2018 - Volume 62 - Book 2

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PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE MATTERS Real Property Appraisal Standard Rules: Stating, Describing and Analyzing Data By Grant S. Uba, AACI, P.App, Fellow Member, Investigating Sub-committee As a new member of the Investigating Sub-committee, Co-chair Kim Maber, AACI, P.App advised me of the most common Real...
LEGAL MATTERS Appraiser Duty of Care – Lessons Reinforced Royal Bank of Canada v. Westech Appraisal Services Ltd. By John Shevchuk, Barrister & Solicitor, C.Arb, AACI (Hon), R.I.(B.C.) The Supreme Court of British Columbia decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Westech Appraisal Services...
Improve your appraisal writing skills By John Peebles, AACI, P.App, (RPF Ret.). John currently practices real estate consulting and valuation as the principal of Land Ethic Consulting Ltd., Victoria, BC “Give us the tools and we will finish the job.”  (Winston Churchill,...
Canada’s National Housing Strategy By Debbie Stewart, Vice President of Affordable Housing, CMHC Housing is at the centre of a vigorous debate about the kinds of communities we want to have in this country. Daily headlines remind us of the affordability...
Accelerating innovation in commercial real estate By Colin Johnston, MBA, AACI, P.App, FRICS, President of Research, Valuation and Advisory at Altus Group Virtually every industry is currently working to create greater value through process efficiencies, better data and analytics, and new...
With the advent of new Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) regulations implemented in January 2018, the landscape of the federally regulated lending world has altered. A new minimum qualifying rate, also called a ‘stress test,’ is...
In September 2017, the Appraisal Institute (US) held a Property Rights Symposium to consider issues relating to the valuation of fee simple estates. On December 21, 2017, a document entitled Property Rights Symposium Discussion Paper (Discussion Paper) was prepared...

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An appraiser from Colorado talks about how increasing acceptance and legalization of marijuana are changing the real estate landscape ©2017 Reprinted with permission from the Appraisal Institute, Chicago, Illinois. All Rights Reserved. As Canada prepares for the legislation of marijuana, AIC...