A new analysis by Climate Central finds that as sea level rise shifts tidal lines along the nation’s coast, local governments face potentially steep drops in tax revenue as a sizable amount of once-taxable land is subject to flooding.
   “Coastal flooding caused by sea level rise is shifting the tide lines that many coastal states use to delineate boundaries between public and private property,” the study found. “Changes in property boundaries can have significant implications for both property owners and local property tax revenues — a primary source of funding for schools and services provided by local governments.” Read more
   Stanford University is seeking to reduce its tax burden on two faculty houses by claiming they are used for educational purposes. If successful, additional exemptions the university might seek could result in millions of dollars of lost revenue for local schools and governments, particularly the Palo Alto Unified School District, according to Santa Clara County administrators. Read more
  Black retail spaces across the country are worth an aggregated $171 billion less than they should be worth, simply because they are located in majority-Black neighborhoods, says a new report. What does that actually mean? Read more

National Assessor’s Day is Tuesday
   Tuesday, Sept. 27, is National Assessor’s Day and IAAO and the assessment community will highlight the work and value of assessors. In 2018, to increase public awareness and honor the efforts of assessors and appraisers, EagleView declared the last Tuesday of every September National Assessor’s Day.
   National Assessor’s Day helps assessors provide constituents with an opportunity to learn more about what assessors do. Assessors have a platform to explain how they value homes and businesses as well as how the technology assessors use allows all facets of a community to operate efficiently.
Conference session presentations up on Research Exchange; virtual attendees have until Sept. 30 to secure CE credits
   Presentations from the regular sessions at the IAAO Annual Conference in Boston are now available to conference attendees to download from the IAAO Research Exchange website. The presentations were available to view from the mobile app and have been transferred to Research Exchange.
   To access a session’s material, select a session and then click the Download button. Users must login and the website requires a separate login from the IAAO website. CE credits for on-site attendees have been posted in the member’s account on IAAO. CE credits for virtual attendees will be posted after the Sept. 30 deadline to complete watching virtual sessions.
September webinar: Leases of government-owned property
   The lease of government-owned property is assessable in California and will be the focus of an IAAO webinar, Possessory Interest: Yes, There is a Tax on That, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Learn about the laws and valuation methodologies used in Los Angeles County.
   The webinar will be presented by Allen Jolley, Supervising Appraiser, Los Angeles County Assessor's Office, and is eligible for one Continuing Education hour. Register here.
IAAO seeking volunteers for 2023
   IAAO is accepting applications from members to serve on committees and task forces in 2023. Those interested in volunteering should visit the IAAO Volunteer webpage and log in. The deadline to apply is Oct. 6. IAAO recently updated the volunteer application process to better match members’ interests with IAAO committees and task forces.
   Members can apply to multiple committees and also may apply for the 2023 Open Call to improve their chances to be selected to serve. IAAO usually receives more applications than there are volunteer opportunities, but encourages all interested members to apply. Current 2022 volunteers interested in continuing to serve in 2023 must re-apply. Volunteer here.
November virtual workshop: Dealing with conflict
   “Getting Along: Navigating Conflict in the Workplace,” is the focus of the IAAO Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) one-day virtual workshop on Nov. 1. Amy Gallo, a conflict, communication, and workplace dynamics expert, will lead the workshop.
   The workshop has been approved for six hours of continuing education credit.
   Gallo is an author, editor, and podcast co-host of Harvard Business Review’s “Women at Work.” She was also a speaker at the 2022 IAAO Annual Conference Women’s Initiative Network Luncheon in Boston.
   The November workshop will teach a deeper understanding of interpersonal dynamics, including gender and racial dynamics, while increasing awareness of personal communication styles.
   The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central and is $195 for members and $275 for nonmembers. More information and registration links are available online.
Early registration for Legal Seminar ends Sept. 30
   Registration is underway for the IAAO Annual Legal Seminar Dec. 1-2 in Austin, where attendees will hear from industry experts on legal topics of interest to members of the assessment and property tax industry.
  The seminar will take place at The Austin Omni Downtown Hotel, where attendees may reserve rooms by Nov. 1 for $211 per night, based on availability.
   IAAO will seek approval for continuing education credits for states if a request is received by Oct. 1. IAAO professional designees can earn recertification credit (13.5 hours) for attending the seminar.
   Attendees may register online or submit a paper form with payment. Early registration fees are $500 for IAAO members and $700 for nonmembers until Sept. 30. Rates increase to $600 for members and $840 for non-members until Nov. 18 and then onsite rates are $700 for members and $980 for non-members. Read more.
Hot topic: Storage containers
IAAO Connect members are talking about the valuations of storage containers that are retrofit into climate-controlled storage units for rent. Read more

   The average assessed value of a single-family house in the agglomeration is now $840,000, up from $600,000 three years ago. Assessments for property tax are up by 32.4 per cent on the island of Montreal. That’s a precipitous jump from the 2020-2022 tax roll, which showed a 13.7 per cent increase in values from the previous one. Three years before that, the increase was 5.9 per cent. Read more
   Home buyers open to embracing a new state will get a lot more house for their money, a new study shows. An analysis by The Ascent, which rates and reviews personal finance products, found that the average median home price in the first quarter of 2022 was $428,700.
   In the 10th least expensive state, Louisiana, the average price is less than half that, at $214,522. If mouth-watering culinary options and a fascinating history are not enough to draw you to the Pelican State, don’t worry, there are cheaper options. Read more
  Homeowners could see their property taxes fall as early as next year after a panel of lawmakers voted to sponsor a bill that’d make up to $50,000 of a home’s value non-taxable. It comes as inflation and a competitive real estate market have led to property taxes increases across the state. The taxes are becoming increasingly unaffordable for people on fixed incomes, like retirees and disabled people. Read more
  Home buyers continued to balk in the face of mortgage affordability obstacles this August, leaving less competition and more inventory of homes for sale in the market. The softer demand from buyers contributed to the largest monthly drop in home values, 0.3%, since 2011. Appreciation has receded since peaking in April, but typical home values are still up 14.1% from a year ago and 43.8% since August 2019, before the pandemic. Read more
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