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True to form—a variety of software options dazzle appraisers

True to form—a variety of software options dazzle appraisers Mary Dum APPRAISERS WHO HAVE ENTERED THE FIELD in the last 25 years might think that appraisals have always been reported on forms, although that is far from true. At first, proprietary forms were used by lenders for their convenience, and a fee appraiser working for […]

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RoboForm saves appraisers time by auto-filling forms while providing identity theft measures

RoboForm saves appraisers time by auto-filling forms while providing identity theft measures R. Wayne Pugh ON A GIVEN DAY, HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU FIND YOURSELF ENTERING PASSWORDS OR OTHER REPETITIVE INFORMATION INTO WEB SITES? Probably quite a few, now that the Internet is a basic mode of appraisal research. As heavy users of computers, […]

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New directions, new challenges

New directions, new challenges Terry R. Dunkin As appraisers, we take seriously our abilities to observe trends and events, sometimes losing sight of the fact that often we find ourselves in the midst of them. Take “sustainability,” the overriding theme of this issue of Valuation. Whether or not you accept the premise that global warming […]

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Appraisal Institute Education Trust’s women and minority scholarships pave the way for diversity in the profession

Appraisal Institute Education Trust’s women and minority scholarships pave the way for diversity in the profession Adam Webster EACH YEAR, THE APPRAISAL INSTITUTE EDUCATION TRUST DISBURSES $20,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO OVER 20 MINORITIES AND WOMEN WHO ARE TAKING CLASS LOADS OR COURSEWORK TOWARD SPECIALIZING IN REAL ESTATE VALUATION OR A RELATED FIELD. The ALET dedicates […]