Appraisal & Consulting

Understanding changing markets is a must for appraisers - by Rich Goulet

The spring real estate market is in full bloom in Greater Boston and we are living with the fastest moving markets seen in our lifetime.

Is there an appraiser shortage? No, not really. - by Shaun Fitzgerald

I just returned from Washington D.C. to participate in The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC) meeting.

It’s the market: Price, value, offers and appraisers - How to stay ahead - by Bill Pastuszek

How to stay ahead of this “churning market?” For single families, the ratio of sales price to list price in the Mass. MLSPIN is 99%

An appraisal report is the final output of the assignment - by Allan Cohen

Who’s The Intended User sounds too much like Who’s On First. Poor Costello! If you hand him an appraisal report for his home, or possibly any property, and ask him, “Who’s report is this,” he just might say it’s his report. It’s his house; it must be his report. Not necessarily.

Close up on climate change in coastal communities - by Bradford Hevenor

With densely developed and populated areas situated along hundreds of miles of shoreline, the accelerating impacts of climate change stand to have a disproportionally severe impact in New England.

Conn-Comp launches modern redesign of website - by Scott Bussey

Hello, Conn-Comp is pleased to announce a modern redesign of the existing website that was released on May 27. The new website improves usability, query options, and expands our data offering for each sale record. 

Current market conditions: Capitalization nausea - by David Kirk

Stable and sustainable. Most of the nation is experiencing moderate economic growth according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book, released May 31

Appraisal review 2017: Continue to evolve and continue to refine skill sets - by Bill Pastuszek

Bill Pastuszek, MAI, ASA, MRA, heads Shepherd Associates, Newton, Mass. ...

Cary of Integra Realty Resources honored as Appraisal Institute’s Volunteer of Distinction

Boston, MA David Cary Jr., MAI, was recognized as the Appraisal Institute’s May Volunteer of Distinction for Region IV. The Apprais...

International Property Measurements Standards Coalition update - by Steven Elliott

Steven Elliott, SRA, MRA, is principal at Elliott Gottschalk & Associates, Ashland, Mass.  ...