Welcome - Fall 2012

Dear Readers,
Welcome to the Fall 2012 Online Edition of Real Estate Valuation Magazine.

Real Estate Valuation Magazine started in 1986. Since then, we have published over 100 issues—75 printed editions through the Spring of 2003, and 25 online issues since then. For the past 15 years, my wife and longtime collaborator, Ruth Lambert, has been the editor of
REVMAG, assisted by our son, H Alex Harrison, who has been REV’s webmaster since we launched the site in 2003.
Henry Harrison, H Alex, and Ruth Lambert
With this issue, Ruth is retiring from a long and successful career at REV Magazine. In June 2013, Ruth is receiving her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College (also my alma mater for my Masters in Adult Education). Thereafter, Ruth plans to start her next career as an author and teacher. Many of you know Ruth, and I am sure you will join us in wishing her well in her new endeavors.

We will continue publishing and writing for the magazine as in the past. H Alex is stepping in as Editor, effective this issue, and will continue on as REV’s webmaster.

H Alex is our youngest child (of four) and only son. He earned his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. He has worked for
REV as webmaster since 2003, and I welcome his vision of REV as we launch a series of new initiatives in 2013 to embrace the digital age.

Many REV readers are former students of mine, which pleases me, as real estate appraisal education is now my primary occupation. I continue to write and update my books as needed, and we have expanded our online education in collaboration with Van Ed (
www.vaned.com) in Denver, CO.

My newest seminar, “
Basic Home Construction,” has just received AQB approval. It is suitable for both Appraisers and Realtors. It will be available shortly, for both classroom and online presentation. The course is based on my best-selling product knowledge book, HOUSES: The Illustrated Guide to Construction, Design and Systems, which has sold over 500,000 copies since its first publication in 1973. (HOUSES is currently being revised; an updated version will be published in 2013.)

What’s New: Starting with the next issue, REVMAG is launching a free national Appraisal Education Directory. This Directory will list available classroom and online appraisal courses and continuing education seminars on a state-by-state basis, by date. The Directory will be continuously updated based on information we receive from schools and appraisal chapters around the country. The Appraisal Education Directory is the first of its kind, offering a single centralized location for Real Estate Professionals in every state to find basic and continuing ed courses quickly and easily.

REVMAG is poised to grow! We look forward to hearing from you, our readers, about what you want us to focus on, what features you especially enjoy and appreciate, and what's working well for you. Enjoy this latest issue of the magazine! Be sure to sign up for our
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Well wishes and accolades can be sent directly to Ruth (
ruth2@revmag.com); any questions or suggestions should go to our new editor, H Alex Harrison (webmaster@revmag.com); and I always welcome personal messages and your appraisal questions as well. Please email me at: askhenryharrison@revmag.com

Just as our former Editor starts on her new path, REVMAG too is growing and changing every day.


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