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 •  November 20

The temperature is dropping and some areas of the U.S. already have seen snowfall, but it’s not too late for consumers to prepare their home for winter and potentially enhance their property’s value. One easy way to save money and maintain comfort in the property is to address drafts. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, $200 to $400 of...

Appraisal Institute

 •  November 10

By Frank J. Lucco, SRA When a relocation appraisal professional is asked to offer an opinion of anticipated sales price, the task can be daunting. Specialized training, education and experience typically are key ingredients when generating a credible opinion of value. Forecasting involves not only the usual consideration of trends, comparable sales...

Appraisal Institute

 •  November 1

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today advised homeowners to winterize their properties now for cold weather ahead to improve comfort, reduce costs and potentially increase value.“Fall is a great time for consumers to make improvements that likely will pay dividends in the winter and throughout the year,” said...

Appraisal Institute

 •  October 31

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today advised homeowners to winterize their properties now for cold weather ahead to improve comfort, reduce costs and potentially increase value.
“Fall is a great time for consumers to make improvements that likely will pay dividends in the winter and throughout the year,”...

Appraisal Institute

 •  September 11

It has been a destructive and costly hurricane season, following the historic impacts from Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma. This is the first time in the history of record keeping that two Category 4 or higher hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, have struck the U.S. mainland in the same year. "That is extraordinary by itself," Dr. Joel N. Myers,...

Appraisal Institute

 •  August 29

NEW YORK - Homeowners suffering flood damage from Harvey are more likely to be on the hook for losses than victims of prior storms — a potentially crushing blow to personal finances and neighborhoods along the Gulf Coast. Insurance experts say only a small fraction of homeowners in Harvey’s path of destruction have flood insurance. That means...

Appraisal Institute

 •  June 7

Pursuing Appraisal Institute designations can benefit valuation careers in many ways, say three AI professionals in a video released by the organization.
In the video Robert P. Caringella, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; Jean W. Moss, MAI; and Kenneth M. Konrath, MAI, discuss how being designated has expanded their career prospects:
Opening doors to new...

Appraisal Institute

 •  May 26

Receiving Appraisal Institute designations helped to enhance and elevate their careers, say three AI professionals in a video released by the organization.
Featured in the video are Reaves C. “Trip” Lukens, MAI, SRA; Jean W. Moss, MAI; and Allen W. Gardiner, SRA, discussing how receiving their AI designations benefitted their careers. These...

Appraisal Institute

 •  May 11

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today reminded homeowners that inexpensive landscaping improvements can add to home values and help increase salability.
As spring arrives and homeowners spiff up their landscaping, they will spend an average of $1,766 to $3,227 per landscaping...