Appraisal & Consulting

Why earn an Appraisal Institute designation? by Friel

Karen Friel, Friel Valuation Advisors, LLC Last month at the Massachusetts and Rhode Island chapter meeting, I had the privilege to confer ...

All appraisers can support governmental efforts by Cohen

Allan Cohen, City of Newton The first month of odd numbered years (e.g. 2017, 2019) marks the start of new legislative sessions. On January...

We seem to have entered a period of uncertainty - Markets hate uncertainty by Pastuszek

Bill Pastuszek, Shepherd Associates We seem to have entered a period of uncertainty. Markets hate uncertainty. Okay, define uncertainty: Un...

Appraisal Foundation suspended work of the Appraisal Practices Board by Fitzgerald

Shaun Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Appraisals Last week the Appraisal Foundation suspended the work of the Appraisal Practices Board (APB). The e...

Morning quarterbacking involving the real estate world by Elliott

Steven Elliott, Elliott Gottschalk & Associates Well, everybody who’s anybody has made their forecasts for 2017, including the winner...

Inflation and real estate: The good, the bad and the good-bad by Calano

Daniel Calano, Prospectus, LLC Inflation is coming! Depending on how and when you consider inflation, it has been very bad (think Jimmy Car...

Make public spaces work for the property and community by Kirk

David Kirk, Kirk & Co. Make public spaces work for the property and the community. Urban properties are notorious for windswept plazas ...

Faulty appraisals and need to revisit appraisal basics - Pt. 2 by Durkin

Roger Durkin, Durkin Law, P.C Part one appeared in the January 13 issue in Appraisal & Consulting section. They knew the appraisal was ...

Faulty appraisals and need to revisit appraisal basics: Part 1 - by Roger Durkin

Roger Durkin, Durkin Law, P.C Legend has it that Coach Vince Lombardi, while addressing his Green Bay Packers at half-time, said “Gentlem...

Looking forward to serving the membership in 2017 - by Karen Friel

Karen Friel, Friel Valuation Advisors, LLC As we begin 2017, I would like to extend my best wishes to all our chapter designated members, c...