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...
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.
A new AIC member offers some encouragement and practical suggestions for networking and building new contacts in the appraisal profession.
There is an overall misunderstanding about how an appraiser arrives at a market value, sometimes leading to a misconception that "the appraiser killed the deal". This article will debunk these myths and provide additional insight and perspective from a designated appraiser’s point of view.
As the 2008 - 09 financial crisis so clearly demonstrated, real estate markets - when not appropriately regulated and managed - can contribute to the instability of a nation’s economy. One of the core elements of a healthy and balanced real estate market is a systemic approach and commitment to reliable property valuations.
An AIC Designated Member gives some insight into a career with municipal goverment In The City of Edmonton.