California and Colorado voters reject moving more property tax burden to businesses >
In Tuesday’s election, voters in two states — California and Colorado — were tasked with deciding whether to amend their states’ constitution to change how the property tax burden is distributed. In many ways, the ballot measures were mirror images of each other, and the outcomes were similar. California Proposition 15 sought to shift more of the property tax burden onto commercial property taxpayers by excluding most commercial properties from the protections of Proposition 13, while Colorado Amendment B sought to prevent residential taxpayers from receiving additional disproportionate property tax relief under the “Gallagher Amendment” moving forward. Read more
"The One" is a mega mansion in Bel-Air, California, that is just about ready to go on the market for $500 million, reports Bloomberg. Not only will "The One" break history for its lofty price tag, but also for its size. "The One" is America's largest private residence. This 100,000 square-foot estate has a movie theater with 36 seats, a bowling alley, an auto gallery that can fit 30 cars, and ... a nightclub, according to The Robb Report. Not only that, but it boasts 20 bedrooms, 30 bathrooms, and five swimming pools. Read more
Feat-Right.pngNashville judge rules proposed property tax repeal will not go to voters >
A Nashville judge has ruled that a measure to repeal Nashville’s 34% property tax increase and institute other limits on the city’s spending will not go to voters in a December election. Read more
+ IAAO exploring COVID-19's impact on budgets >
IAAO is conducting a survey on the potential budget impact COVID 19 may have on jurisdictions’ 2021 budgets and how that could affect the use of IAAO services and events. The survey includes questions on potential budgetary impact on IAAO membership, courses, designations, and events. IAAO will use the information for planning purposes and in reviewing programs to better meet the needs of members. If you haven’t filled out the survey, take it at http://www.iaao.org/covidsurvey by Nov. 15.
+ Women's Initiative Task Force starting monthly informational calls >
The IAAO Women’s Initiative Task Force is setting up a series of Zoom presentations and for the first “Women’s Initiative Network (WIN): WIN’ing Conversations,” set for 1 p.m. Central, Tuesday, Nov. 17. The Task Force will discuss gratitude and why it’s so good for us. Living in a positive mind can have mental and physical benefits. The Task Force will explore those benefits, discuss how to start a Gratitude Journal and how to sustain your efforts to live a more positive, grateful life. The event is free, and all are welcome. Registration online
+ Task Force seeks input on changes to Glossary >
The Authoritative Text Task Force, established in May by the Board of Directors, is working on updates to the IAAO Glossary for Property Appraisal and Assessment and is seeking input from assessment professionals related to terms. In particular, the Task Force is looking for contributions on terms that may be contradictory to state laws, or practice; additional terms that should be incorporated into the Glossary, along with any recommended definitions for that term; or general thoughts and comments you would like the Task Force to consider. Comments should be directed to Tammy Brown (brown@iaao.org), IAAO Staff Liaison to the Authoritative Text Task Force.
+ IAAO election underway; voting deadline is Nov. 15 >
The election for the 2021 IAAO Board of Directors is underway and members in good standing can vote electronically until Nov. 15. On Nov. 1, Regular Members received an email from Intelliscan Inc. with a personalized voting link. Regular Members who did not receive this ballot should contact Intelliscan. Regular Members are voting for the 2021 President-Elect, Vice President, and an At-Large regular member in each of three regions. There is no Associate Member election this yearRead more
+ Bylaws amendment on this year's election ballot >
Also on the election ballot this year are proposed amendments by the IAAO Governance Committee to the IAAO Bylaws. The amendments were compiled by the Governance Committee during a review of the governing documents to ensure that the bylaws are clear, concise, and do not repeat or conflict with other governing document language. Read more
+ Registration open for Legal Seminar in Austin >
Registration continues for the Annual Legal Seminar in Austin, Dec. 3-4, at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, and more than 70 people are registered. The IAAO Meetings Department is working with the hotel to conduct the seminar safely. Topics for the seminar include recent developments in real property taxation, cost of equity relevance to valuation of a public utility, valuation of renewable energy facilities, the impact of Covid-19 on hotel and restaurant values, equal protection challenges in property tax cases, public officials dealing with sovereign citizens, and ethics for lawyersRead more
+ Webinar on Enhancing Accuracy of Valuations with Aerial Imagery >
IAAO is working with Vision Government Solutions to promote their December webinar, “Digital Future of Assessing: Enhancing the Accuracy of Valuations with Aerial Imagery.” Join the Vision Team as they go behind the scenes to learn how communities are using aerial imagery technology to enhance the accuracy of their valuations during the Coronavirus pandemic. The webinar is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Eastern, Wednesday, Dec. 2. Participants are Justin Kuzmich, Real Estate Director, City of Salem, Virginia; Laura Mondo, Regional Technical Manager, EagleView; Janet Courson, Senior Field Assessor, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; Phil Baranyai, GIS Manager, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; Joe Galbo, Chief Assessor, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; and Kathy Fitzsimmons, Deputy Chief Assessor, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Register here
The sale price of most real estate transactions will now have to be confidentially reported to the City and Borough of Juneau assessor’s office following an ordinance passed last week. Alaska is one of only a handful of states that do not require sales price disclosures. The city hopes the requirement would give the assessor’s office more information with which to conduct its annual assessment. Read more
The sales practices of national real estate firm Redfin exacerbate housing segregation in cities across the U.S., according to a federal lawsuit filed last week. The lawsuit, led by the nonprofit National Fair Housing Alliance, accuses the company of disproportionately offering its real estate services in predominantly white neighborhoods, “perpetuating the stark patterns of housing segregation that continue to plague our nation.” Read more
+ The shopping mall apocalypse continues as two large operators file for bankruptcy >
The ongoing shopper exodus from malls has landed another two companies in bankruptcy court protection. CBL Properties, a large Tennessee-based developer, and Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust have each filed for Chapter 11 protection. Mall owners have been slammed by a one-two punch as many tenants, notably Gap, have stopped paying rent or negotiated reductions as the pandemic forced them to shutter stores in the spring, and a number of large tenants, including J.C. Penney and Macy’s, have left some malls for good. Read more
+ Assessor claims New Jersey township officials schemed for improper property tax breaks >
The Tewskbury, New Jersey, Township’s tax assessor has filed a lawsuit against current and former township officials claiming they sought to classify properties as farmland to in an attempt to improperly receive tax breaks. Anna-Maria Obiedzinski alleges she was retaliated against after blowing the whistle on the scheme, according to her lawsuit filed Oct. 19 in state Superior Court. Read more
+ Salem, Oregon >
Senior Property Appraiser, Marion County See more
+ Montgomery County, Virginia >
County Assessor, Montgomery County Commissioner of Revenue Office See more
+ Stockton, California >
Transfer Technician Supervisor, San Joaquin County See more
+ Houston >
Senior Appraisal Specialist, Harris County Human Resources See more
+ Houston >
Real Estate Analyst-Appraisals, Harris County See more
+ Houston >
Supervisor, Appraiser, Harris County Appraisal District See more
+ San Diego, California >
Appraiser II, San Diego County See more
+ Martinez, California >
Auditor-Appraiser I, County of Contra Costa See more
+ Brenham, Texas >
Tax Appraiser/Residential-Rural, Brenham Independent School District See more
+ St. Paul, Minnesota >
Review Appraiser, Department of Veterans Affairs See more
+Hamilton, Ohio >
Residential or Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Butler County Auditor's Office See more
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