TweetSINGAPORE – The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) was among the many organizations that participated in the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019 & International Business Valuation Conference in Singapore on October 7-9, 2019. Hosted this year by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC), under the Mi […]
Tweet NORWOOD, MA–The 2019 New England Appraisers Expo will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Norwood, MA. Hosted by the Association for Valuation Professionals (MBREA), the event is a conference and trade show. Expo guests may attend either a Commercial Programs or Residential Program session track. John […]
Tweet This past September I had the opportunity to travel to Japan and New Zealand to visit with some amazing ASA members and worked on partnerships that will strengthen ASA for the future. Below is a brief summary of my travels excerpted from my Twitter feed. Follow me on Twitter @johnniewhiteCEO or Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/johnnniewhiteceo for […]
Tweet By John Mathe, ASA AUCKLAND, NZ–The 11th annual International Conference on the Valuation of Plant, Machinery & Equipment (ICVPME) was held in Auckland, New Zealand on Sept. 9-11, 2019. Conference speakers represented major international and national valuation organizations and leading companies from across the world, including the Forum’s partners […]
Tweet CARLSBAD, CA–The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is hosting an Advanced Synthetic Diamond Seminar at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) World Headquarters in Carlsbad, CA on October 7-8, 2019. This two-day seminar builds on GIA’s more than 60 years of scientific research into natural, treated and laboratory-grown diamonds and 80 years of G […]
NEW YORK, NY–The 2019 ASA Personal Property Connoisseurship Conference – NY was held on August 25-28, 2019 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City. With a focus on The Fine and Applied Arts Professional in the 21st Century: How to Adapt, Function and Excel, the intensive three-day conference provided hard-to-obtain insights into […]
Tweet ASA Appraiser to Co-Chair Event with Jay Leno By Sharon Reed NEWPORT, RI — How would you judge the authenticity, originality, and indeed sheer beauty of a 1939 Alfa 6C Superleggera or perhaps a 1935 Bugatti Type 57, as well as many other rare, exotic and vintage cars to determine the “Best of the […]
Tweet The American Society of Appraisers recently held its 82nd annual International Appraisers Conference on August 25-27, 2019 in New York City, NY at the New York Marriott Marquis. In keeping the tradition of providing the highest-level of education for appraisal experts, this year’s IAC featured more than 40 sessions of the most comprehensive educational […]
The American Society of Appraisers recently held its 38th annual Advanced Business Valuation Conference on August 25-27, 2019 in New York City, NY at the New York Marriott Marquis. This conference presented the most comprehensive Business Valuation educational programming available, taught by the world’s top Business Valuation professionals. This two-day eve […]
Tweet SAN MARINO, CA–The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is offering its course “Insurance, Appraisers & the Law” on Thursday, Oct. 10 – Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA. ASA will subsequently offer “Appraising Fine Arts Overview,” also at The Huntington, on Saturday, Oct. […] […]
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.