Influx of Residents to Mountain West States Impacting Economies, Lifestyles and Appraisers: Valuation Magazine

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CHICAGO – RealEstateRama – The Mountain West states are seeing a surge of new residents — and home prices are skyrocketing. Find out how some of the most popular areas are handling the influx and the challenges to their economies and lifestyles in the first quarter 2022 issue of Valuation magazine.

The cover story, “Heading for the Hills,” details how many people are moving to the Mountain West, chasing a laid-back lifestyle and a lower cost of living while simultaneously driving up real estate prices and testing infrastructure limits. Read what appraisers in some of these states are seeing in their communities.

Read “Heading for the Hills” in the latest issue.

Also in this issue:

As the Appraisal Institute celebrates 90 years, some of the organization’s longest-serving individuals talk about their start in the profession, their love for their work and the changes they’ve seen during their careers in “Labor of Love“.

To be a Witness” dives into the fundamentals of serving as an expert witness, as well as the rewards, challenges and risks associated.

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The Appraisal Institute, celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2022, is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with over 16,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to empower valuation professionals through community, credentialing, education, body of knowledge and ethical standards. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations. Learn more at

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