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August 10, 2016 Part I: Standardizing the Direct Comparison Approach

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.

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July 28, 2016 There is not a ‘one size fits all’ housing policy that the federal government can implement

There is not a ‘one size fits all’ housing policy that the federal government can implement

Proceed ahead with serious caution and much consultation.

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May 11, 2016 Students and Candidates: 5 Ways to Connect with other Appraisers

A new AIC member offers some encouragement and practical suggestions for networking and building new contacts in the appraisal profession.

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May 3, 2016 Seven Myths and Realities of Residential Appraisals: Do You Know the Facts?

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.

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March 11, 2016 Business Succession – Timing Your Exit Strategy

This article offers the pros and cons of various exit strategies for those considering retirement.

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March 10, 2016 Property Valuation: Why is it important in today’s economy?

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.

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An appraiser’s role within the municipal government – valuing for the future

An AIC Designated Member gives some insight into a career with municipal goverment In The City of Edmonton.

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A Typical Day of an Appraiser on the Prairies

This article explores the life of an AIC Designated Appraiser and his work in the Canadian prairies.

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Adding to the Valuation Conversation

An invitation to read and contribute to the AIC blog.

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March 9, 2016 Sustainable Neighbourhood Development in the 21st Century

This article is the first of a series that will address the concept of value within the emerging multi-cultural economies of the 21st Century. The objective is to foster an on-line dialogue between AIC members that will lead to an enhanced understanding of the concept of value and provide a basis for discussion to which you, the reader, can respond with your comments, opinions and ideas.

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