Appraisal & Consulting

Happy New Year and very best for 2017 - by David Kirk

David Kirk, Kirk & Co. Solid job gains for December at 156,000 continuing monthly gains in 2016, with forecasts of 2% average GDP for 2...

What went on in 2016? What might go on in 2017? - by Bill Pastuszek

Bill Pastuszek, Shepherd Associates Looking in the Rear View Mirror: What noteworthy trends were found in 2016? A dry year, a mild winter. ...

As MBREA president, looking forward to the coming year - by Marcus Johnson

Marcus Johnson, MBREA As an appraiser and the incoming MBREA president, I look forward to the coming year. It will be challenging and like ...

CRE Message: Partially impartial professionals? - by Donald Bouchard

Donald Bouchard, CRE In his generation spanning novel about the Trask and Hamilton families, John Steinbeck’s East of Eden is a great ach...

Understanding logistics and supply chain for imports - by Rob Nahigian

Rob Nahigian, Auburndale Realty Co. As the year 2016 winds down, the last four years has experienced a culmination of the way that companie...

ASA testifies at IRS hearing about proposed Section 2704 regulations

Boston, MA On December 1, William Frazier, ASA, testified on behalf of the American Society of Appraisers at a hearing hosted by the Interna...

How the new administration affect the real estate market - by Maria Hopkins

Maria Hopkins, Maria Hopkins Associates Whether you were for or against our president elect we all are routing for him now since our lives ...

Alternative valuation among us: The rise of non-traditional appraisal products - by Bill Pastuszek

Bill Pastuszek, Shepherd Associates Appraisers are creatures of habit. Perhaps excessively so. The world, however, moves on. And while many...

Wait watchers for 2017: Keep on trucking. - by David Kirk

David Kirk, Kirk & Co. Rewards for wait watchers are mixed. Stock market reaction to the election results continues to surprise many pu...

President’s message: Final article as the 2016 president - by John Mello

John Mello, Appraisal Institute This is the final article that I submit as 2016 president of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of ...