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Free FHA CLASS

"The FHA Appraisal"
Denver, CO
February 23, 2012

This FREE one-day class discusses FHA appraisal requirements including Appraisal Protocol, & updates to FHA appraisal policy, and equips attendees with the knowledge to determine property eligibility. (The earlier class, on Feb. 16th, is full.)

This course provides a refresher for seasoned FHA appraisers, as well as provides valuable information to appraisers new to the FHA roster. Prior Registration by Feb. 20th is required, but the course is free of charge.

Click here: FHA Class

BREAKING NEWS

Check out the
FREE VIDEO of USPAP Changes
for 2012-2013


For many appraisers, a video presentation will be the least painful way to learn about the forthcoming USPAP regulations.

The Appraisal Foundation has announced the release of a free video on its website entitled "A Preview of Changes to the 2012-13 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)". It is ready now.

The video is just 23 minutes in length, and features an interview with the 2011 Chair and Vice Chair of the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB), J. Carl Schultz, Jr. and Barry Shea, respectively. A PowerPoint presentation is available for simultaneous viewing as well.

USPAP changes discussed in this video include:

1) Revisions to DEFINITIONS of “Client,” “Extraordinary Assumptions,” and “Hypothetical Condition,” as well as a new definition of “Exposure Time”;

2) Creation of a new RECORD KEEPING RULE and related edits to the Conduct Section of the ETHICS RULE;

3) Revisions to Advisory Opinion 21, USPAP Compliance; and,

4) Revisions to STANDARDS 7 & 8: PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL, DEVELOPMENT & REPORTING.

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Mock Administrative Hearing and an audio webinar on Fair Value Measures are also available online from the AF's eLibrary.The Appraisal Foundation has plans to expand its eLibrary later this year with a videotaped session on Green Buildings and their Valuation, coming in late 2011.

Click here now for the
USPAP VIDEO.

Any questions? Please Contact the AF directly:
Paula Douglas Seidel, Executive Administrator
paula@appraisalfoundation.org

Announcement

Landy Insurance Company Partners with Navigators Management Co., Inc., to Expand Professional Liability Coverage

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The Navigators Group, Inc. (NADAQ: NAVG) has announced that its principal underwriting subsidiary, Navigators Management Company, Inc., is continuing to expand its Professional Liability capabilities by partnering with the Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency to provide Errors & Omissions Insurance to Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Appraisers.These new programs are expected to be available on a nationwide basis, effective June 1, 2011.

“We’re very excited about the opportunity to work with Navigators,” states Betsy Magnuson, President of the Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency. “Their Professional Liability team has extensive expertise in this class of business and this will provide us with a fresh perspective and enable us to bring innovative solutions to the marketplace. We anticipate that combining the strengths of our two organizations will be a win-win for our clients and trading partners throughout the country.” The new Real Estate Agents and Brokers and Real Estate Appraisers Errors & Omissions Programs will offer expanded coverage options, as well as higher limit capacity.
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A New Way to Earn Approved C.E. Credit: Webinars from Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University has teamed up with two well known appraiser-educators to launch web conferencing, in a format that qualifies for state-approved C.E. credit. Richard Heyn, SRA, and Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, SRA, are respected appraisal educators with a long history of teaching C.E. As Webinar developers, they bring many years of strong classroom experience to this project. While conventional on-line education is convenient and eliminates travel costs, many students find that they miss interacting with the instructor and hearing the comments and questions of other attendees. Anyone who has taken a live course knows that the ongoing class discussions can be as important as the course content in making the class interesting, accessible and informative. When you consider your C.E. needs, it's time to explore Webinars -- the new virtual classroom! For more information about NMU's appraisal courses, click this link:
www.nmu.edu/webinars

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NEW SERVICE LAUNCHED FOR APPRAISERS: AppraiserAide

AppraiserAide is a state-of-the-art appraisal report data entry service, designed by and for appraisers. Get your first 3 reports FREE -- Learn all about it at:
http://appraiseraide.com

Let the magic of instant communications help you meet your appraisal deadlines with accurate, timely, professionally prepared reports. AppraiserAide's system is compatible with most of the major software vendor formats. With AppraiserAide, you fill in an online template you have customized to reflect the exact wording you use in many standard situations.You also supply specific information about each assignment.

The NEXT DAY, a finished appraisal report arrives in your inbox via email -- for you to reconcile, sign, and transmit to your client! Appraiser Aide clients report that they average over 2 hours time saved when doing a URAR. Check it out today!
http://appraiseraide.com