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  • January 27, 2021 3:02 PM | David Stone

    Solar, Wind & More
    New Date – February 18, 2021
    Zoom class $64 – 4 hr Arizona CE Credit
    Class size is limited

    Presented by:

    David Stone, Certified General AZ Appraiser

     Solar and Wind Turbines, both used on single family homes.
    Course Topics Include:
    How to find comparable comps
    Make your Work File solar bulletproof
    Understanding different system’s value

    Not all owned solar can be given value
    Battery back-up Systems 

        Real-life research examples.  What credit do you give the system?  Number of panels, kw production, battery back-up, and where to find comps, all covered in this course. 
        Some homeowners think they own the system and and some were given a value!  Know where to find the ownership records. 
       Follow the link below to sign up for the only class in February.  Class hand-outs, peer conversation, and work file protection methods, all in 4 hours!  Zoom in at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm February 18th.  Class size is limited.  Sign up now!

  • January 24, 2021 2:13 PM | David Stone

    Solar, Wind & More

    New Date – February 18, 2021

    Zoom class $64 – 4 hr Arizona CE Credit

    Class size is limited

     Presented by:

     David Stone,  Certified General AZ Appraiser

    Solar and now Wind Turbines are both being used on single family homes.

    Topics include:

    How to find comparable solar comps

    Understanding different system’s value

    Not all owned solar can be given value

    Make your Work File solar bulletproof

    On-Grid & Off Grid Solar or wind

    Battery back-up, the biggest change

    How wind turbines fit into residential homes

          Learn what Utility Companies are thinking and why solar or wind will be an essential asset.  

        What credit do you give the system?  Number of panels, kW production, battery back-up, and where to find comps are all essential to determine value.  Real-life research examples will be covered.

        More homeowners are purchasing solar and battery backup.  Know where to get accurate information and make accurate adjustments.  Some homeowners were told they own the system and and some were given a value!  Know the truth.  You will know where to find the truth and ownership records. 

       Follow the link below to sign up for the only class in February.  Class hand-outs, peer conversation, and work file protection methods, all in  hours!  Zoom in at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm February 18th.  Class size is limited.

    https://www.americaneagleappraisal.net/services/education/

    Don’t Be Fooled, Arizona is Different!  CE credit is Arizona only

  • January 10, 2021 1:27 PM | David Stone

    Start the Year Smart!

    New Course - Solar, Wind & More – 2021

    January 21st or 26th

    Zoom class $64 – 4 hr CE Credit

    Class size is limited

    Presented by:

     David Stone, ASA; IFAS; DAR

    Solar and Wind turbine history, types of installations, new battery technology, on / off grid,

    and most important – Value and finding comps.

     

       More homeowners are purchasing solar and battery backup.  It’s ever more critical for appraisers to know where and how to get accurate information and make accurate adjustments.  Size, loans, actual ownership, and value are vital questions.  Some homeowners think they own the system but don’t.  Some owners might not know, but you will know where to find the information. 

       Learn what Utility Companies are thinking and why solar or wind will be an essential asset.  

        What credit do you give the system?  Number of panels, kW production, battery back-up, and where to find comps are all essential to determine value.  Real-life research examples will be covered.

       Follow the link below to sign up for one of the two 4-hour offerings.  Class hand-outs, peer conversation, and work file protection methods, all for $64!  Zoom in at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm January 21 or January 26.  Class size is limited.

    https://www.americaneagleappraisal.net/services/education/

    Don’t Be Fooled, Arizona is Different!  CE credit is Arizona only

  • January 07, 2021 5:21 PM | David Stone

    Start the Year Smart!

     

    Solar, Wind & More – 2021

    New Program – New Information

     

    Zoom class Options; $64 – 4 hr Arizona CE Credit

     

    Presented by:

     David Stone, ASA; IFAS; DAR; Certified General AZ Appraiser

     Arizona Residential Solar Expert

     

    A few topics are:

     

     Solar - History of solar for residential; difference in panels; on or off grid; battery back-up; finding comps; and how to prove value!  Bullet proof your work file.

    Wind Turbines – What’s new for residential use, how they work, why consider installing them, and cost!

    Extra – Where do you fine ownership and loan information, Some homeowners are told they own the system, some don’t; what utility companies are planning;

    And – Alternatives to solar or wind, DIY solar and wind installation, How they work (DC to AC), Buy or lease comparison, Federal, State, and local incentives, tax advantages, and more.

    Solar, Wind, and More is the 4-hr CE credit answer to these and more questions pressing on the appraiser.  Follow the link below to sign up for one of the two 4-hour offerings.  Class hand-outs, peer conversation, and work file protection methods, all for $64!  Zoom in at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm January 21 or January 26.  Class size is limited.

    https://www.americaneagleappraisal.net/services/education/

    Don’t Be Fooled, Arizona is Different!  CE credit is Arizona only

  • January 03, 2021 2:29 PM | David Stone

    American Eagle Appraisal - Education Division

    Start the Year Smart!

     Solar, Wind & More – 2021

    New Program – New Information - Zoom class Options

    $64 – 4 hr CE Credit - Class size is limited

     Presented by:

     David Stone, ASA; IFAS; DAR

    Certified General AZ Appraiser,  Arizona Residential Solar Expert

       More homeowners are purchasing solar and battery backup.  It’s ever more critical for appraisers to know where and how to get accurate information and make precise adjustments.  Size, loans, actual ownership, and value are vital questions.  Some homeowners think they own the system but don’t.  Some owners might not know, but you will know where to find the information. 

       Wind Turbines for residential use are gaining momentum.  We’ll cover what’s new on this front and on-grid, off-grid, and battery backup.  Battery design is changing too.  Learn what Utility Companies are thinking and why solar or wind will be an essential asset.  

        What credit do you give the system?  Number of panels, kW production, battery backup, and where to find comps are all essential to determine value.  Real-life research examples will be covered.

       Solar, Wind, and More is the 4-hr CE credit answer to these and more questions pressing on the appraiser.  History, future, and solar alternatives are additional topics.

       Follow the link below to sign up for one of the two 4-hour offerings.  Class hand-outs, peer conversation, and work file protection methods, all for $64!  Zoom in at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm January 21 or January 26.  Class size is limited.

    https://www.americaneagleappraisal.net/services/education/

    Don’t Be Fooled, Arizona is Different!  CE credit is Arizona only

    Part of the fee is to be donated to CoAA

  • December 30, 2020 5:00 PM | David Stone

    Solar strikes again.  I just completed a sale that has a 5.25Kw owned solar system.  Only one sale in the subdivision, but only has a 9.2 Kw owned solar system.  Remember the saying, “size matters!”  Comps were found and value supported.  Watch for my 4 hr Solar, Wind and More program coming in January, 2021 via Zoom. 

  • December 08, 2017 7:54 PM | Anonymous


    Greetings to all Appraisers,

    As we share the cheer and joy of the Holiday Season, we at CoAA look warmly back on 2017 and its membership. Over the past year, we have been steadfast in our collective efforts to improve the atmosphere, across all landscapes, within our Profession. As in past years, we have made strides to initiate Legislative Action regarding protections for Appraisers against frivolous lawsuits and sought to clarify language of the Regulatory authority, amidst opposition. We are preparing to continue this pursuit with earnest in 2018, in conjunction with our internal and external Lobbyist, Legal Counsel, other AZ groups and State Representative from the Appraisal Institute. CoAA has been aligned with National and State organizations and Similar coalitions to successfully elevate the voice of our membership on a National level. It is by the “boots on the ground” effort that positive changes are being made. It is not by any small feat, that progress and change evolve from a big voice.

    In 2017, CoAA monthly meetings were attended in impressive numbers, by Active appraisers with 1 year to 50 years of experience, Lenders, Realtors, AMCs and those considering entering the Profession.  The meetings and gatherings were created to cover a host of topics of interest to our membership. Together, we broke bread at various venues across the Valley highlighting topics such as “Covering Your Appraisal” in which our membership offered the group a view into working knowledge and examples of how Quality reports, should be developed. We also took the time to review, dissect and understand the latest versions of industry contracts and purchase agreements. During the summer we heard from State and Federal employees regarding issues surrounding Superfund Sites and how our reports could be impacted. In our ever-evolving industry; we took time to share methods for increasing efficiencies and report credibility. The benefit from these meetings, as expressed by the membership,was invaluable.

    The Government Relations Committee for the 2018 calendar is currently taking shape to, once again, bringing our voice to the Legislative table. We are confident that collectively our objectivity and persistence will prevail. CoAA’s Education Committee is devising its curriculum(s) for multiple CE offerings. CoAA's commitment and advocacy to the new generation of appraisers is moving to the forefront in 2018, with the assembly of our proposed guidance and review committee. In the end, committee involvement is at the heart of CoAA, with our Volunteers playing a significant role as we work together to fulfill our mission and goals.

    When appraisers like you and I think of the CoAA, you get the understanding that it’s more than just another association, it’s a cause.  CoAA is an organization that, thanks to your support, continues to strengthen the community of appraisers consisting of your peers in AZ and across the country.

    We hope that if you’re not a member, you consider becoming a member https://www.azcoaa.us/join-us.

    Be a part of what’s great about this profession and join your voice with fellow Arizona Appraisers.

    Seasons Greetings, Blessings and Gratitude,


    Joseph Weidinger

    2017-2018 President


  • February 17, 2016 6:12 PM | Anonymous
    I hope 2016 has been profitable for all of you. There have been many changes including making sure your fee is appropriate now that lenders are dealing with TRID. You may have noticed the NAIFA and CoAA are holding joint meetings. Mark the first Wednesday, of each month, to join us for information and networking. Since there is no information coming from the DFI-Real Estate Appraisal Division via a newsletter, it is imperative that you come to meetings to get that information. 2016 appraisal statute changes are found in HB2560. Go to www.AZleg.gov to follow its progress through the legislative system. There are several USPAP update classes being offered in February. Sign up for one so you will be in compliance. Watch for the meeting notice for March as we will have a real estate attorney as our speaker.

    Ann Susko
    President




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