TweetDr. Vitaly Guzhva Discusses the Aircraft Valuation Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida DAYTONA BEACH, FL — Aircraft appraisal certification candidate students based in the United States as well as from many other countries have attended the consistently sold-out American Society of Appraisers (ASA)/ Embry-Riddle Aer […]
TweetThe American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is hosting the Mid-Atlantic Real Property Educational Conference at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on April 10-11, 2019. To register online go to: www.njasaifa.com. Conference Chair Robert Solotist, ASA, IFA, of R.A.S. Appraisal Associates in Parsippany, NJ, answered a few questions about the upcoming […]
TweetBusiness Referrals are Among the Many Values of ASA Accreditation BOCA RATON, FL: Duane W. Hutchison, ASA, GG (GIA), MGA, CIA, an independent jewelry appraiser/owner of D&H Jewelry Appraisals in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, FL, was recently hired for a major project by a high net worth client who found him through the Find […]
The 53rd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Conference was held on January 14-18, 2019 at the Orlando World Center Marriot Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Hosted by the University of Miami School of Law, the conference this year focused on providing practical guidance on today’s most important tax and non-tax planning issues, inclu […]
DAYTONA BEACH, FL — Based in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany, Frank Winkelmann, ASA, MBA, is a newly Accredited Senior Appraiser in MTS Aircraft. With more than 35 years of aviation experience (Appraisal, Audit, Engineering, Airline, Consulting and Training), Mr. Winkelmann recently chose to attend ASA’s Aircraft Valuation Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautic […]
Q&A with Sandra J. Tropper, FASA, Instructor of “PG204-Personal Property Valuation-The Legal and Regulatory Environment“ The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is hosting the course: “PG204-Personal Property Valuation-The Legal and Regulatory Environment” at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) in Boston on May 2-5, 2019. This course […]
Q&A with Susan Golashovsky, FASA, instructor of Upcoming Webinar: “Connoisseurs Have Information I Need (and What I Found Out By Asking)” The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is hosting an online webinar on Feb. 7, 2019, entitled: PP141-WEB – Connoisseurs Have Information I Need (and What I Found Out By Asking). The webinar provides a variety […] […]
Officials from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and officials from the Korea Association of Property Appraisers (KAPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. ASA officials present at the event were: Robert Morrison, International President; Lee Hackett, Interim Chief Executive Officer; Bonny Price, Chief Operating Offic […]
Q&A with Branko Deljanin, Gemologist & Instructor Advances in technology have led to the development of synthetically grown diamonds which are virtually indistinguishable from naturally grown diamonds—posing challenges to appraisers. The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is offering an online webinar/practical workshop on March 28, 2019 to help je […]
All Appraisers Aboard! Marine professionals–both commercial and yacht–and non-marine professionals interested in the marine appraisal profession may want to come aboard the legendary Queen Mary to attend the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Marine Survey course on March 21-23, 2019. Permanently docked in Long Beach, CA, the RMS Queen Mary is a retired Br […]
The Appraisal Institute announced March 25 that it attended several high-profile events throughout the month, which helped the organization enhance its role as the valuation profession’s thought leader.
The Appraisal Institute California Government Relations Committee announced March 24 a legislative campaign to amend the state’s appraisal license law to allow state-licensed appraisers to use valuation standards other than the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice when performing appraisals for any purpose other than for federally related tra […]
Delinquency rates for commercial mortgage-backed securities fell for the fourth consecutive month in February to 5.58 percent, analytics firm Trepp reported March 19. Experts said that the declining number of delinquencies and a healthy dose of new issuances indicate a strong year for CMBS.
Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase were the top commercial/multifamily lenders in 2014, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s report, Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Firms — Annual Origination Volumes, MBA NewsLink reported March 19. The report lists origination volumes in more than 140 categories and ranks 127 different commercial/multifami […]
Foreclosures decreased by 4 percent between January and February, marking the lowest level of foreclosures since August 2006, analytics firm RealtyTrac reported March 19. The report noted the decrease is a sign that the housing market is on track to return to historic norms.
Average fixed mortgage rates moved down during the past week, with the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate continuing to hover below 4 percent, Freddie Mac reported March 19 in its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
Mortgage lenders are optimistic about the housing market, saying they expect increased mortgage demand and larger profits over the next three months, Fannie Mae reported March 18 in its Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey. The survey also noted that credit tightening has gradually eased up over the last few months.
Some California farmers are finding that their water has greater value than their land, and so instead of planting crops they are selling their water rights — for as much as $700 per acre foot — to Southern California communities, CBS San Francisco reported March 17.
A bipartisan group of senators, including members of the Senate Banking committee, are fighting against the federal government’s use of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fees to cover federal spending, HousingWire reported March 17. The senators said the practice is a “back-door tax” on homeowners.
The Federal Reserve, citing its confidence in the U.S. economy, set the stage March 18 for its first rate hike since 2006 — at the same time it slightly downgraded its economic outlook, USA Today reported. The Fed said growth “had moderated somewhat” due to several factors, including a sluggish housing market.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may need another taxpayer bailout due to increased risks caused by shrinking reserves, according to a report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General, Reuters reported March 18. The government-sponsored enterprises received a $187 billion taxpayer bailout in 2008.
Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals
ICAP is one of the nation’s oldest and largest coalition of professional appraisers, established in 1994 to be a unified voice for Real Estate Appraisers in the State of Illinois.