The top 10 emerging trends that will shape real estate in 2019 >
It’s complicated. In the course of compiling its annual Emerging Trends report, the Urban Land Institute found that the only certainty in its outlook for 2019 was uncertainty. Expert analysis points to a more complex, multi-layered series of overlapping trends, with unpredictable results, as opposed to a few strong narratives. Read more
Apartment rentals now make up a larger share of new U.S. housing units than they have in decades >
Apartment rentals have been luring residents away from other kinds of housing since the housing crash — and that is not likely to change in the foreseeable future. Read more
Nova Scotia municipalities mull how pot crop will influence property tax >
Nova Scotia's municipalities are not fully prepared for the legalization of cannabis that went into effect Wednesday. They've been unsuccessful so far in their efforts to get a share of taxes to cover the cost of enforcement, and there's no agreement on how to square pot use with local smoking bylaws. Now, municipalities are thinking about how cannabis crops might impact property taxes. Read more
+ IAAO offers first online class of Course 331 >
IAAO is offering the first class of a new online course, 331 - Mass Appraisal Practices & Procedures, beginning in November. The course is designed to build on Course 300 – Fundamentals of Mass Appraisal and prepares students to take more advanced mass appraisal courses. The course teaches students how to use Excel and SPSS to analyze data and apply it. The course will be accessible Nov. 5 - Dec. 16 and is limited to 25 students. The fee is $499 for IAAO members and $725 for non-members. Read more
+ IAAO Election to take place Nov. 1-15 via email >
The IAAO election will take place Nov. 1-15 and members will vote via email. Candidates for the IAAO Executive Board are: President-Elect - Amy Rasmussen, RES, AAS; Vice President - Greg McHenry, AAS and Scott Winter, CAE, RES; Region 1 - Tanya Giddings and David Harper, AAS; Region 2 - Donna VanderVries, CAE, AAS, PPS; Region 3 - Tracy Drake, CAE, RES, AAS; and Associate Member - William A. Birkle, AAS. Also, on the ballot for Regular members will be votes on approving the proposed Bylaws and proposed Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation. Read more
+ 2019 Membership dues now payable >
IAAO 2019 membership dues are now available to pay online via the IAAO website, or members who are not on an agency bill may return the invoice emailed to them. To pay online go to the IAAO website, login, click on My Account and then select Renew My IAAO Membership. With just a couple of steps you can quickly complete the payment process. To pay by mail, please return invoice with payment in US $ funds and return to the IAAO Lockbox address on the invoice. Read more
+ Legal Semiar registration open >
Registration is open for the IAAO 39th Annual Legal Seminar in Chicago on Dec. 13-14, 2018, at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. This two-day seminar will cover recent developments in real property taxation, wind farm improvements and asset appraisal, challenges in the valuation of special purpose properties, litigation strategies for big box properties, and ethical conundrums for attorneys. Attendees may register online or submit a paper form with payment. Fees are $500 for IAAO members and $625 for nonmembers until Nov. 1. After that date, fees increase to $550 for members and $700 for nonmembers. Read more
+ Presentation deadline for AIC 2019 is Oct. 31 >
The deadline to submit applications to present at the 2019 Appraisal Institute of Canada Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland is Oct. 31, 2018. AIC is requesting interesting and engaging presentations that will be relevant to AIC members within residential, non-residential, fee and non-fee audiences and that align with the conference theme: Navigating the Future. The committee is accepting forward-thinking topics that will educate AIC Members on how to continue being the leaders of the appraisal industry. The submission form is available online and send it to conference@aicanada.ca.  Read more

+ Assessor, county board take dispute to Nebraska's tax commission >
A longstanding dispute between the Sarpy County (Nebraska) Board and the Sarpy County Assessor’s Office is headed to the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission. Sarpy County Assessor Dan Pittman filed an appeal with the commission concerning 51 valuation reductions granted by the Sarpy County Board acting in its role as the Sarpy County Board of Equalization. The board voted to grant reductions to owners of rural agricultural land who protested the “first acre” rule used by Pittman to assess their land values. Under that rule, Pittman assesses the “first acre” of their land, on which a house typically sits, at a higher rate than unimproved agricultural acres. Read more
+ N.J. leaders: Trump's IRS using 'biased' rules to block property tax breaks >
New Jersey's two senators are taking another stab at saving property tax breaks cut under a tax law signed by President Donald Trump. They are telling the Internal Revenue Service that the Trump administration's efforts to prevent New Jersey from setting up charitable funds to get around the federal cap on deducting state and local taxes would "administer the tax code in a partisan and biased manner." Read more
+ Measure to weaken property tax limits qualifies for California's 2020 ballot >
Coming in 2020: the future of Proposition 13, California's landmark law limiting property taxes. Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that an initiative to scale back the protections for commercial and industrial properties is eligible for the November 2020 ballot. The proponents, led by a coalition of civil rights groups and community organizations, could still decide before then not to move forward with the measure. Read more
+ Constitutional amendment in Louisiana centers on property tax assessments >
A constitutional amendment in Louisiana could affect every homeowner in the area. State Sen. J.P. Morrell is proposing the amendment and said it's designed as a buffer for homeowners to protect them from property tax increases. If passed, the amendment means that if a tax assessment increases more than 50 percent, the increase has to be phased in. Read more
+ McKinney, Texas  >
Commercial Staff Appraiser for the Collin Central Appraisal District  See More
+ TBD, Canada  >
Property Valuation Specialist - Municipal Property Assessment Corporation  See More
+ Sioux Falls, SD  >
Equalization Director for Minnehaha County  See More
+ Canmore, Alberta, Canada  >
Assessment Services Supervisor for the Town of Canmore   See More
+ Chicago, IL  >
Director of Commercial Valuations for the Cook County Assessor's Office  See More
+ Chicago, IL  >
Deputy Assessor of Valuations for the Cook County Assessor's Office  See More
+ Kissimmee, FL  >
Commercial Appraiser Osceola County Property Appraiser     See More
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