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Les catastrophes naturelles et graves événements météorologiques présentent un risque important à de nombreux propriétaires canadiens. Ces dernières années, les inondations, tempêtes de verglas et feux de forêt ont causés de lourds dégâts à de grandes régions urbaines et...
There are at least two ways of inquiring into highest and best use. One is to study the concept in books and/or attend lectures and conferences. The other is to park yourself in front of a parcel of land and look deeply into what is happening on site and around.
It happened so fast, and it may take a while yet to fully sink in, but the world changed for Appraisers on January 1st 2015.  You could have easily missed it.  In fact, most did. A little background here might...
The appraisal industry in Canada continues to be competitive and it’s clear that traditional, tried and true marketing, is critical for survival. But the explosion of digital marketing tools provide new channels to communicate and build relationships in ways...
"TRAIN PEOPLE WELL ENOUGH SO THEY CAN LEAVE, TREAT THEM WELL ENOUGH SO THEY DON'T WANT TO." Terry Brooke calls upon his experience as a Candidate, conducting Professional Competency Interviews, reviewing appraisal reports and numerous Candidate meetings to suggest 5 tips to help retain Candidate Members past their Designation.
(This post is Part III to the previous article “Part I: Standardizing the Direct Comparison Approach” and Part II: What You Should Know About the Direct Comparison Approach and Were Afraid to Ask?)  Summary We have identified in Part...

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The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) continues to look for ways to advocate on behalf of its members and provide new opportunities to diversify their services. In June 2016 several new initiatives were announced by AIC as opportunities to provide new services to new markets.
(This post is Part II to the previous article “Standardizing the Direct Comparison Approach) The DCA is described as an approach. The dictionary describes an approach as “to come near or nearer to something, someone in space, time, quality and...
This article will be posted in three parts: Part 1: Rationale for standardizing the DCA in terms of the actual adjustment process. Part 2: Fundamentals of the DCA and the traditional format it follows. Part 3: Implementation of the only DCA method found that follows the traditional DCA format, and allows each appraiser to explore his or her data.
There is not a ‘one size fits all’ housing policy that the federal government can implement Proceed ahead with serious caution and much consultation.