Apartment dwellers believe renting is more affordable than owning >

Apartment rents are on the rise in most parts of the United States, but a large and growing segment of renters continues to believe leasing a residence is a more affordable option than buying. Read more
Were way past the crisis point: Property tax law endangering lives, Colorado fire chiefs say >
More than 50 fire districts across Colorado are requesting the same thing from their voters this fall: Give us a legal workaround to a property tax law that's set to slash our budgets again. Lives are at stake, they say. Read more
Britain to slash property tax on small retailers >
Britain's finance minister will propose slashing some property taxes when he reveals a budget next week designed to help half a million retailers compete with online rivals. Philip Hammond's budget will be watched closely for signs of how Britain is preparing for its March exit from the European Union. Read more
+ IAAO election underway via email >
The IAAO election will take place Nov. 1-15 and members will vote via an email link sent earlier today, Nov. 1. 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 IncorporationRead 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
+ IAAO notes passing of a Past President >
IAAO notes the passing of one its Past Presidents, Ernest (Ernie) Beren. He was IAAO President in 1992 and served on the Executive Board from 1986-88 and on the Executive Committee from 1989-1993. The funeral is today, Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Dorfman Funeral Home in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Charities identified are Heart to Heart Hospice and the Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network. Read more
+ Annual Conference proceedings now available >
Updated proceedings from the 2018 IAAO Annual Conference in Minneapolis are now available to attendees to download. Preliminary session materials were available through the mobile app, and IAAO updated the materials to include the versions presented at conference. The materials are available through the IAAO Research Exchange under Annual Conference. Select the session you are interested in to download the file. Read more
+ Legal Seminar early bird registration deadline is today! >
The early bird registration deadline is today for the IAAO 39th Annual Legal Seminar Dec. 13-14, 2018, in Chicago at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. Fees are $500 for IAAO members and $625 for nonmembers until Nov. 1. After Nov. 1, fees increase to $550 for members and $700 for nonmembers. 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. Read more

+ Verdict reached in controversial marijuana grow facility lawsuit >
A Denver Federal Court jury took only a few hours to decide against a Pueblo County couple who claimed a marijuana growing operation was ruining their lifestyle and property value. Michael and Phillis Windy Hill Reilly sued Parker Walton, the owner of Cannacraft. He opened a marijuana facility to sell commercially to dispensaries. The Reillys claimed, since marijuana is illegal under federal law, he was in violation of racketeering laws. They also claimed the smell and the noise from the sale of marijuana was illegal. Read more
+ U.K. begins effort to prevent properties from being bought with dirty money >
The UK government has teamed up with property industry experts targeting estate agents who fail to report suspicions of dirty money used to buy properties. Working with professional bodies, the government aims to help estate agents spot the signs of money laundering and reinforce their legal and moral obligations to report suspicious activity. Money laundering in the UK potentially runs to hundreds of billions of pounds per year, according to the National Crime Agency’s National Strategic Assessment 2018. Read more
+ Apartment construction begins to slow >
Apartment building developers may finally take a breather in their rush to build new units. There are still hundreds of thousands of new apartments already under construction, scheduled to open over the next year or so. But rising interest rates, rising construction costs, and already tough lending standards are making it more difficult for developers to keep building at the rate they have been. Read more
+ ‘No rest’ for Kaegi in sleepy Cook County, Illinois, assessor’s race >
The Cook County assessor’s race might seem like it’s already over. No TV ads. No debates. No fliers jamming mailboxes — the county’s Democrats made no mention of Frederick “Fritz” Kaegi on the party’ sample ballot of endorsed candidates that went out last week. And the Republican candidate is so far below the radar that he doesn’t even return reporters’ telephone calls or emails. Read more
+ McKinney, Texas  >
Commercial Staff Appraiser for the Collin Central Appraisal District  See More
+ Hudson, Massachusetts  >
Director of National Sales for Vision Government Solutions, Inc.  See More
+ Essex Junction, Vermont  >
Assessor for the Town of Essex  See More
+ Sioux Falls, South Dakota  >
Equalization Director for Minnehaha County  See More
+ Canmore, Alberta, Canada  >
Assessment Services Supervisor for the Town of Canmore   See More
+ Chicago, Illinois  >
Director of Commercial Valuations for the Cook County Assessor's Office  See More
+ Chicago, Illinois  >
Deputy Assessor of Valuations for the Cook County Assessor's Office  See More
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