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Appraisal Institute Releases Book on Senior Housing and Other Healthcare Properties

Originally published in December 2023, by the Appraisal Institute.

This comprehensive text explores senior housing, nursing home, and hospital properties from physical and economic perspectives, providing appraisers with an up-to-date set of tools for determining the productivity, marketability, feasibility, and value of these facilities. Readers will become familiarized with the forces affecting earnings and valuation and will gain knowledge of the techniques needed to assist in the acquisition, lending, investing, developing, and assessment of these properties. Because of the broad scope of topics covered, many nonappraisers—including lenders, equity investors, operators, developers, industry analysts, assessors, and attorneys—will find this book useful.
 
All three traditional approaches to value are closely examined in this book, and Medicare and Medicaid are also discussed in detail. The main focus of the book is the valuation of the going concern assuming a fee simple interest in the real property. In addition, techniques for the allocation of the value of the real property, personal property, and intangible property are covered along with specialized topics such as leased fee and leasehold interests and life plan communities.
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Annual Urban Land Institute, PwC Trends Report Highlights New Era in Real Estate

Originally published on October 31, 2023, by Ella Fertitta for ULI Americas.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC US today released Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2024, the annual industry-leading report unveiling critical data and trends in the real estate sector. In its 45th edition, the report’s overarching theme is “The Great Reset,” determining that the industry must form new ‘norms’ and can no longer rely on past benchmarks to determine how the market will function in the future.

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NAR Survey Reveals Some Concerns About Data Collectors

Originally published in May 2023 by the National Association of Realtors.

In May 2023, NAR surveyed its members pertaining to data collectors in the appraisal process. The findings are as follows:

  • Sales agents accounted for the largest proportion, with 45% of participants holding this license. Brokers followed with 24%, and appraisal-certified professionals comprised 14% of the respondents. Broker-Associates and Appraisal Licensees accounted for 13% and two percent, respectively, while the remaining two percent reported holding other types of real estate licenses.
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AI Opens PAREA Program Registration

Originally published on September 12, 2023, by the Appraisal Institute. 

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, announced today that the organization’s Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal program (AI PAREA) for the licensed residential path has launched broadly, and registration is now open.

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AI Releases Podcast Addressing Appraiser Diversity Initiative, New DEI Award

Originally published on September 15, 2023, by the Face Value Appraisal Insitute Podcast.

The Appraisal Institute on Aug. 31 released its latest episode of the Face Value podcast, “Dedication to Diversity: A Conversation About the Appraiser Diversity Initiative.” Hosts Tonia Vailas, MAI, AI-GRS, and Warren Boizot, SRA, AI-RRS, are joined by Smedmore Bernard Jr., MAI, Brent Quashie and Elana Wroten to share their experiences and the advice they have for others. Additionally, they talk about the new William S. Harps DEI Award.

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Appraisal Institute PAREA Program Receives Approval from Appraiser Qualifications Board

Originally published on May 18, 2023, by the Appraisal Institute.

The Appraisal Institute announced today that the Appraiser Qualifications Board has provided approval of AI’s Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal program for the licensed residential path.

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AI Launches New Season of Face Value Podcast in Both Audio and Video Formats

Originally published on February 17, 2023 by the Appraisal Institute.

The Appraisal Institute on Feb. 17 premiered season 2 of its monthly podcast series, Face Value. Hosts Warren Boizot, SRA, AI-RRS, and Tonia Vailas, MAI, AI-GRS, talk with President Craig Steinley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, and President-Elect Sandy Adomatis, SRA, about the year ahead, project updates and how AI is helping residential appraisers.

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Fannie Mae Report Addresses How the Pandemic Affected Housing Decisions

Originally published on January 11, 2023, by Li-Ning Huang and Mark Palim for Fannie Mae.

In recent discussions of our economic outlook, we have been asked multiple times why home sales dropped so sharply this past year given a pronounced preference shift among consumers during the pandemic toward single-family housing. Indeed, single-family housing was an unintended beneficiary of the pandemic and its associated policy response. During the pandemic, mortgage rates reached historically low levels, with the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovering around 3 percent through the end of 2021. Despite a low inventory-to-sales ratio during this time period by historical standards, as well as rising home prices, both home sales and purchase mortgage originations reached record highs in 2021.1 Anecdotal and analytical evidence suggest that the pandemic prompted people to move from smaller housing units in high-density city centers to larger homes in lower-density areas; and this was particularly true of first-time homebuyers.2 Overall, the rise in home sales was fueled by both first-time homebuyers and move-up buyers. In fact, demand was so strong that the median number of days that homes were on the market shortened from 74 in 2017 to 46 in 2021.

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Appraisal Institute Releases Podcast on AI PAREA

The Appraisal Institute on Dec. 1 released its latest episode of the Face Value podcast, “AI PAREA: Opportunities for Future Appraisers and Mentors.” Host Warren Boizot, SRA, AI-RRS, talks with AI Vice President Sandy Adomatis, SRA, about how AI professionals with an MAI or SRA designation can get involved as mentors and the many opportunities available to aspiring appraisers.

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Fed Beige Book Shows Softening Housing, Commercial Activity

Originally published on November 30, 2022, by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Residential sales fell during the past month amid high interest rates, dropping moderately in some parts of the country but much more steeply in others, the Federal Reserve reported Nov. 30 in its latest Beige Book. Commercial sales and leasing have also softened, and vacancies continue to climb.

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Appraisal Institute Announces the Resignation of CEO Jim Amorin

Originally published on November 17, 2022 by th Appraisal Institute.

The Appraisal Institute announced today that CEO Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, will resign effective Feb. 14, 2023. He will conclude five years of service as the organization’s CEO and is moving on to pursue other opportunities.

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AI Board of Directors Adopts 45-Day Notice Item During November Meeting

Originally published on November 16, 2022, by the Appraisal Institute.

The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors voted to adopt one 45-Day Notice item during its Nov. 10-11 meeting in Chicago. The 45-Day Notice item addresses proposed amendments to the Bylaws regarding the International Member on the Board as set forth in the 45-Day Notice distributed to Designated Members, Candidates, Practicing Affiliates, and Affiliates on Sept. 26.

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Appraisal Institute Releases Podcast on Lender Work, Shares Advice and Tips

The Appraisal Institute on Sept. 23 released its latest episode of the Face Value podcast, “Lender Work for Appraisers: Facts, Myths and Opportunities.” Host Warren Boizot, SRA, AI-RRS, is joined by Michelle Rogers, SRA, and Ken Dicks, MAI, for a conversation on ways in which appraisers and lenders can successfully work together. They share their personal experiences in this area and offer advice and tips from the field.

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Fannie Mae Data Shows Modest Recession Likely in 2023

Originally published on September 21, 2022 by Matthew Classick for Fannie Mae.

Economic growth is projected to resume in the second half of 2022, but the combination of high inflation, monetary policy tightening, and a slowing housing market is likely to tip the economy into a modest recession in the new year, according to the September 2022 commentary from the Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group. The ESR Group continues to forecast 0.0 percent real GDP growth on a full-year basis through 2022, but it revised downward its expectations for full-year 2023 growth by one-tenth of a percentage point to negative 0.5 percent. Core inflation remains considerably higher than the Federal Reserve’s stated target; as such, the ESR Group maintained its expectation that the Federal Open Market Committee will raise the federal funds rate by 75 basis points at its September meeting. The ESR Group’s baseline forecast anticipates the federal funds rate topping out at a range of 3.50 to 3.75 percent in early 2023, though it sees significant upside risk to the eventual terminal rate.

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Institutional Investors Lower Expectations on Real Estate Holdings, Survey Shows

Originally published on September 19, 2022, by Michael Tucker for the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Institutional investors are lowering their real estate return expectations, the Pension Real Estate Association reported.

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Appraisal Foundation Extends 2020-21 USPAP Through 2023

Originally published on August 11, 2022, for the Appraisal Foundation.

On August 11, 2022, The Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) announced that the current edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) would be extended by one additional year. The 2020-2021 USPAP will now be effective until December 31, 2023.

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AI Board of Directors Adopts 45-Day Notice Items During August Meeting

Originally published on August 10, 2022, by the Appraisal Institute. 

The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors voted to adopt two 45-Day Notice items during its Aug. 4-5 meeting in Las Vegas. The 45-Day Notice items address the removal of officers, directors, and committee members, and regional elections and voting. The Board also adopted the proposed Regional Election Policy as set forth in the Exposure Draft distributed to Designated Members, Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates on June 20.

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Foreign Buyers Once Again See US Housing Market as a Good Investment: NAR

Originally published on July 18, 2022, by Troy Green for the National Association of Realtors.

Foreign buyers purchased $59 billion worth of U.S. existing homes from April 2021 through March 2022, an 8.5% increase from the previous 12-month period and stopping a three-year skid in foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate, according to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS®. Foreign buyers purchased 98,600 properties, down 7.9% from the prior year and the fewest number of homes bought since 2009 when NAR began tracking this data. Overall in the U.S., existing-home sales totaled 6.12 million in 2021 – the highest annual level since 2006.

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Inflation Causing Global Drop in Property Values: Report

Originally published on June 13, 2022, by Zainab Fattah and Jack Sidders for Bloomberg.

The US and European real estate markets are experiencing a downwards shift in prices as buyers fall away, according to the global chief investment officer of Hines, one of the largest closely held real estate investors in the world.

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AI Board of Directors Adopts 45-Day Notice Items During May Meeting

Originally published on May 18, 2022, by the Appraisal Institute.

The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors voted to adopt four 45-Day Notice items during its May 12-13 meeting in Chicago. The 45-Day Notice items address Bylaws modernization, the Candidate for Designation program, alternate chapter representatives to regional committees and proposed amendments to the Appraisal Institute Code of Professional Ethics and Explanatory Comments to the Code of Professional Ethics.

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