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AI Seeks Proposals for 2015 Annual Meeting Educational Sessions

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Oct 31, 2014 11:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting, 2014 President's Message, AI Connect 2015

What is the Appraisal Institute Relief Foundation?

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Oct 24, 2014 9:37:00 AM

In the organization’s latest video, the Appraisal Institute invited Robin D. Czarnecki-Griffin, SRA, 2014 President of the Appraisal Institute Relief Foundation, to discuss AIRF, what it does and why it was formed.

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Tips for Appraising Gifted Real Estate

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Oct 9, 2014 2:12:30 PM

According to the annual report from Giving USA Foundation and the Indiana University Lilly Family School, charitable giving in the U.S. rose to an all-time record in 2013 to more than $335 billion.

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Topics: gifting real estate, appraisals for donated real estate

How Appraisers Can Help Consumers Buy a Manufactured Home

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Oct 2, 2014 9:42:09 AM

Manufactured housing is one of the fastest-growing housing markets in the U.S., and, according to the Manufactured Housing Institute, more than one in 10 single-family housing starts was a manufactured home in 2013.

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Topics: residential appraisal, appraisal, manufactured homes

AI Tells Bank Regulators To Address Evaluation, Competency Issues

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Sep 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: 2014 President's Message

5 Tips to Stay in Business

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Sep 4, 2014 1:30:00 PM

Anyone who has started a business knows that it takes planning, money, motivation and passion. While getting a company off the ground is both exciting and challenging, it also takes a great deal of effort to keep the doors open.

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Topics: appraisal career, managing an appraisal business

AI Board of Directors Adopts Standards of Valuation Practice

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 29, 2014 11:17:53 AM

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Topics: 2014 President's Message

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

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