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Save the Date for the 2015 Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting!

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 22, 2014 2:59:31 PM

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Topics: AI Connect 2015

Is That All for the Mall?

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 14, 2014 1:03:00 PM

While some news reports have indicated that America’s shopping malls are on the decline, recent studies show that the vacancy rate for regional malls has decreased.

Glimcher Realty reported same-center net operating income growth of 4.3 percent and re-leasing spreads of 17 percent and that retailers continue to line up for space in the company’s malls, despite media reports about the property type’s declining fortunes. According to the Cassidy Turley Retail forecast for 2014, vacancy rates at U.S. shopping malls stood at 4.2 percent at the end of the third quarter of 2013, which is the lowest vacancy rate since the onset of the Great Recession.

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Topics: market analysis, shopping malls

Appraisal Institute Honors 8 National Award Winners

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 6, 2014 10:40:00 PM

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Topics: AI Connect 2014

Live from AI Connect 2014: August 5

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 5, 2014 7:56:18 PM

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Topics: AI Connect 2014

Live from AI Connect 2014: August 4

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 4, 2014 9:33:33 PM

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Welcome to the 2014 Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting!

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 4, 2014 7:00:00 AM

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Topics: AI Connect 2014

3 Ways Appraisers Can Help Buyers of Vacation Homes

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 1, 2014 10:47:36 AM

Vacation-home sales accounted for 13 percent of all transactions in 2013 — their highest market share since 2006 — according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. As growth in the equity market continues to benefit households, consumers are gaining the confidence to invest in second homes for recreational use.

When considering the purchase of a vacation home, buyers should enlist the help of a qualified residential real estate appraiser to help them evaluate the property’s investment potential.

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Topics: Recreational Property

AI Premieres Latest Review Designation Education

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jul 25, 2014 11:16:00 AM

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Topics: 2014 President's Message

4 Questions to Ask During a Restaurant Valuation

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jul 18, 2014 10:02:58 AM

The National Restaurant Association expects sales for the United States’ 990,000 restaurants to top $683 billion in 2014, indicating a considerable need for appraisal experience in this specialty market.

Appraisers working in the restaurant sector should understand and correctly use accepted valuation methods and techniques to develop a credible opinion of value for a restaurant — such as income-based business valuation methods. But there are four questions every appraiser can ask at the outset of a restaurant valuation assignment.

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Topics: Restaurant Valuation Tips

Why Valuation Professionals Attend the Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jul 7, 2014 3:19:55 PM

 

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Topics: AI Connect

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