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National Mortgage Professional Magazine

Appraisal Institute: Smaller Renovation Projects Fuel Bigger ROI
National Mortgage Professional Magazine
“The latest research shows that home improvements with a relatively low cost are most likely to generate a positive cost-to-value ratio,” said Appraisal Institute President Jim Amorin. “Spending big dollars on major renovations doesn't necessarily ...

Lower-cost Home Renovations Offer Best Value: Appraisal Institute
PR Newswire (press release)
CHICAGO, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appraisal Institute, the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today advocated that homeowners pursue smaller-scale renovation projects in order to maximize their ...

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The Messenger (subscription)

Pritchett named Appraisal Institute's Volunteer of Distinction
The Messenger (subscription)
"Herbert Pritchett has shown a great commitment to the Appraisal Institute," President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS said in a release. "We are proud to have volunteers like Herbert who have dedicated themselves to the advancement of our organization ...

National Mortgage Professional Magazine

Appraisal Institute Recognizes Two From DITIO
National Mortgage Professional Magazine
DITIO Inc. has announced the Appraisal Institute's awarding of the prestigious MAI Membership Designation to Mark V. Smeltzer. Mark was also presented with the Appraisal Institute's Residential Review Specialist Designation, which he had earned in 2016.

Appraiser Independence Critical to Veterans' Home Loans ...
PR Newswire (press release)
CHICAGO, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers today urged Congress to protect ...

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23 States Considering Valuation Legislation
JD Supra (press release)
The Appraisal Institute reported April 17 that 37 bills affecting the valuation profession are pending in 23 states. According to the Appraisal Institute, the proposed legislation includes: Arizona SB 1197 which makes various changes to the state's ...

Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)

Appraiser Independence Key to Veterans' Home Loans
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
The Appraisal Institute strongly advocates helping our nation's veterans achieve the American dream of homeownership, and on April 4 urged Congress to protect the independence of real estate appraisers in the federal program that provides housing loans ...

Columbia Business Times

May: Movers and Shakers
Columbia Business Times
Moran joined the firm in 2004 and is a member of the Appraisal Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. Reynolds joined the firm in 2006 and is a certified general appraiser. Newland joined the firm in 2009 and is also a member of the Appraisal Institute.

National Mortgage Professional Magazine

New Book Considers Appraisals on Manufactured Housing
National Mortgage Professional Magazine
“Mobile homes and RVs are unique housing types that are increasing in popularity,” wrote Appraisal Institute President Jim Amorin in the book's foreword. “Mobile homes have shed the stigma of low-cost housing, and some can rival site-built designs in ...

PR Newswire (press release)

BBG Appoints Brian T. Bryant As Director Of Charlotte, NC Office
PR Newswire (press release)
DALLAS, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BBG, a leading independent national commercial real-estate valuation, advisory and assessment firm, today ...

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