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SAVE THE DATE!
The 2014 Summer Conference
August 14 - 15

   

Are You A Member?
Have You Renewed Your Annual Membership?

If you are not a part of ACOW
join today!

The Appraisers' Coalition of Washington (ACOW) is a Washington non-profit corporation organized by the Washington chapters of all appraisal organizations that are member organizations of the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council.

Legislative Bills

TWO NEW BILLS THAT ACOW IS ON IN 2014

H-3202.1/14:
Allowing appraisers to place a lien on property for unpaid balances for services rendered.

H-3317.1/14
Creating an inactive certification, license, or registration status for real estate appraisers.

To see these Bills Click Here

WAC 308-125 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY

A public hearing will be held on upcoming rule changes. These changes will update education requirements for all appraiser classification levels, update the roles of supervisory appraisers and appraiser trainees, and implement housekeeping changes recommended by the Real Estate Appraiser Commission. There is a public hearing July 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. 

For details about the public hearing, proposed rule language, and how you can participate in the rulemaking process, Click Here

Washington State ESHB 3040 was signed by the governor on 3/23/10. This bill will require the licensing and provide for the regulation of AMCs in WA. To view final bill click here. To view signing photograph, click here.

Share your ideas

The Appraisers Coalition now has a blog.
Visit now, and let your comments be heard.
http://wa-acow.blogspot.com/

News

8/26/11 Openings on the Real Estate Appraiser Commission
Click here to view description.

Agenda for August 19 Real Estate Appraisers Commission Meeting
Click here to view agenda.

8/10/11 ACOW President Justin Slack letter to the editor. Appraising in a fallen housing market.
Click here to view the letter.

5/4/2011 ASB Issues 2011 Summary of Actions Related to Proposed USPAP Changes
Click here to view the 2011 Summary of Actions.

1/20/2011  Appraisal Complaint National Hotline
Click here to view the ASC Press Release regarding an appraisal complaint hotline as prescribed in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

12/14/2010  Voluntary Disciplinary Sanction Matrix
Click here to view a voluntary disciplinary sanction matrix.  This is voluntary guidance intended to assist state appraiser regulatory agencies in enforcement cases.

Proposed Changes to Appraiser Qualifications. Click here to view.

News Archives

Click here to view past news archives.

ACOW Meetings

The next ACOW meeting is TBD. Please keep an eye on the website. If you are a member you will be notified.

Meetings will be held at 6pm by phone via
Free Conference call.

Please Plan to Begin Promptly

NOTE: By phone via Free Conference Call:
(712) 432-0460, Entry Code is 872158#

SAVE THE DATE!
The 2014 Summer Conference will be at the La Quinta Inn in Tacoma, on August 14 - 15.  The REAC meeting will be held on the morning of Friday, August 15th.  The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) of the Appraisal Subcommittee, will make a presentation as to its bi-annual audit of the state's appraisal program.  Please reserve these dates on your calendars now!


Letter and response to REAC

Click here to view the letter written by Jim Irish on behalf of ACOW to the Washington State Real Estate Appraiser Commission about the problems of education and enforcement within our state.

Click here to view the response letter from Ralph Birkedahl, Appraiser Program Manager.

Summit Conference Highlights

Summer Conference 2013
ACOW's first conference in Tacoma,
To see details and schedule click here.

Summit XIV
To see details and schedule click here.

Summit XIII
To see details and schedule click here.

Summit XII
To see details and schedule click here.

Summit XI
Summit XI was a great success! Thank you for attending. To see the brochure click here.

Summit IX
Click here
to view slides of the Narrative Report Writing Seminar that Dean Potter and Cheri Farivar taught at the ACOW Summit IX.

 

 

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