Chapter News

  1. URGENT: North Dakota Appraisal Waiver Request

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  2. Call for Nominations - James H. Pritchett Award



    The Appraisal Institute Education and Relief Foundation (AIERF) is seeking nominations from the AI's chapters and regions for the James H. Pritchett Award.

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  3. Craig Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS, Wins AI Lifetime Achievement Award

    North Star Chapter member Craig M. Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS, was one of two appraisers nationwide to be honored with the Appraisal Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday, July 31 during the AI Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. 

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  4. Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Kurt Ophus Scholarship

    Kurt Ophus Scholarship Application
    Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

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  5. Appraisers Play Distinct Roles in Arbitration

    For immediate release: July 12, 2018

    For more information:
    Brent Roberts
    O 312-335-4441; C 847-989-8670

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  6. Appraisal Institute Joins 29 Groups to Promote Real Estate Careers

    For Immediate Release: July 13, 2018

    For more information:
    Ken Chitester
    312-335-4290 (O/M)

    Appraisal Institute Joins 29 Groups to Promote Real Estate Careers

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  7. North Star Chapter Nominating Committee Report: 2019 Election Results

    Elections were held last month to vote for the 2019 North Star Chapter Officers, Directors, Regional Representatives, and Alternate Regional Members.  Designated Members, Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates had the opportunity to review and either approve or reject the slate of candidates as presented through an electronic ballot.  The slate was approved by a majority of those who voted.  We are excited to introduce our 2019 Chapter Leadership!


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  8. Important: MN Appraisal License Surcharge Update

    On June 20, the Minnesota Department of Commerce (MN DOC) announced an update to the Technology Surcharge paid on initial and renewal license applications.  Effective July 1, 2018 the surcharge will be increased to $30 "in order to cover ongoing transaction costs as well as future system updates and enhancements," according to the MN DOC.

    Following is additional background on the surchage, per the MN DOC: 

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  9. Membership Updates - Spring 2018

    Feb. 1, 2018 - Jun. 15, 2018

    New MAI Designated Members:

    • Sean P. Butts, MAI - Sean Butts Appraisal, Eden Prairie, MN (5/9/2018)
    • Timothy L. Klein, MAI - Diversified Real Estate Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (6/8/2018)

    New SRA Designated Members:

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  10. President's Letter - Spring 2018

    Creating Value    

    There is a new adage in real estate these days, particularly within the retail environment, that local is the new global.  

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