Disney wins back $1.2 million in property tax fight >
Walt Disney World has won a lawsuit against the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office. Disney sued the county office in 2016 over a dispute regarding the value of its Yacht and Beach Club Resort. Disney officials said the property was only valued at more than $188 million, but the OCPA valued the property at more than $336 million. A judge sided with Disney, meaning Orange County must refund the company $1.2 million in overpaid property taxes. Read more
Surge in cabin rentals in northern Minnesota sparks tax debate >
Thanks to the internet, renting out cabins has become so popular in northern Minnesota that some officials are now wondering: At what point does the simple family cabin morph into something more? And should it be taxed more heavily? In the state‚Äôs northeast, where the tourism rental frenzy is particularly acute, Cook County Assessor Todd Smith is embarking on an angst-filled effort to consider changing how such dwellings are classified to ensure that the tax burden is fairly distributed.  Read more
Court: Tax appeal attorneys not engaged in appraisal practice >
The circuit court of Cook County, Illinois, ruled recently that lawyers who referenced comparable property valuations and market values based on an income approach as part of tax appeal proceedings were simply engaged in the traditional practice of law and not in appraisal practiceRead more

+ IAAO offering Workshop 851 online in August >
IAAO will offer Workshop 851 online on August 8-9. The RES Case Study Review Workshop provides a topical review and case study for the valuation of residential property. It is designed to assist candidates in preparing to complete the residential case study examination towards either the RES or CAE designations. This workshop reviews key concepts and introduces candidates to the structure of the case study examination, ending with a practice exam. Read More
+ Valuation of Underperforming Regional Malls July Webinar topic >
Valuation of Underperforming Regional Malls, presented by Peter Korpacz, MAI, CRE, FRICS, will be offered as a webinar on July 18. The webinar will be a detailed treatise on the valuation of underperforming regional malls to include mall classification criteria, analysis of historical performance metrics, identification of, and analysis of comparable sales and consideration and ranking of approaches to value, valuation methods, and techniques. Useful data analysis formats will be presented for use in actual valuation assignments. Read More
+ July Fair + Equitable Now Available >
The July issue of Fair + Equitable is now available, with stories on the property tax and school funding; the Annual Conference Keynote speaker and special events; highlights from the recent Prep & Trial Seminar in North Carolina, updates on work by the Governance Committee, and background on General Warranty Deeds. Read the July issue 
+ Conference Early Bird Registration Ends July 20 >
The Annual Conference Early Bird Registration period ends July 20 The early bird registration fee for the conference is $645 for members and $845 for nonmembers until July 20th. Fees then increase to $770 and $970. After Sept. 8 the fee is $895 for members and $1,095 for nonmember. Hotel rooms at special conference rates are available at the Hilton Minneapolis and Millennium Minneapolis, however there are limited rooms at the Hilton for Wednesday, September 26.   Read More
+ Two Preconference Modeling Sessions Now Offered >
IAAO is offering introductory and advanced pre-conference workshops on mapping to take place on Sunday, September 23. Registration for each workshop is $125 for members and $220 for nonmembers. Participants must registered for the sessions by August 24 and the sessions require a minimum of 20 students and maximum of 50.  Read More
+ European Commission warns of major risks to Irish economy >
A housing shortage and big increases in property prices are posing a major risk to the Irish economy, the European Commission has warned. In its latest post-program surveillance report, seen by the Irish Times, the Commission says the introduction of rent pressure zones has been ineffective and contributed "little to containing price rises." Read more
+ Some Kansas county, city leaders form dark-store theory task force >
Local leaders in east-central Kansas are fighting back against big companies looking to reduce their property value using the dark-store theory. Riley County officials in Manhattan, Kansas, have put together a group of city and county representatives to create legislation to deal with the dark-store appraisal theory. Read more
+ Homeowners outside Houston could pay higher tax bill after Hurricane Harvey >
Many homeowners flooded by Hurricane Harvey are having to pay less in property taxes because the values of their houses dropped after the flood. But people in those municipal utility districts, or MUDs, could end up paying more. Read more
+ Nebraska governor: New online sales revenue should
go to property tax
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says if the state legislature takes advantage of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to let states collect sales tax from online purchases, that new revenue should go to property tax relief. Read more
+ Vancouver, BC >
Industry Manager, Assessment - Esri Canada  See More
+ Hampton, VA >
City Assessor for the City of Hampton  See More
+ Greenwich, CT >
Assistant Assessor for the Town of Greenwich  See More
+ Castle Rock, CO  >
Appeals Administrator for the Douglas County Assessor's Office  See More
+ Pensacola, FL  >
Commercial Evaluator for the Escambia County Property Appraiser   See More
+ York, PA >
Valuation Vice President - Real Estate Appraiser or Assessor for Weinstein Realty Consultants   See More
+ Coeur d Alene, ID>
Specialized Appraisal Manager for Kootenai County   See More
+ National >
 Appraiser Analyst for Spatialest   See More
 + Orlando, FL >
Commercial Real Estate Appraiser Analyst I, II & III for Orange County Property Appraiser  See More
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