Daniel and Sandra Baldwin, who live in Atlanta but own beachfront property in Walton County, Florida, have an interesting lot in their life. They own not only a $3 million beach house and the beach behind it all the way to the mean high-water line, they also own the beach behind the home next door, which happens to belong to a company managed by actor Vince Vaughn. Read more
Call it boarding house 2.0. Startup PadSplit, based in Atlanta, has a novel approach to solving the affordable housing crisis: Shared homes, with private bedrooms for residents (or members, as they’re called), fixed utility costs and a business model that makes it profitable for property owners. Read more
The Texas House gave preliminary approval to a priority property tax reform package Tuesday, teeing it up for negotiations with the Senate and impelling the upper chamber to act on an omnibus school finance measure. Together, the education and tax overhaul bills have been the top policy issues of the 2019 legislative sessionRead more
+ Webinar: 'It's a Bird! It's a Plane!' No! It's a drone >
The May 29 webinar will be on Rise of the Machines: Drone Technologies.  Learn about drone technology and how they are being used for field data collection, imagery capture, and workflow improvement. This session will also cover the legal considerations that your jurisdiction would encounter when using UAS/drones. The webinar will be presented by Gregory Brown, CFA; Karl Sandell, J.D., CFE; and Abigail Roberts, J.D. Read more
+ Registration underway for Annual Conference >
The 85th Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration is set for Sept. 8-11, 2019, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Registration for the conference is open and the early bird registration deadline is July 19. More than 110 educational sessions are scheduled at the conference. The full session list is available on the website. Read more
+ Limited hotel rooms now available for IAAO Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. >
A limited number of hotel rooms are now available at the Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol hotel for Emerging Leadership Summit attendees. The room rate is $199 per night and can be reserved online. IAAO's first-ever Emerging Leadership Summit is set for May 30-31 in Washington, D.C., and scholarships are available. 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

+ Australian housing market 'through the worst,' but prices record worst annual fall since the global financial crisis >
Australian property values have recorded their biggest annual fall since the Global Financial Crisis, but analysts say the pace of decline is finally slowing. Real estate research firm CoreLogic’s latest data shows dwelling values fell by 0.5 percent to -7.2 percent in the year to April, but the rate of decline has eased since December values fell by 1.1 percent. Read more
+ Why a county eliminated degree requirements
for 82 types of jobs
Applicants for about 80 different types of local government jobs with Boulder County, Colorado will no longer have to meet higher education degree requirements that were previously in place. Human resources director, Julia Yager, says equity and inclusion is a priority for the county when it comes to hiring and its workforce. It’s that reason—not difficulties recruiting for hard to fill jobs—that motivated the policy change, which was announced late last month. Read more
+ New Jersey tax assessors banned from side jobs for tax appeals, judge says >
Wall Township's municipal tax assessor should not have worked as expert for a taxpayer challenging the property value developed by another municipal tax assessor, according to a court ruling. New Jersey Tax Court Judge Mala Sundar wrote in a court ruling that a prohibition, which was already in place at the county level, also applied to the state's tax court. Her ruling could cut off municipal assessors working certain side jobs as appraisal experts.Read more
One of the most frequently recurring themes of last week's business conference of California agricultural appraisers was the impact the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, known as SGMA, is having on land values. A packed audience of rural appraisers and other related professionals attended the three-day conference of the California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers in Sacramento, where they heard a detailed presentation on agricultural land values by appraisers Janie Gatzman and Tiffany Holmes. "Everything is all about SGMA these days," said Gatzman, who runs an appraisal business in Oakdale. Read more
+ Elk River, MN >
County Assessor, Sherburne County See More
+ Rochester, MN >
Commercial Appraisal Supervisor, Olmsted County  See More
+ Juneau, Alaska >
Appraiser III/Deputy Assessor, City & Borough of Juneau, Alaska See More
+ Fairfax, VA  >
Supervising Real Estate Appraiser, Fairfax County See More
+ Toronto, Canada >
Property Valuation Specialist, Centralized Properties, MPAC-Pickering See More
+ Savannah, GA >
Support Services GIS Supervisor, Chatham County Board of Assessors See More
+ Hillsboro, OR >
Property Appraiser I/II, Washington County See More
+ Kodiak, Alaska  >
Assessor, Kodiak Island Borough See More
+ Spatialest >
Regional Sales Manager for Spatialest See More
+ Littleton, CO >
Appraiser III - Commercial for Arapahoe County See More
+ Fairfax, VA >
Real Estate Appraiser II for Fairfax County See More
+ Wichita, KS >
County Appraiser for Sedgwick County See More
+ Philadelphia >
Chief Assessment Officer for the City of Philadelphia See More
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