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Appraisal Institute Addresses Value of Designation

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 9, 2012 9:21:00 AM

Appraisal Institute Past President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, discusses the importance of designation in AI's latest YouTube video. 

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, MAI designation, SRA designation

Appraiser Selection is a Key Decision for Lenders

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Feb 10, 2012 8:39:00 AM

Given the number of bad loans on their books due to foreclosures, it’s hard to blame lenders if they are more cautious in the current economic environment. Appraisers, however, are performing the same thorough research and thoughtful analysis they always have in order to help lenders make wise lending decisions.

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, MAI designation, SRA designation, comparable sales, distressed sales

Appraisal Institute Shares Tips for Consumers

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Feb 7, 2012 1:46:00 PM

Buying or selling a home in today’s housing market can be challenging, but the Appraisal Institute has offered helpful tips to let consumers know how to protect themselves and how to avoid frustration during the process.

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, MAI designation, SRA designation

New Appraisal Institute Book Helps Estimate Value of Convenience Stores

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jan 24, 2012 10:25:00 AM

Convenience stores represent a complex and fascinating retail channel that has responded to the economic challenges of the last decade by embracing new ideas, according to a new book by the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.

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Topics: real estate appraisal, Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, MAI designation, SRA designation

Appraisal Institute Helps Appraisers Choose Comparable Sales in Declining Markets

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jan 19, 2012 8:40:00 AM

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers published guidance this week to help appraisers know when and how to use distressed sales, such as foreclosures, as comparable sales. Such knowledge is particularly crucial in the current market where distressed sales are common, creating complex valuation challenges.

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, MAI designation, SRA designation, comparable sales, distressed sales

Designated Appraisers Rise Above the Competition

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jan 17, 2012 1:40:00 PM

Real estate appraisers know how challenging it can be to differentiate themselves from the competition. But appraisers who have received the MAI and/or SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute have found the best way to achieve that goal. 

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, Candidate for Designation, MAI designation, SRA designation

Appraisal Institute Honors January Volunteers of Distinction

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jan 11, 2012 8:50:00 AM

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, MAI designation, SRA designation, Volunteer of Distinction, Volunteers of Distinction

Appraisal Institute’s 2012 President Shares Vision for Coming Year

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jan 3, 2012 10:41:00 AM

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, Candidate for Designation, MAI designation, SRA designation

Appraisal Institute Board Approves Candidate for Designation Program

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Dec 15, 2011 9:00:00 AM

Following extensive deliberation and careful consideration of member feedback, the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors voted Dec. 13 to approve the proposed Candidate for Designation program, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, Candidate for Designation, MAI designation, SRA designation

Appraisal Institute Honors December Volunteers of Distinction

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Dec 7, 2011 8:49:00 AM

The Appraisal Institute announced its “Volunteer of Distinction” honorees for December: Clifford Cryer, MAI, SRA, of Region II (Colorado Chapter); Carroll L. “Lew” Watson, SRA, of Region IX (Alabama Chapter); and Michael Slade, MAI, SRA, of Region X (South Florida Chapter).

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, MAI designation, SRA designation, Volunteer of Distinction, Volunteers of Distinction

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