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Upcoming IPTI Conferences

IPTI, in collaboration with our partners, is thrilled to announce three highly anticipated conferences scheduled for this year.  Click on the links below for more details.

IAAO/IPTI Mass Appraisal Valuation Symposium (MAVS 2024)
Date: June 26 & 27

RICS/IPTI 11th Annual Caribbean Valuation And Construction Conference
Date: Oct 2 & 3

Conference of Valuation Agencies (COVA 2024)
Date: Oct 29 & 30

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MA104 Mass Appraisal Valuation Series: Mass Appraisal Concepts: Determining Value Influences

June 18, 2024

Provides an understanding of the key steps for exploratory data analysis as part of the mass appraisal process. Topics include measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, graphical analysis, data errors & anomalies and outlier identification.

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Valuation of Excess Land and  Surplus Land

June 25, 2024

This webinar will identify and clarify the differences between excess and surplus land. The panelist will discuss the effect these differences have on calculating value using the income approach to value. The audience will gain an understanding of how to identify surplus or excess land and how to accurately estimate the value of each considering local zoning bylaws and the shape and placement of the structures on the land.
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I read a particularly pertinent article on property tax reform proposals in the USA that I thought I would share in this newsletter. The article is titled “The Practical Realities of Property Tax Reforms” and the author states: “It’s an election year, so nobody should be surprised to see eye-catching proposals for sweeping tax cuts in various jurisdictions. Some folks want to abolish the property tax altogether; others are pushing to eliminate their state’s income tax. Their proponents’ rationales are familiar and longstanding. Generally speaking, it’s progressives and liberals who think property taxes are regressive, whereas conservatives and libertarians despise income taxes - especially graduated levies - as soak-the-rich schemes that destroy incentives for production...

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