Here’s a clue where they aren't: Eight of the 10 cities with the lowest share of second homes are in the Midwest. At the very bottom is Elkhart, Indiana, where just under 6 percent of houses are non-primary residences. Read more
Affordable housing or lack thereof isn't an issue confined to Oregon. While the U.S. median household income has remained relatively flat since 2001, the median rent has shot up by more than 40 percent in the same time period, according to a new report from PolicyLink, a research organization that advocates for economic and racial equity. Read more
A Minneapolis-area mall invited people and their pets to walk indoors each weekend — but the event’s popularity was also its undoing. Read more
+ Register for young leadership event in Washington >
Registration is now open for IAAO's first-ever Emerging Leadership Summit, set for May 30-31 in Washington, D.C. Scholarships are available for the event. The summit will focus on helping attendees in becoming good leaders. The summit will explore emerging trends, leadership issues, professional development, property valuation and land administration for property tax development worldwide. Read more
+ Catch up on valuation issue, trends at IRS meeting >
The joint IAAO and Australian Property Institute's International Research Symposium, April 30-May 2 in Melbourne, Australia, will include programs on global innovations, mass appraisal systems, spatial valuation, reimaging global cities, appraisal and valuation technologies, smart cities, data analytics, a keynote address on trends in Australia, and an optional learning lab on improving valuations with open data. Read More
+ Keep up to date on Industry Events >
Wondering where the next industry event is or would like to publicize an upcoming event? IAAO has put together a new industry calendar on the IAAO website. The calendar will list local, state, regional, national and international events. To get your Industry Event posted, please email Jill Boland at boland@iaao.org. To view currently listed events, click here.
+ Legal Seminar Call for Papers is open >
IAAO 40th Annual Legal Seminar will Dec. 5-6 in Phoenix and the Legal Task Force is seeking qualified professionals to present on topics of interest to lawyers and assessors. Topics will be considered from the following categories:  unique valuation problems, effective representation, technology, public policy and ethics. Submission deadline for the 200-word abstract is March 31. Send submissions to Heather Steel (steel@iaao.org). Because of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements, speakers must submit a completed written paper by Oct. 1. Read More
+ Nominations accepted for Awards, Fellows program >
IAAO is accepting nominations through May 1 for its Awards Program and Fellows Program. The Awards Program boasts 17 categories recognizing individual and organizational achievements in several areas, including publications, technical expertise and service to IAAO. Award winners and Fellow selections are recognized at the IAAO Annual Conference. The Awards Program is a highly visible event and all IAAO members and affiliated organizations are encouraged to submit nominations. Fellow nominees are brought forth by the IAAO membership annually and submitted during the awards nominations period. Read more

+ It could soon be lights out for Wisconsin's 'Dark Store' property tax loophole >
Walmart, Target, and other big-box retailers around the U.S. are deploying “dark store theory” to slash property taxes. Now the state at the center of this fiscal threat may take action. Read more
Family Dollar will close 390 stores this year and make big changes to the stores it is keeping open as the discount chain seeks a turnaround. Family Dollar sells a variety of items for under $10 at rural and urban locations. Dollar Tree bought the company in 2015. But Family Dollar has struggled, and Dollar Tree is under heavy pressure from an activist investor to sell or revitalize the ailing line. Read more
Making the state's property tax cap permanent is one way to fight back against New York's anti-business reputation and keep adding fuel to the state's ongoing economic resurgence, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. He said it is especially important to make that cap permanent in light of federal tax legislation that imposed a $10,000 limit on federal deductions for state and local property taxes, commonly known as SALT deductions. Read more
New research shows that it's not rare for companies to lower their job promises after accepting tax incentives from the government. Read more
+ Casper, Wyoming >
Chief Deputy County Assessor for Natrona County  See More
+ Columbus, Georgia >
Commercial Property Manager for Columbus Consolidated Government  See More
+ Tallahassee, Florida >
Property Tax Oversight Director for Florida Department of Revenue  See More
+ Chicago, Illinois >
Senior Data Scientist (Residential) for Cook County Assessor's Office See More
+ Fairfax, Virginia >
Supervising Real Estate Appraiser for City of Fairfax  See More
+ Chicago, Illinois >
Attorney See More
+ Scarsdale, New York >
Assessor - Appointed for the Village of Scarsdale See More
+ Olathe, Kansas >
Commercial BOTA Specialist for Johnson County  See More
+ Rosenberg, Texas >
Chief Appraiser for the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District    See More
+ Portland, Maine >
Director of Regional Assessing for Cumberland County Government   See More
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