No orange barrels or earth moving trucks but movement all the same.
The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) is a nonprofit association.
Planning out your next survey of the local market? Here are eight helpful tips:
The perceived need was a formalized procedure for identifying the best available course of action after hearing all viewpoints.
The stunning photo above was taken on a day of very good air quality in the Mount Rainier area.
1) The Cautionary Approach: Regard any suggested improvements in efficiency with properly aggressive caution by identifying all possible pitfalls...
The definition of the word isthmus is: (noun) a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, connecting two larger land areas or a passage / tissue connecting two larger parts of the anatomy.
What to take out... what to leave in... what to simply repair to original functionality?
The word is out that a new development is slated for that hard corner on Main Street at the highway... it just sold for nearly double what it was assessed for! What happened?
My first real job was as a licensed broker at a real estate firm that sold both residential and commercial property.
It was a home before the highway became more heavily traveled and a couple of extra lanes were added.
In China, Germany, and Japan, automated parking structures have been engineered and constructed for a few years.
Many of us have seen more than one commercial real estate market cycle from boom to bust and back again, but many have not.
An Assessment Professional recently posed a question on this topic: When is lost income from non-rented apartment units a valid charge as an expense, and when is it not?
Unless you are driven by necessity to only consider price, why do you pick one hotel over others in the same market? Location is usually the first reason on the list.
The guy across the hearing table appears increasingly agitated about his assessed value.
The (daylight active) eagle famously has extraordinary eyesight, with four times the sharpness of humans.
Never at a loss for relating almost anything to income-based analysis for real property, I find a ready analogy in the renovation of an older car.
Recent history tells us that real property values almost never stand still.
The appeals process reminds us to focus on equity for the taxpayer.