Appraisal & Consulting

Are our veterans being treated fairly in real estate transactions? - by Maria Hopkins

Maria Hopkins, Maria Hopkins Associates One of the old school myths is that the strongest buyer will be the one putting down the bigger dep...

Appraisal associations may be shooting themselves in the foot - by Roger Durkin

Roger Durkin, Durkin Law, P.C I am sure some appraisal associocrats at ASA, AI, MBREA, honestly believe their proposal is truly virtuous. T...

Richard Dennis: Legendary in the appraisal industry - by John Bowman

John Bowman, CrosswhiteProperty Advisors The letterhead of  Richard Dennis’ appraisal firm, Casey and Dennis, read “Our Third Century ...

Professionals have an obligation to hold to highest standards - by Steven Spangle

Steven Spangle, Spangle Associates A perceived shortage of appraisers has resulted in clients seeking to use alternative valuation methods ...

Development in a world with uncertainty: Requires luck - by Daniel Calano

Daniel Calano, Prospectus, LLC Everyone knows that the most important principle in successful real estate development and investment is “...

Appraisal professional: A career path for Millennials - by Karen Friel

Karen Friel, Friel Valuation Advisors, LLC Millennials have become the generation everyone loves to mock. Too often derided as trophy wield...

Predictability & sustainability – It’s anyone’s guess - by Brett Pelletier

Brett Pelletier, Kirk & Company I heard a political commentator on NPR last week describe the recent healthcare bill situation by sayin...

The Department of Housing and Urban Development issues fraud alert for appraiser identity theft

Boston, MA The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Inspector General issued a fraud alert on February 22 af...

Johnson of The Appraisers Group awarded MAI designation

Malden, MA Marcus Johnson, MAI, an appraiser at the firm The Appraisers Group was awarded the Appraisal Institute’s prestigious MAI member...

Senior housing: Better and more alternatives for our future - by Daniel Calano

Daniel Calano, Prospectus, LLC Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to consult on the location and feasibility of an Alzheimer’s care cen...