months

Federal banking regulators last week moved to allow banks to delay getting an appraisal on a property for as many as 120 days after a mortgage closes, and now, credit unions can do the same thing.

In order to “allow credit unions to expeditiously extend liquidity to creditworthy households and businesses in light of recent strains on the U.S. economy as a result of the National Emergency declared in connection with coronavirus disease,” the National Credit Union Administration will allow credit unions to postpone obtaining an appraisal until four months after a mortgage closes.

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TODAY: AI ANSWERS - Join the Appraisal Institute's weekly Facebook Live session

Be sure to attend this week's AI Answers, a one-hour Facebook Live session on current affairs affecting appraisers. Adam Johnston, SRA, AI-RRS, of Genworth Mortgage Insurance, will discuss strengths and weaknesses of residential appraisal virtual inspection applications, and Justin Glasser, MAI, of Cushman & Wakefield Valuation and Advisory, will address impairment accounting considerations. 

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NEW VIDEO: Valuation Impacts Of COVID-19

The Appraisal Institute’s April 17, 2020, webinar featured about a dozen nationally recognized commercial real estate experts who addressed changing market conditions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Click here or below to view.

New NCAI COVID-19 Resources Webpage

The North Carolina Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (NCAI) continues to monitor developments regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. The health and safety of our members and event participants is of the highest importance and we are taking this outbreak very seriously.  

In an effort for us all to stay informed, NCAI has created a COVID-19 Resources Webpage that provides the latest news regarding the COVID-19 situation at the state, national, and industry levels. 

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AI Issues Coronavirus-related Direction for Appraisers

The Appraisal Institute issued guidance cultivated from its Professional Practice staff on March 16 to help AI professionals and other real estate valuers serve their clients during the rapidly evolving global coronavirus pandemic.

“Appraisers should take care not to put themselves in harm’s way while completing their assignments,” the guidance said, which directed appraisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s current risk assessment.

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Appraisal Institute Seeks Guidance from Policy Makers

The Appraisal Institute announced March 18 that it is aggressively engaging all primary appraisal policy makers to help guide appraisers during the coronavirus pandemic. AI expects some guidance to be released as early as this week about exterior-only and/or desktop appraisals for loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Representatives of the Appraisal Institute have raised appraisers’ concerns regarding property inspections and appraisal waivers and exemptions, seeking a measured or balanced approach to risk mitigation.

So far, most policy discussions have focused on credit issues over collateral concerns and on servicing over loan purchasing issues to keep people who will be facing financial hardship in their homes during the coming weeks and months. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, has begun to engage on appraisal-related issues with many additional issues requiring solutions, including determining how loans will close in areas where courthouses are closed and there are no e-closing procedures, a situation that reportedly affects 20% of the country.

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Coronavirus and the CRE Effect

By Michael Tucker

The real estate impact of coronavirus will likely be limited in the short-term, but it could grow should the virus aggressively spread, analysts said.

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New video: AI Designations Enhance Valuation Careers

In AI’s latest video, three Designated Members share how receiving an AI designation has enhanced their career.

Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, discusses how a designation can provide knowledge, resources and networking opportunities to help valuation professionals remain successful.

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Appraisal Institute Media Coverage Seen by Nearly 2 Billion

The Appraisal Institute and its professionals were mentioned in more than 1,500 news stories in the last six months of 2019, with an audience of nearly 2 billion. The Appraisal Institute’s latest video outlines that coverage.

As the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, the Appraisal Institute continues to position its individuals as the go-to source for information on real property valuation.

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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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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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