ASA NJ Calendar

Chapter 73, serving the bustling Northern New Jersey corridor, is one of the most active in the nation! Our calendar of educational, recreational, and social events has the latest news about seminars, meetings, lectures, speeches, parties, and functions.

Fall 2009: Personal Property Seminars

Save the DateThe American Society of Appraisers in cooperation with the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI will offer two daylong seminars in the school's continuing education Appraisal Studies in Art + Antiques certificate program. Shirley Sue Swaab, ASA of ASA's Philadelphia Chapter will be the instructor for both seminars.

  • Thursday, September 10, 2009: Ivory and Its Look-A-Likes
  • Friday, September 11, 2009: Identifying Ceramics: Hard Paste Porcelain, Soft Paste Porcelain, Creamware, Pearlware, Stoneware and Faience

Ms. Swaab, who is celebrated for teaching by using examples, will employ over 100 pieces of ivory and ceramics during the two daylong seminars. For more information, call 215-635-2260.

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March: Real Property Seminar

The Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers Real Property Seminarand the New Jersey North Chapter of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers will jointly sponsor a two-hour Real Property Seminar on The Home Valuation Code of Conduct and Fannie Mae Form 1004 MC. The seminar will be held on Monday, March 23, 2009 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. View Map Robert J. Luciani, ASA, IFA, a real property appraiser practicing in Philadelphia, will conduct the seminar, which will be followed by a Chapter Dinner Meeting.

The housing bubble and subsequent melt-down has led to two new requirements for appraisals submitted to the federal mortgage agencies.

  • The new Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), effective May 1, 2009, applies whenever the primary lender plans to sell the loan to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. It's designed to prevent conflicts of interest.
  • Beginning April 1, 2009, appraisal reports submitted to Fannie Mae will require Form 1004 MC, a Market Conditions Addendum. Its purpose is to illuminate neighborhood market trends and conditions.

Mr. Luciani will explore the HVCC and 1004 MC requirements and relate them to current USPAP obligations for appraisers.

The program qualifies for two hours of ASA Continuing Education Credit. Dinner is $35 person. Please RSVP Chapter Secretary Lynn Magnusson, AM by phone (973-425-1550), fax (973-425-1553) or email, and mail her your check payable to "ASA Northern New Jersey Chapter 73" by Monday, March 16.

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