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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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  • Updated IRS Publications are Now Available Updated IRS Publications are Now Available Monday, April 13, 2020 in Education Please be advised that Publication 526 on Charitable Contributions was updated in March 2020 by the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service for use in preparing 2019 Tax Returns. For appraisers, it is largely the same information as included in the previous publication. View More
  • Tips for Appraisal Reports During COVID-19 Tips for Appraisal Reports During COVID-19 Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Education Because social distancing and stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic are making it difficult for appraisers to complete reports as normal, we have provided the below information to include in your report to acknowledge the situation. View More
  • The Uncertain Chinese Art Market The Uncertain Chinese Art Market Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in Education An essential part of every appraisal report is the inclusion of current art market information explaining the factors, both local and global, which can affect an appraiser's valuations. Today, uncertainty surrounds the Chinese art market because Mainland Chinese buyers who are its driving force have been affected by two major challenges: the political unrest and protests in Hong Kong and the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). View More
  • Perfection is Impossible: Understanding Competence Under USPAP Perfection is Impossible: Understanding Competence Under USPAP Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Education When I teach ISA members on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) in the 15 Hour and 7 Hour courses, I like to stress a key point of the Competency Rule: Perfection is impossible to attain, and competence does not require perfection. View More
  • Why ISA is on Instagram and Why You Should Be Too! Why ISA is on Instagram and Why You Should Be Too! Monday, February 17, 2020 in Education ISA joined the Instagram community in November 2019 and we are off to a great start! Through the account, we have been able to promote our brand, bring our members together and highlight continuing education opportunities and events. View More
  • Updated Report Checklist and Core Course Manual Updated Report Checklist and Core Course Manual Monday, February 3, 2020 in Education The Education team and I have updated the ISA Report Checklist and the Core Course Manual for 2020. This 2020 Checklist has a few updates to clarify what information is necessary for your reports to be written to the current ISA Appraisal Report Writing Standard. View More
  • A Challenge for the New Year A Challenge for the New Year Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Education A new year is a new opportunity with infinite possibilities. Are you ready? View More
  • Apply to Be an Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts Intern Apply to Be an Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts Intern Friday, January 10, 2020 in Education ISA is looking for an intern to assist with the upcoming Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts course in Alexandria, Virginia, June 22-28. CAPPs who are interested in teaching ISA courses are highly encouraged to apply for this opportunity. View More
  • Furniture Connoisseurship with the Decorative Arts Trust: Discussing Construction, Condition, and Quality to Demystify York Chairs Furniture Connoisseurship with the Decorative Arts Trust: Discussing Construction, Condition, and Quality to Demystify York Chairs Friday, October 18, 2019 in Education During the Decorative Arts Trust's recent fall symposium in the Berkshires, participants were treated to an informative object study on American furniture. This exercise is one of many examples of how the Trust's programs benefit our friends in the appraisal community. View More