September 2019 Newsletter 
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Chapter Meeting
October 2019 General Meeting & Breakfast 
October 1, 2019 /  8:30 a.m.
Capital Markets in Las Vegas 
Egg Works Summerlin
2025 Village Center Circle
Las Vegas, NV  89134 
2019 Nevada Chapter Education
Friday - September 20, 2019 
2019 Northern Nevada Real Estate Overview
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Las Vegas
Thursday - September 26, 2019 
IRS Valuation Symposium - Valuation of Donated Real Estate, Including Conservation Easements and Other IRS Valuation Assignments
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Las Vegas
Thursday - November 14, 2019 
2019 Las Vegas Market Symposium 
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2019 Las Vegas Market Symposium
President's Message
Alan D. Erickson, MAI, AI-GRS
Professional Colleagues:
I hope that you have enjoyed your summer!  There have been a number of regulatory changes over the past few months that will have a significant impact on our industry.  
In July the National Credit Union Association quadrupled its appraisal threshold from $250,000 to $1Million.  It has been estimated that this action will increase the percentage credit union loans not requiring and appraisal from 27% to 66%. Additionally, federal legislation signed into law last year links commercial appraisal threshold levels of the Small Business Administration's most popular loan programs to those established by the federal banking regulatory system.   The Appraisal Institute has expressed concern about a regulatory race to the bottom when current market conditions have need for heightened due diligence.
On August 20st Federal Banking Regulators approved the final rule to increase the residential appraisal threshold from $250,000 to $400,0000. A coalition of Appraisal Groups that included the Appraisal Institute submitted Comments to the OCC apposing this action.  Details of this story and the links to the comments document can be found under the news TAB on the appraisal Institute website.   
At the Annual Appraisal Institute's conference in Denver this year there were significant announcements related to the AI association management system (web interface) and the education structure that were unveiled. Be sure to read the message below titled "Important Announcement" regarding the initial updates.  More information about this software, affecting all AI professionals, will be forthcoming.
We have a number of course offerings this fall for those of you that need continuing education credit. For additional details on these educational offering please visit our chapter website at:   
  • September 20th - 2019 Northern Nevada Real Estate Overview in Reno
  • September 26th - IRS Valuation Symposium in Las Vegas
  • November 14th - 2019 Las Vegas Market Symposium in Las Vegas 
The annual chapter election was held at the June Luncheon meeting.  The incoming 2020 chapter officers are:   
Chapter President
Eric J. Anderson, MAI
Chapter Vice-President
Brenda Cazares
Chapter Secretary
Hazel M. Johnson, SRA, AI-RRS
Chapter Treasurer
Carolanne Doherty, MAI
George L. Wara, MAI
Thomas O. Boice, SRA
Thomas M. Walusek, MAI
Wendell M. Snow, SRA
Miles A. Young, SRA, AI-RRS
Northern Nevada Branch Chair
Karen M. Park, MAI
Immediate Past President
Alan D. Erickson, MAI, AI-GRS
Immediate Past Branch Chair
John S. Wright, MAI
Chapter Education Chair
Charles E. Jack, IV, MAI, AI-GRS
Region Representative
Glenn M. Anderson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
Finally, the next chapter meeting will be a breakfast meeting held at the Egg Works Summerlin restaurant on October 1 st.  Our speaker will be Robert Ybarra of CBRE Capital Markets. Robert will be presenting information on current conditions and trends in the commercial real estate financing market.    Hope to see you there!
Best Regards,
Alan D. Erickson, MAI, AI-GRS
2019 Northern Nevada Real Estate Overview
National Updates

Important Announcement
The Appraisal Institute is excited to announce that on October 1st we will launch changes to the "My Account" portion of the AI website which will enhance your online user experience.   
On September 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, significant service functionalities will not be available to you either via the AI website or through contacting AI staff. Among the functionalities which will not be available are:
  • Registration for most AI courses, seminars and other education events.
  • Purchases of textbooks, webinars and other items in the AI online store. 
  • Self-service features available in My Account. 
From September 26th through 30th, education certificate availability will also be limited.  
Access to AI's public website, , online learning features and access to education transcripts will remain available.
Important note, while online learning will be available, if you complete a program between September 26 and October 1, the program completion will not be recorded until after October 1. If you have a license renewal on September 30, it is highly recommended that you complete your program by end of day September 25.    
Plan ahead for this service disruption. As mentioned in the Q2 2019 Valuation magazine,  more information about this software, will be forthcoming.

Ris k Management Book Published by Appraisal Institute
Risk typically is part of appraisers' daily lives, and the Appraisal Institute has a new book that can help manage those situations.
"Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms," by Peter T. Christensen, Esq., with contributing author Claudia L. Gaglione, Esq., provides practitioners with suggestions for managing the risks associated with valuation assignments. The book also will help appraisers assess their liability and take steps to lessen their risk and protect their appraisal practices.  Order your copy today!
Appraisal Institute, RESNET Create Business Opportunities for Appraisers  
If you hadn't heard, the Appraisal Institute and the Residential Energy Services Network (commonly known as RESNET) have launched an appraisal portal that allows AI professionals to access data for properties with the Home Energy Rating System Index score.
With over 2 million HERS-rated homes in the U.S., business expansion opportunities exist for appraisers, and I encourage you to check out the portal.  

Learn more.  There's also a video that explains the HERS Index.
 *NEW* AI Benefit
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Visit AI Benefits to learn more and view additional benefits!
Online Education: Learn at your own pace anytime, anywhere. 
Top-notch Appraisal Institute courses and seminars come straight to your desktop with online education! Learn from any computer anywhere, whenever you have time. It's easy, convenient and a great way to get the education you want. Check out the current course listing now!
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