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How Can Appraisers Help Taxpayers File Property Loss Deductions?

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Mar 20, 2014 12:55:27 PM

Natural disasters often cause damages to properties that qualify for deductions on federal income tax returns. When filing for property loss deductions, owners need the help of a qualified appraiser to substantiate and defend those losses. 

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Topics: The Appraisal Journal, Property Loss, Insurance

Article in The Appraisal Journal Says Accessory Dwelling Units May Have Higher Values when Using Income Approach

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Nov 20, 2012 8:37:00 AM

Residential properties with accessory dwelling units — such as in-law apartments or coach houses — may have higher value potential if the properties are valued for investment income using the income capitalization approach, according to an article published this week in The Appraisal Journal.

The Appraisal Journal is the quarterly technical and academic publication of the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers. The materials presented in the publication represent the opinions and views of the authors and not necessarily those of the Appraisal Institute.

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, The Appraisal Journal, Appraisers

Article in The Appraisal Journal Says Preparation is Key to Real Estate Valuation Testimony

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 28, 2012 8:44:00 AM

Preparation is key to successfully providing real estate valuation testimony in a courtroom, according to an article published this week in The Appraisal Journal.

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, The Appraisal Journal, litigation valuation

Article in The Appraisal Journal Says Power Line Impact on Sales Depends on Property

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Mar 20, 2012 9:20:00 AM

Transmission lines are more likely to have a negative impact on sales when a property has a residential use or small lot size, or when similar properties without transmission lines are available in the market, according to an article published in the current edition of The Appraisal Journal.

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, The Appraisal Journal

Article in The Appraisal Journal Says Market Knowledge Key to Preventing Delays

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Dec 22, 2011 9:30:00 AM

In today’s real estate market, a variety of issues can cause delays, which can result in appraisers being tasked with providing a credible, reliable opinion of value under challenging circumstances.

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute, opinion of value, The Appraisal Journal

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