Rents across U.S. rise above $2,000 a month for the first time ever
 A new report from Redfin shows that nationally listed rents for available apartments rose 15% from a year ago. And the median listed rent for an available apartment rose above $2,000 a month for the first time.
   Rents are up more than 30% in Austin, Seattle, and Cincinnati. In Los Angeles the median asking rent is $3,400. Even in formerly affordable cities such as Nashville, the average rent is now $2,140, up 32% from last year. Read more
  Cities in tourist hotspots in France are taking a stand against short-term holiday rentals – often known as the “Airbnb model” – as they say that they push prices up and result in a lack of available property for local residents.  
   The collective wants authorities to “class the whole of Brittany as a zone under housing tension, which would allow for a surtax on second homes.” Read more
 The display was part of the Innovative Housing Showcase, a festival on the National Mall highlighting new formats and frontiers for factories that make housing.
   Tourists were privy to open-house tours of manufactured homes along the Mall, some of which were assembled on the site overnight. The White House wants to make manufactured housing a much more conventional option for renters and buyers as part of a plan to tackle the housing crisis. Read more

WIN announces workplace expert Amy Gallo as workshop, luncheon speaker
    The IAAO Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) announced that this year’s WIN workshop will be led by conflict, communication, and workplace dynamics expert Amy Gallo. She is an author, editor, and podcast co-host of HBR’s Women at Work.Gallo2_2246515.PNG
   Amy has written both “The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict,” a how-to guidebook published in 2017, as well as her forthcoming book, “Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People)” which is due out in September.
   WIN’s one-day virtual workshop, Getting Along: Navigating Conflict in the Workplaces, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central on Nov. 1, will teach a deeper understanding of interpersonal dynamics, including gender and racial dynamics, while increasing awareness of personal communication styles. The workshop is $195 for members and $275 for nonmembers and workshop registration includes a copy of her new book. Additional information and registration is available online.
Conference Luncheon
   Amy will also be a speaker at the IAAO 2022 Annual Conference Women’s Luncheon in Boston on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
   You can register for the luncheon ($60) by selecting the option during the conference registration process, or by emailing Allyson Weber, weber@iaao.org, or Rachel Mense, mense@iaao.org.
Learn about the library in Words with Assessors
   For the second year, the Friends of the IAAO Paul V. Corusy Library Trust are inviting IAAO members to a game of Words with Assessors, with a chance to win gift cards. During the contest, which runs until August, words will be hidden on library webpages. Just find the words and enter them on the playing card.
   The first word (STANDARDS) is noted on the playing card clues, and the additional words will be posted on library pages starting on dates listed on the card. Participants will learn more about the library and the resources it has to offer. The drawings for gift cards for those members who find the most words and complete the playing card will take place at the 2022 IAAO Annual Conference.
   Completed cards can be brought to the conference or emailed to library@iaao.org by Aug. 15.
June IAAO webinar: Valuation of solar farms
  Property Tax Assessment of Solar Farms in Indiana will be the subject of an IAAO webinar in late June. The program, from noon-1:30 p.m. Central on Wednesday, June 29, will review how solar energy is a rapidly growing industry with a short history. This makes solar property valuation challenging. Solar development also presents challenging considerations for local government officials.
   With enough information and a goal of fair treatment of solar properties, appraisers and officials can be ready to face these challenges head on.
   The webinar will be presented by Bradley Berkemeier of the Nexus Group and is eligible for 1 CEU hour. Register here
IAAO Code of Ethics webinar available to view
Changes to the IAAO Code of Ethics and a new enforcement section were the topic of an IAAO webinar on June 15, presented by President Wade Patterson and Ethics Committee Chair Bruce Woodzell. In 2021, the Ethics Committee completed updates to several parts of the Code of Ethics and in 2022 completed the new enforcement section.  The webinar reviewed work by the committee, outside legal counsel, and IAAO, and the impact on members. A copy of the video is available to view online.
Register for the 2022 Annual Conference
  Conference registration and hotel reservations are now available for the 2022 IAAO Annual Conference, Aug. 28-31 in Boston.
   The IAAO Annual Conference is the premier platform to share successes, discover best practices, and learn the latest research in the field of property appraisal. Attendees can register online for the in-person and virtual component or download a paper registration form. Vision Government Solutions is the registration sponsor. Register here
   Also, the IAAO Local Host Task Force has tickets for a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox at historic Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 27 and is handling the annual golf tournament. To register for the IAAO golf tournament or to buy baseball tickets, go to the Massachusetts IAAO chapter website at ma-iaao.org.
   The Annual Conference will take place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. There is limited availability at the nearby Sheraton and the Marriott hotels, and IAAO staff is working to provide additional rooms. Please watch for an email announcement or check the website for more information.
  In-person attendees can earn up to 12.5 credit hours from the main conference and eight additional hours from pre-conference workshops. Virtual attendees will have 11.5 preselected credit hours available via the livestream. Read more
Emerging Leaders’ Summit registration deadline
is June 30
  Registration is open for the 2022 Emerging Leaders’ Summit, and this year’s theme is “Leading Multigenerations.”
   The Emerging Leaders’ Summit is designed for early- to mid-career managers who want to advance within the assessment profession and to grow as leaders. The program will be presented in three parts: two webinars (scheduled for July 28 and Aug. 10) and a third session, “Mind the Gap! How to Navigate Intergenerational Communication Gaps in the Workplace,” that will take place on Aug. 31 at the IAAO Annual Conference in Boston.
   The final session at conference will be recorded for those unable to attend.
   Fees for the Emerging Leaders’ Summit are $295 for IAAO members and $395 for non-members and registration is open through June 30. Thanks to Tyler Technologies and DataCloud Solutions, a Woolpert Company, for sponsoring for the event. Read more
Mass appraisal online symposium is June 22-23
   Registration is open for the online symposium on Mass Appraisal Valuation, presented by IAAO and the International Property Tax Institute. The virtual symposium, “Applications and Challenges,” will take place on June 22-23.
   Programming is focused on appraisal, valuation and assessment practitioners, valuation/assessment agency managers, municipal representatives, policymakers, technology professionals, academics, and educators interested in sharing experiences and knowledge relative to property tax policy and valuations, including innovations, theory, application, management, and practices.
   More information on the symposium and registration is available online. Read more
Election info submission deadline approaching
   Members interested in running for the IAAO Board of Directors should submit candidate materials by July 1. Check out the Elections page for more information and forms needed to submit. Regular members in good standing will be able to vote electronically from Nov. 1-15 for the board member and officer positions. Read more
Hot topic: Murabaha home loans
   IAAO Connect members are talking about Murabaha-financed purchases and how they affect value. Read more

   The need for affordable housing is evident as the price to buy a house reaches record highs. George Tita is a University of California-Irvine professor of criminology, law, and society, and directs UCI Livable Cities Lab.
   The lab conducted a study which looked at the impact affordable housing has on communities in Orange County, California. He said the study looked at data three years before and three years after affordable developments moved into neighborhoods. He said the findings of the study debunk the myth that affordable housing increases crime. In addition, he said they also added value to homes by about $16,000. Read more
Floating Miami mansion won t owe property tax
   Miami-Dade County has backed off its fight to collect property taxes on a famous Miami Beach houseboat. The property appraiser’s office agreed to drop its effort to declare the Arkup #1, a gleaming rectangle-shaped houseboat anchored off Miami Beach’s exclusive Star Island, a “floating structure.” That means the boat’s owner won’t have to shell out a tax bill of nearly $120,000. Read more
   The number of houses available to rent via letting has halved over the past four years, worrying new research from Propertymark reveals. Its latest market report says landlords are leaving the market in unusually high numbers and that between 2019 and 2022 some 94% of landlords who removed their homes from the market did so to sell the property.
   The US real estate market is set for a downturn after years of strong growth in property values as prospective buyers contend with the effects of inflation, according to an executive at a top real estate investment firm.
   Idaho lawmakers have hired a Utah company to appraise federal land in three counties to determine how much tax revenue the land would generate if it was privately owned and subject to property taxes. Read more
it easier to buy a house
   Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are implementing big reforms aimed at helping disadvantaged communities become homeowners and making sure homebuyers of color stay owners.
   The initiative from the two federally backed home mortgage companies announced this week is the most sweeping overhaul since the housing crash in 2008. Some of the big-ticket items include assistance with down payments, reserve funding for homeowners' emergencies and lower mortgage insurance premiums.
  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are also rolling out a new credit reporting system that factors rent payments into creditworthiness scores, one of the biggest systemic barriers experts say keep renters of color from being able to buy a house. Read more
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