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  • Ethics in Review Ethics in Review Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in News, Education

    Reviewing some basic ethics points is always a good idea. For instance, did you know that ISA recently updated its Ethics Code and Ethics Disciplinary Procedures? Do you know what type of behavior ISA regulates (and does not regulate)? What are some of the most common ethics complaints and missteps?  

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  • Ask an Instructor: Limitations on Charitable Contribution Appraisals and on Art Donations Ask an Instructor: Limitations on Charitable Contribution Appraisals and on Art Donations Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Ask an Instructor

    Question 1: I understand that the effective date for a non-cash charitable contribution appraisal is the date of donation and that an appraisal cannot be done any earlier than 60 days prior to donation, but is there a limit to when an appraisal can be done after the donation?

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  • Announcing ISA's 2020-2021 Board of Directors Announcing ISA's 2020-2021 Board of Directors Monday, September 21, 2020 in News

    Voting for ISA's 2020-2021 Board of Directors has ended and we would like to congratulate our recently elected members, Kim Kasten, ISA CAPP, Sue McGovern-Hoffman, ISA CAPP, and Larissa Wild, ISA CAPP.

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  • Announcing ISA's New Director of Marketing Announcing ISA's New Director of Marketing Thursday, September 17, 2020 in News

    On behalf of the ISA Board of Directors, I am delighted to announce that Bailey Sexton, ISA AM (member of ISA since 2013), has been appointed as the new ISA Director of Marketing, effective August 1, 2020.

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  • Coping with Bats Coping with Bats Friday, September 11, 2020 in News, Education

    Apart from the colorful depictions of coronavirus particles, with their round bodies studded with barbs, we lack any eye-catching symbols, much less positive designs which boost our spirits, to represent this endless, depressing, time. This is where bats come in.

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  • Ask an Instructor: Tailoring Appraisals to the Marketplace Ask an Instructor: Tailoring Appraisals to the Marketplace Friday, September 11, 2020 in Ask an Instructor

    ISA members are invited to send in their questions on all things appraising and education to ISA's instructors. One of ISA's instructors will share answers on the ISA Blog. Please send questions to directorofeducation@isa-appraisers.org.

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  • Ask an Instructor: The Difference Between Actual Cash Value and Marketable Cash Value Ask an Instructor: The Difference Between Actual Cash Value and Marketable Cash Value Thursday, August 20, 2020 in Ask an Instructor

    ISA members are invited to send in their questions on all things appraising and education to ISA's instructors. One of ISA's instructors will share answers on the ISA Blog. Please send questions to directorofeducation@isa-appraisers.org.

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  • Do Assignment Conditions Constitute a Limiting Condition? Do Assignment Conditions Constitute a Limiting Condition? Thursday, August 20, 2020 in Education

    The short answer is no. To better understand the question, let’s take a look at the 2020-2021 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) definition of assignment conditions. USPAP defines Assignment Conditions as, "Assumptions, extraordinary assumptions, hypothetical conditions, laws and regulations, jurisdictional exceptions, and other conditions that affect the scope of work."

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  • Introducing ISA Private Client Services' New Diminution of Value Webinar Series Introducing ISA Private Client Services' New Diminution of Value Webinar Series Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in Education

    Christine Guernsey, ISA CAPP, introduces the new Diminution of Value Webinar Series, presented by ISA Private Client Services. Filmed in four parts, it explores the various aspects of preparing for and completing Diminution of Value damage appraisals.

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  • Practical Applications For Value-In-Use And Value-In-Place Practical Applications For Value-In-Use And Value-In-Place Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Education

    When is it appropriate to use value-in-use or value-in-place? The terms can be confusing as they relate to internal relevant characteristics, or forces that effect value. Most appraisers will not have many occasions to consider value-in-use or value-in-place. However, having a good understanding of the terms and their respective uses will make it more likely that you will recognize the need for them if the opportunity arises.

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