IMPORTANT LINKS FOR CONSUMERS OF APPRAISAL SERVICES! !
Authorized by Congress as the source of Appraisal Standards and
publisher of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal
At the homepage of the above site, there is an important link for consumers of appraisal services!
Website for the American Society of Appraisers:
PROFESSIONAL APPRAISER ASSOCIATIONS
Website for the national office of the Appraisal Institute
Website for the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
Website for the national office of the National Assoc. of Independent
Lee Lansford, IFA, is a designated member of the NAIFA.
Website for the Chicago Metro Chapter of the NAIFA
Website for the Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals
This website features information and MANY links of interest
to appraisers and others with associated interests. Lee Lansford
is a past-Director of ICAP.
ILLINOIS STATE APPRAISER REGULATORY AGENCY
This is the website for the section of Illinois government charged
with overseeing licensed appraisers. Lee Lansford has provided
investigative and other service (both as an independent contractor)
to this agency of Illinois State Government.
Though not a substitute for an appraiser’s research and analysis of market data for use in an appraisal, these links provide good general information regarding market data in selected areas:
Altos Research - Real Estate Market Intelligence
The site offers real-time real estate market research. Some research is free. Click-on Chicago under the “choose your local market” section and select a town. Provides median home price trends, market activity index, average cost per square foot, and average days-on-market for residential properties.
DQNews.com - Here
The site reports quarterly sales information for the most recently completed quarter and compares the number of sales and median sale price for single family residences and condos to the same period last year. It reports information for Chicago and surrounding counties.
Information regarding mortgage interest rates and mortgage