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  • Amazing Tours at Assets 2023 Conference in Beautiful Houston Texas Amazing Tours at Assets 2023 Conference in Beautiful Houston Texas Wednesday, December 21, 2022 in Conference

    In Houston, you can find great cultural destinations and engaging arts events happening all over the city.  Join us on one of the three specialty tours scheduled on Friday, March 17th.  (Space is limited so submit your conference registration early!)

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  • Announcing ISA's 2022-2023 Board of Directors Announcing ISA's 2022-2023 Board of Directors Wednesday, September 7, 2022 in News

    Voting for ISA's 2022-2023 Board of Directors has ended and we would like to congratulate our recently elected members.

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  • Understanding Guardianships Understanding Guardianships Monday, August 29, 2022 in Education

    In the Netflix movie “I Care A Lot,” Rosamund Pike’s character, Marla Grayson, is an icy, ambitious, court-appointed legal guardian who fleeces her wards out of their homes, cash, and personal property with amazing efficiency. The story is fiction, but it shines a (dramatic) light on the predicament of individuals who become wards due to mental incapacity, inability to care for themselves, addiction, or disability.

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  • Extension of 2020-2021 USPAP Extension of 2020-2021 USPAP Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in News

    The Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Standards Board announced on August 11, 2022, that it was extending the current USPAP another year through the end of 2023. The next published edition will be effective January 1, 2024.

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  • 4 Tips for New Appraisers 4 Tips for New Appraisers Thursday, July 14, 2022 in Business Tips

    Taking the Core Course in Appraisal Studies can be overwhelming to new appraisers.  It is like learning an entirely new language or learning the correct language for concepts absorbed through prior business practices.  A significant amount of information is presented in a short amount of time, and sometimes it is difficult to take in all the nuances and apply them to your appraisal practice...

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  • 2022 Interior Design Trends Most Likely to Affect Value of Personal Property 2022 Interior Design Trends Most Likely to Affect Value of Personal Property Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Education

    I have been reviewing the general media, interior design professional publications, and other industry sources to spot the interior design trends for 2022 that are most likely to affect the value of personal property values. Changes in design preferences can help forecast fundamental shifts in market pricing that we as appraisers must recognize.

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  • Congratulating ISA’s 2022 Award Winners Congratulating ISA’s 2022 Award Winners Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in News

    This year, ISA honored its much-deserving 2022 award recipients at the Annual Business Meeting & Awards program on May 31. Please join in congratulating the individuals below for their significant contributions and service to ISA and its members.

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  • Ask an Instructor: Is It Permissible to Include Hyperlinks to Comparables in a Digital Appraisal Report? Ask an Instructor: Is It Permissible to Include Hyperlinks to Comparables in a Digital Appraisal Report? Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Ask an Instructor

    Question: When I am writing an appraisal report that is being sent digitally is it permissible to just include the hyperlinks to my comparables in the report? What are the best practices when sending a report digitally?

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  • The State of the Chinese Art Market:  Strong With Subtle Nuances The State of the Chinese Art Market: Strong With Subtle Nuances Monday, April 18, 2022 in News

    The Year of the Tiger is off to an auspicious start with the wildly successful auction results of Asia Week in New York City from March 16-25, 2022. Attendees were celebrating being back in person, buying enthusiastically, reflecting the overall current strong market for Chinese works of art, both ancient and contemporary.

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  • Starting or Moving Your Appraisal Business Starting or Moving Your Appraisal Business Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Business Tips

    For those of you who have “been around the block” and have no plans of moving, you may pick up some tips for tightening up your business practices or obtaining more work. For new appraisers, this article will hopefully get you off to a great start on your new adventure. This article will focus on selecting a name, registering your business, insurance, marketing tips, and business resources ISA provides its members.

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