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Valuation by Comparison: Residential Analysis and Logic.

Mar 21, 2019 - You’ll learn why clients need an appraisal, why you must have appropriate market data, and why it is imperative that you know your market. The book Valuation by Comparison, 2nd edition is included in the seminar registration cost.

2019 Conditions Seminar

March 27, 2019 - This event brings together the brightest minds in the real estate appraisal industry and sets the tone for the upcoming year.

Ignorance Isn't Bliss: Understanding an Investigation by a State Appraiser Regulatory Board or Agency

Apr 3, 2019 - This 4-hour seminar discusses who files complaints, due process for an appraiser, and the steps to take when you are named in a complaint.

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Golfonomics

June 25, 2019 - This seminar will discuss the history of golf, market analysis, management, property analysis, food and beverage, and other aspects of golf properties.

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Appraisal Institute and Freddie Mac to Teach Valuation of Manufactured Homes
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT

The Appraisal Institute and Freddie Mac today announced a partnership targeted to help real estate appraisers when valuing manufactured housing, meeting an important need for homebuyers, lenders, appraisers and homebuilders.

New Appraisal Institute Book Addresses Corridor Valuation
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Appraising energy and transportation corridors presents special challenges for real property valuation professionals, according to a new book published by the Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Institute of Canada and the International Right of Way Association.


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AI Professionals Asked to Comment on Big Box Guide Note
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 12:30:00 GMT

The Appraisal Institute’s Professional Standards and Guidance Committee is seeking comments from AI professionals on its proposed Guide Note related to methodology for valuing the fee simple estate, including “big box” retail properties. Comments are due April 15.

Housing Groups Ask the FHFA to Go Easy on GSE Reforms
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 12:30:00 GMT

Twenty-four housing industry organizations on March 6 sent a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency encouraging it to end conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in order to protect the safety and soundness of the market, but to proceed slowly and to prioritize affordable housing, Housin [...]


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Instructor Spotlight

Tom Hamilton, PhD, MAI, CCIM, CRE, FRICS

Tom Hamilton, PhD, MAI, CCIM, CRE, FRICS is the Fogelson Distinguished Chair at Roosevelt University's Chicago School of Real Estate and founder and president of Karvel-Hamilton Real Estate Analytics. For over 20 years Dr. Hamilton has taught graduate and undergraduate real estate valuation courses, and for 30 years he has conducted valuation and appraisal services for the telecommunication and public utility industries and for numerous local and state agencies in the valuation of real property. Dr. Hamilton holds a BS, MS and a PhD (Real Estate) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS (Finance) from the University of Wyoming...

Jeff Jacobson, MAI, SRA

Jeff Jacobson, MAI, SRA is Vice President at Jacobson and Associates, Real Estate Appraisals and Consulting, in Sycamore, Illinois. During his 25+ years in the valuation and consulting of real estate, Jeff has extensive experience as an appraiser, consultant, expert witness, and investor. Jacobson is an approved instructor for the Appraisal Institute and the State of Illinois and actively teaches qualifying education courses including the Supervisory Appraiser/ Trainee Appraiser Course, Income Capitalization, among others. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University in Business Management and Administration with a minor...

Joe Mags, Joseph Magdziarz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Joe Mags, Joseph Magdziarz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS has been an active instructor for AI for the past three decades. He was the 2011 National President and has served on the Education Committee in many capacities including Chair. Joseph is qualified to facilitate numerous courses and seminars.

Joe Wallace, MAI

Joe Wallace, MAI, is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner, at Praedium Valuation Group (PVG), which is headquartered in Chicago, IL. Mr. Wallace began PVG in 2001 and today the firm has a diverse service offering, which includes commercial valuations, residential valuations, litigation support and consulting services. PVG's clients include attorneys, developers, title companies, mortgage lenders and public agencies, as well as corporate and institutional owners and investors.

John Urubek, MAI, CCIM

John Urubek, MAI, CCIM has been an appraiser for 40+ years and heavily involved in the Appraisal Institute's educational system for more than three decades. He is now approved to teach all general level and all advanced level courses needed to become an MAI. On a national level, he has served on the Curriculum, Body of Knowledge, and Education committees. Presently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He is a recipient of the national President's Award and the President's Award for the Chicago Chapter. He was extremely honored when inducted into the Instructor's Hall of Fame for the Chicago Chapter...

Kerry M. Jorgensen, MAI

Kerry M. Jorgensen, MAI is an active real estate appraiser and owns a small firm in Utah. He has been an instructor for the Appraisal Institute for more than 30 years and has served that organization as a chapter president and on the national board of directors, as well as on numerous committees and project teams. He has authored courses and seminars and is a contributor to the current editions of The Appraisal of Real Estate and The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal. Among his awards and honors are the 2014 Armstrong-Kahn Award - For Outstanding Original Article in the Appraisal Journal, the 2015 Dr. William N. Kinnard, Jr...

Randall Neff, MAI, SRA

Randall Neff is a partner in Neff Valuation Group in Peoria, Illinois. Neff Valuation Group is a diverse practice that completes valuations of residential, multifamily, commercial and industrial properties for a variety of client types. Randall has been an appraiser since 1982, primarily involved in the valuation of commercial and industrial properties. He has been an instructor for approximately 20 years.

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Become a part of AI's comprehensive appraiser database that lists AI professionals from all over the world. It has become an indispensable resource to those seeking valuation services, as well as a source of business for appraisers themselves.

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Utilize the AI Career Center which serves as a resource for job seekers and employers alike, specializing in opportunities in the field of real estate appraisal.

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Annual Conference

Join your colleagues and AI thought leaders at this 3-day education conference and expo.

Leadership Development and Advisory Council (LDAC)

The Leadership Development & Advisory Council (LDAC) is a group of dedicated appraisers who come together once a year in Washington, D.C., to formulate solutions to problems and challenges faced by the appraisal profession.

Chapter Leadership Program

Don’t miss this valuable, information-packed event. A must attend event for: Incoming chapter presidents (attendance required), Chapter Executive Directors, other Chapter Officers, Executive Council Members and Committee Chairs.

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Find An Appraiser

Search the Appraisal Institute's comprehensive appraiser database that lists professionals from all over the world. It has become an indespensible resource to those seeking valuation services, as well as a source of business for appraisers themselves.

This Directory lists real estate appraisers who are Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, or Practicing Affiliates of the Appraisal Institute.

Designated members who hold the MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations have met rigorous requirements relating to education, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability.

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What Our Members Say

"The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute offers the best real estate appraisal education in the industry. The Chapter offers many gatherings, ranging from meetings, seminars, classes and social events which allowed me to meet and mingle with like minded professionals and expand my network"

-David Binz, SRA

"Being a designated member has opened many doors. I get inquiries from all around the country looking for work from MAI's. I have also made many friends and have enjoyed the classes and seminars. I think anyone involved in the real estate industry would benefit working with AI. The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is a comfortable facility with a friendly and knowledgeable staff."

-Bruce Darata, MAI

"CCAI has a proud history as being "the" innovative leader and influence in the Appraisal Institute. An aspiring appraiser cannot find a better environment or mentor network that encourage success. It offers outstanding opportunities in appraisal education and leadership. Many members have developed national fame for their specialties, published books and journal articles, seminars, and contributions to the profession. CCAI is truly a treasure. Nearing the end of my career, I personally realize the importance of CCAI in where I've been, what I've done, what I've learned."

-Richard C. Sorenson, MAI

"Whether just starting your career or already established, membership in The Appraisal Institute provides a wide variety of quality education options, consistently high ethical standards, and a variety opportunities to network with other appraisers, and related real estate and financial market participants."

-Karen T. Emerle, SRA

"Benefits of membership include up-to-date continuing education, opportunities to serve the appraisal professionals in the industry in various capacities, social interaction and access to a vast network of appraisal professionals. An MAI since 1984, and a member of the Chicago Chapter since1981, I strongly believe the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute could be an advantageous association for anybody who desires to be in the appraisal industry."

-Michael A. Wolin, MAI SRA

"The Appraisal Institute is the premier professional organization in the appraisal industry and the MAI designation is the most prestigious in the industry and widely recognized world-wide. The Chicago Chapter of The Appraisal Institute is an important appraisal industry organization that advocates for its members through educational services, legislative activities and social activities."

-John C. Satter, MAI

"Being a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has provided me with many wonderful networking opportunities with other appraisers from all over the country. Classes are offered at convenient locations both downtown and in the suburbs. The Chicago Chapter has provided me with an outstanding education through their vast offerings of qualifying education on my path to designation as well as continued education course offerings to help maintain my state licenses. I have made many great friends and colleagues at the Chicago Chapter, and am honored to be a part of this professional organization."

-Alexandra M. Meade, MAI, AI-GRS

"I joined the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute because of the excellent educational resources afforded members and the ability to speak with seasoned veterans of the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. It is truly difficult to find fellow appraisers that truly understand the business and have such a depth of insightful knowledge. The Chicago Chapter is the proverbial North Star of chapters, in my opinion, as the depth of appraisal knowledge in the Chicago chapter runs from rural to urban properties and from nationwide to worldwide properties. Every commercial and residential appraiser would benefit from joining the Chicago Chapter just to be well informed and to have the ability to call a knowledgeable fellow appraiser for those complex assignments or insight into running a fee shop."

-Mark T. Gasick, SRA, AI-RRS

"The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has been a great source of education to advance my career in the real estate appraisal industry. It also offers many opportunities for networking with my peers, as well as serving the organization."

-Cameron Rex, MAI

"The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has established itself as one of the leading providers of appraiser education and training in the country, and actually the world. With the expansion and establishment of the four different designations, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS, education and training is more important than ever in the advancements of our careers as appraisers. Become a member of the Chicago Chapter and give some of your time and energy to make it great. It really is going to give back to you as much as you give to the organization and more. Whether it be sponsorships, or donations of time, it will make a difference in your life and career as an appraiser."

-Mark S. Whitsitt, SRA

"Prior to joining the Chicago Chapter, the leadership was very helpful to me, when I approached them with questions. So, I joined the chapter. Since joining, leadership opportunities have been made available to me that were not available at other chapters. I have also participated as a member. The members have been very supportive of me and helpful in my journey. I have enjoyed my time with the chapter members and hope to continue to do so."

-L. Stacy Letton, MAI, SRA

"As the owner of a small appraisal firm, I often struggle to find new opportunities to meet leaders and experienced appraisers in our industry. Becoming a member of the appraisal institute and getting involved in the chapter, has given me access to a vast network of these professionals, and has been the single greatest decision I have made as a leader, appraiser and a business owner."

-Sam Louise, Standard Valuation Services

"The Chicago chapter of the appraisal institute is a wonderful resource for continuing education and appraisal networking. I look forward to the annual conditions of the market seminar every year."

-Susan Z. Ulman, MAI

"Joining the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute was a defining moment in my career and over time has converted my business into a professional firm. The appraisal industry is changing and building strong relationships with other professionals is essential to staying ahead. Nowhere else can you find better real estate valuation experts."

-Kenneth J. Mrozek, Jr., MAI, SRA

"The Chicago Chapter’s website is my go-to resource in finding appraisers for my firm. In addition to being able to post available positions, I also can take a look at appraisers who are seeking work. This is a great resource available to Appraisal Institute members and affiliates."

-Kent D. Steele, MAI

"Becoming a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute provided me an opportunity to network, as well as, employment opportunities. The majority of my employment opportunities were due to membership and access to the CCAI website. The benefits are surmountable when it comes to membership discounts on courses, educational offerings, employment postings, scholarship opportunities, etc. The Chicago Chapter of The Appraisal Institute is a professional powerhouse for real estate appraisers and other professional organizations of real estate services."

-Barbara Neal

"I have found the instructors at the Chicago Chapter and the fellow members are extremely willing to help others in this profession to succeed. Their help extends beyond the classroom into ones daily business practice. The Chicago Chapter of The Appraisal Institute has provided me with the tools to help me be better prepared for the challenges facing our profession. CCAI has been and continues to be made up of people who recognize a need and are willing to work to fill that need to improve the organization or a fellow member, often at great sacrifice to their own to their own needs."

-John G McMahon, SRA, AI-RRS

"The local chapter has the most comprehensive and frequent CE and QE offerings available to appraisers. The Staff at CCAI always WOW's the membership in customer service."

-Keith Wolf, SRA, AI-RRS

"The Chicago Chapter of The Appraisal Institute provides one of the largest networks of appraisers in the US. To be a part of the Chicago Chapter has not only benefitted person growth but professional growth as well. I believe any company would benefit with working with the CCAI. With an extensive membership and networking opportunities there is no limit to the cross impacts between business. The CCAI values its members and looks out for their best interests. To be as successful as it has been year over year is a testament to the strength its community."

-Kenneth Konrath, MAI

"I feel honored to be affiliated with what I considered to be some of the best appraisers in the country. The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute keeps me up to date with issues and I stay informed of the changes in the profession, some I even had to privilege of participating in their development. The Chicago Chapter gave me a good foundation for my career and has sustained me as I near retirement. But, one of the most important benefits are the relationships I developed with other members of the Chapter that have created lasting friendships."

-Sharon Bagby, SRA

"The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute provides high quality professional education, industry support, interesting social events and chances to become involved and meet with other appraisers. If you are looking to expand your appraisal knowledge and network with other appraisers, the chapter is by far the best option."

-Keith Solomon, MAI

Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. To learn more about the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s Scholarships visit this site. To make a donation or if you have any questions please contact LA Anderson at LA@ccai.org.

Appraisal Institute Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by the Appraisal Institute Education Trust (AIET). To learn more about the AIET, visit the Appraisal Institute Education Trust. Or visit the Charitable Entities section to make a donation. Please email educationtrust@appraisalinstitute.org if you have any questions.

Newly Designated Members

MAI Members

MAI Members

Robert D. Becker, MAI
Peter D. Helland, MAI
Mark Munizzo, MAI
Jacob Johnston, MAI
Nicholas T. McGinn, MAI
Donald A. Hall, MAI
Kari A. Kreiter, MAI
Anne F. Gompel, MAI
Paul Finch, MAI
Jorge Carlos Paredes Sanchez, MAI
Robert J. Anton, Jr, MAI
Rebecca Rae Franklin, MAI
Craig A Schumacher, MAI
Robert A Tafaro, MAI
Randall L Neff, MAI, SRA
Robert S Huth, MAI
Ibiyinka A. Aboyade-Cole, MAI
Brent Baldwin, MAI
Kyle James Bryant, MAI
William C. Cantrell, III, MAI
Shillah Enayat, MAI
Douglas B. Jirka, MAI
Erik J. Lekberg, MAI
Antonino Salvatore Mule, MAI
Theofanis Nicholas, MAI
James T. O'Leary, MAI
Nenad Trichkovski, MAI
Gary J. Wager, MAI
Adam K. Zimmerman, MAI
Douglas V. Duda, MAI
John K. Yelinek, MAI

SRA Members

SRA Members

Glenn D. Brandt, SRA
Jonathan Michie, SRA
Dennis F. Smith, SRA

AI-GRS Members

AI-GRS Members

Martin Casey, MAI, AI-GRS
Bradley R. Braemer, MAI, AI_GRS
Thomas P. Lowery, MAI, AI-GRS
John W. Von Santen MAI, AI-GRS
Donald A Hall, MAI, AI-GRS
Jill C. Linder, AI-GRS

AI-RRS Members

AI-RRS Members

John Y Paslawsky, SRA, AI-RRS
John G McMahon, SRA, AI-RRS

 

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Job Board

Posted Jobs

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:36:52 GMT

Certified General Real Estate Appraiser At Argianas & Associates, we provide real estate valuations and consulting services that are always prepared with integrity, honesty and attention to detail. We are always on the lookout for people who understand that something as simple as returning a phone call can sometimes make you a client’s hero for the day. Do values matter to you? We were founded on simple principles that we demonstrate day-in and day-out. We put people first. We keep our promises. We stand by our word. We deliver only high-caliber work. If this sounds like you, we want to meet you. To learn more about us before connecting please visit our website at www.argianas.com or send us an email at info@argianas.com.

Alex Argianas
info@argianas.com.


Are you a stellar Certified General Appraiser?

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:52:08 GMT

Do you enjoy solving valuation puzzles? Are you committed to continuous learning? Do you desire to be part of something bigger than yourself? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to deliver on you commitments? Do people know you as an appraisal professional who exceeds expectations? If this describes you, you may be a great fit for our talented team. We’re seeking one dynamic Certified General Appraiser to grow with PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy. Nearly 25 years ago, Michael Hobbs, MAI, SRA, LEED GA, CRP founded PahRoo on the ethos that real estate valuation and analysis are best provided by professionals who have extensive experience in real estate investment, ownership, management, development and/or financing. Today, PahRoo is one of the most referred real estate appraisal firms in Chicagoland. Our purpose it to solve complex real estate valuation puzzles so our customers can make confident decisions today that transform tomorrow. Our core values are: • Results, Not Excuses • Do Right Even When No One is Watching • Us Before Me • Grow Through Learning • Committed to Excellence Our BHAG (big, hairy, audacious, goal) is to transform 100,000 tomorrows within the next 10 years. Are you one of us? We’re eager to hear from you. Please respond to this post at humanresources@pahroo.com with your resume and include a paragraph or more describing how you live these core values. Special consideration will be given to those with property tax or expert witness experience.

Michael Hobbs
humanresources@pahroo.com


Are you a stellar Certified Residential Appraiser?

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:50:16 GMT

Do you enjoy solving valuation puzzles? Are you committed to continuous learning? Do you desire to be part of something bigger than yourself? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to deliver on you commitments? Do people know you as an appraisal professional who exceeds expectations? If this describes you, you may be a great fit for our talented team. We’re seeking one dynamic Certified Residential appraiser to grow with PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy. Nearly 25 years ago, Michael Hobbs, MAI, SRA, LEED GA, CRP founded PahRoo on the ethos that real estate valuation and analysis are best provided by professionals who have extensive experience in real estate investment, ownership, management, development and/or financing. Today, PahRoo is one of the most referred real estate appraisal firms in Chicagoland. Our purpose it to solve complex real estate valuation puzzles so our customers can make confident decisions today that transform tomorrow. Our core values are: • Results, Not Excuses • Do Right Even When No One is Watching • Us Before Me • Grow Through Learning • Committed to Excellence Our BHAG (big, hairy, audacious, goal) is to transform 100,000 tomorrows within the next 10 years. Are you one of us? We’re eager to hear from you. Please respond to this post at humanresources@pahroo.com with your resume and include a paragraph or more describing how you live these core values. Special consideration will be given to those with property tax or expert witness experience.

Michael Hobbs
humanresources@pahroo.com


Field Inspector

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 21:18:40 GMT

McHenry Township Assessor -Township of McHenry, IL $28,000 -$31,000 a year This is a physically active position that requires the ability to stand, walk, bend and maneuver different types of terrain as property information is gathered year round in different weather conditions. The majority of work is outside but inside work is required as well. Applicants should have basic math and computer skills, basic ability for taking photos, measuring structures, reading maps, locating properties and communicating with the public. Full benefit package included Driver's License required with clean record. Background in assessments, appraisals, real estate or construction is preferred but not required. Job Type: Full-time Salary: $28,000.00 to $31,000.00 /year Education: High school or equivalent (Required) License:• Driver's License (Required) Work authorization:• United States (Required) This job will require you to pass a background check: Yes! Send your resume to McHenry Township, 3703 North Richmond Road, Johnsburg, IL 60051, email assessor@mchenrytownship.com or call 815-385-0175.


assessor@mchenrytownship.com


Certified General Appraiser

Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:42:29 GMT

Founded in 2001, Praedium Valuation Group is a professionally-managed commercial and residential real estate valuation and consulting firm. Since the firm’s founding, Praedium Valuation Group has completed more than 70,000 appraisal and consulting assignments for its clients in the Chicago area. Praedium Valuation Group co-founders and owners, Joe Wallace, MAI, and Sara Chambers, SRA, met while attending the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Today, the two lead the firm’s talented team of 20 certified appraisers. We are currently looking to add a full or part-time certified general appraiser to our team. This position can be as an independent contractor or as a salaried employee. Our clients are best‐in‐class banks and government agencies. The majority of our work is within Cook County and all of our work is within the greater Chicago Metro Area. Candidates must be proficient in Word and Excel, have a certified general real estate license (or close to having one), and have a passion for real estate. Ideal candidates will also be experienced in Narrative 1 or similar report writing software. If interested please submit your resume to Joe @ info@pvgchicago.com.

Joe Wallace
info@pvgchicago.com


Appraisers Seeking Positions

Apprasier Trainee

Sat, 02 Feb 2019 18:06:04 GMT

Hi, I am a fairly new Associate Real Estate Trainee Appraiser. I am above all eager to venture on the journey of being an Appraiser. All that I am missing is someone to mentor under that will allow for me to gain the experience needed. I have my Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information System, I have a solid and diverse work background, I am detail oriented, and have a motivated personality. I am excited to put into action all that I have learned, and more than anything remain hopeful, that I will be mentoring under the very same person reading this. My email address is shevosha@yahoo.com, Tel; 773-706-7489. Resume is available upon request.

sheena hughes
shevosha@yahoo.com


MAI Designated Appraiser

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 19:21:16 GMT

MAI designated appraiser actively seeking a new career opportunity with a valuation and advisory firm located in the Chicagoland area. I have over 18 years experience in the appraisal of commercial real estate located nationally and internationally and currently hold Certified General Real Estate Appraiser licenses in Illinois and Indiana. Generally proficient with MS Word and Excel and am familiar with Argus. Willing to travel. Professional references available upon request. Best regards, Theo Theofanis Nicholas, MAI +1.312.965.6713

Theofanis Nicholas
theofanis.nicholas@gmail.com


Appraisal Reviewer, SRA, AI-RRS, CDEI, CIAO

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:56:52 GMT

I am a multi talented valuation professional. I am looking for either a Appraisal Review, or a Desktop Appraisal Position. I am certified in 12 States, particularly those that require certification in their State to review their State's Appraisal Reports. I have done Desktop Appraisal Reports both Hybrid and non-hybrid in WI and IL where I have MLS access. Also, I have prepared hundreds of Desktop Reviews for Wells Fargo, Mountain Seed, and Valunet. In addition, I have prepared Desktop Reviews for ProTek and others. I am also a certified assessor in both WI and IL. Finally, I own and run a Real Estate Appraisal School in WI. Check out https://EFPotterSchoolOfRealEstateAppraisal.online Thank you for your time and consideration. Ed Potter Ed@efpotter.org

Edward Potter
ed@efpotter.org


Appraisal - vendor

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:22:04 GMT

My name is Tom Just. I own an independent real estate brokerage in Evanston, IL by the name of Now Residential. I have a background in REO valuations and appraisal of distressed property. I have performed valuations for mortgage servicing companies in five counties, and in most regions of Chicago. I am very familiar with the majority of market areas in the Chicago area. I recently renewed my license, which technically is a trainee license. However I have also completed the core IDFPR education requirements pertaining to general appraiser certification, and have experience as a broker in valuing commercial properties. I currently serve as the Chair of the NSBAR Professional Standards Committee. I may be able to generate business independently, and am looking for a Certified General Appraiser - or a firm that offers appraisal services - that may be able to participate in the completion of appraisal assignments I bring in. Likewise, I an interested in accepting assignments as a vendor, and would be interested in forming a relationship with a firm that needs a reliable appraiser as well.

Tom Just
tjust@nowresidential.com


Appraisal Trainee

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:29:16 GMT

Hi My name is Dan Gorski. Recently I completed all the coursework needed to obtain my Appraiser Trainee License. [License 557.006368]. This training builds on my twenty -one years as a Real Estate professional versed in all aspects of real estate transactions including development and execution of contracts, deeds and leases. As a real estate broker, I am a highly effective communicator and team leader adept at building long-term relationships by establishing high levels of confidence and trust. Now I am looking to join an outstanding company. If you are looking for a hardworking and loyal individual, I am the right choice. Please contact me at dgorski58@gmail.com or 630.742.9655.

Dan Gorski
dgorski58@gmail.com


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+ICAP Joins 29 State Appraisal Organizations in Opposing an Increase in the Appraisal Threshold
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 5:00:00 GMT

The NPRM attempts to justify increased use of evaluations as a cheaper-faster means of ordering valuations. Such a justification disregards the Dodd-Frank Act's consumer protection mandates and puts at risk the very low-income and first-time buyers who most deserve the informational benefits and USPAP assurances that appraisals provide.  Moreover, the agencies' efforts to reduce the number of required appraisals is part of a misguided effort to deal with a claimed appraiser shortage by reducing appraisal demand. Such efforts could more appropriately be focused on agency outreach to the lender and appraiser communities to better understand potential concerns over cost and time for home valuations.

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+Professional Appraisal Organizations Oppose The Appraisal Threshold Increase
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 5:00:00 GMT

The American Society of Appraisers, Appraisal Institute, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers MBREA|, The Association for Valuation Professionals, American Guild of Appraisers, OPEIU, AFL-CIO, and RICS oppose an Increase in the Appraisal Threshold. The letter states that the proposal puts regulatory relief ahead of consumer protection or safety and soundness.

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+NAR Opposes an Increase In The Appraisal Threshold Without Consideration For Specific Real Estate Markets
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 5:00:00 GMT

NAR agrees that the current appraisal threshold should be evaluated but disagrees with the proposed broad increase to the appraisal threshold without consideration for specific real estate markets.  NAR proposes that the Agencies create a policy in which the appraisal threshold level is set at 50 percent of the Government Sponsored Entities (GSE) conforming loan limits for each county.

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+ICAP signed a letter requesting a public hearing
Mon, 24 Dec 2018 5:00:00 GMT

ICAP signed a letter requesting a public hearing regarding increase the threshold level at or below which appraisals would not be required for residential real estate-related transactions from $250,000 to $400,000.  The letter states the history surrounding the question of the residential appraisal threshold compels a public hearing to be held for the benefit of both regulators and impacted stakeholders.

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+The Appraisal Foundation strongly encourages not to increase the appraisal threshold
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 5:00:00 GMT

The Appraisal Foundation believes that increasing the appraisal threshold level would negatively affect safety and soundness in real estate lending practices. It would likely prompt many financial institutions to significantly reduce attention to collateral risk management. This position is supported by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report1 in January 2012, where no support was found to raise the current threshold amount.

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Classroom Rental

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When looking for stat-of-the-art conference facilities in a convenient downtown Chicago loation, look no further thatn the Chicago Education & Conference Center. Located along the Chicago River on Wacker Drive, we have combined the art and science of hosting a business meeting or conference ensuring every event is a success.

The Art
When you walk down the marble-lined hallway you will find two sophisticated conference rooms, each surrounded with beautifully carved wood panels, 18 foot high ceilings and a full 1,750 square feet of meeting space with seating for up to 68. You will also be surprised to learn that by simply removing the soundproof dividing wall the two rooms can be combined for 3,500 square feet and seating for up to 136 participants.

The Science
In addition to our elegance, you will find state-of-the-art technology. Unlike most conference centers which charge you outrageous fees for equipment, these two conference rooms come complete with wireless internet access, computer data projection, audio and video conferencing, white boards, tablet PC's and document projection at no extra cost. We even include our on-site technology staff, ensuring your conference will proceed flawlessly.

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