The LandValue Solutions’ Blog

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IRS Lists County Affected by Drought

Weather patterns this year across the United States have been unorthodox and unpredictable, causing declines in production and profitability alike. As a result, the IRS has gathered a list of counties affected by drought this year. This list is especially important...

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Washington ASFMRA Chapter Meeting

Last week, LandValue Solutions attended the Washington ASFMRA meeting in Wenatchee, Washington, where over 30 members and guests were in attendance. Over the course of two days, members attended great presentations revolving around the tree fruit industry with...

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NCREIF Farm Appraisal Standards

On September 11th, The National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) released the NCREIF Agricultural Appraisal Guidelines. To read NCREIF’s press release about the reason for creating the NCREIF Agricultural Appraisal Guidelines and what they...

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USING THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS FOR VALUATION MODELING

Josh Panknin, Director of Real Estate Technology Initiatives in the Engineering school at Columbia University wrote an excellent thought-provoking article, The Property Valuation Reckoning is Imminent, How Technology is Highlighting Underwriting’s Shortcomings. In his...

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Cultivating a Career in the Appraisal Field

While the appraisal industry is vast and full of opportunities, it is often overlooked by college graduates due to lack of knowledge and understanding. Yet for many young people, appraising is the perfect career pathway- aligning their interests, strengths, and...

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ASFMRA Education Week

The American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers’ (ASFMRA) Education Week is an event unlike any other. From July 17-24 in La Vista, Nebraska 245 participants from 35 different states came together to participate in seminars, network with other industry...

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Farm Management: A Growing Field in a Changing Landscape

In the agriculture industry, farm managers play an important, yet often understated, role in the constantly changing landscape. As the intermediator between landowners and farmers, farm managers provide vital services for all parties involved, including but not...

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An Appraisal Versus an Evaluation

There is no mention of the term evaluation in [USPAP] Standard 1 or Standard 2.  USPAP does not mention evaluation, although Advisory Opinion 13 does.  From this, it’s safe to conclude USPAP does not address evaluations. Since USPAP contemplates neither the...

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BEING QUALIFIED TO VALUE TIMBERLAND

As a professional forester, I have managed timberland for large forest product companies over the past four decades. In that role, I purchased timberland on many occasions from small private timberland owners. Most times sellers hired a real estate agent with little...

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