Appraisal & Consulting

Goodbye 2016! Hello 2017! Snapshot of market conditions - by Charles Andrews

Charles Guy Andrews, CMA Appraisals Goodbye 2016 and hello 2017! Here is a snapshot of market conditions in various sub-markets within the ...

Real Estate predictions for 2017: Potentially a fool’s errand - Daniel Calano

Daniel Calano, Prospectus, LLC During the holiday week, I received a clever New Year’s card from a friend, discussing the past year’s a...

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. ...

Transformation of New England’s rural commercial real estate market - by Sean Sargeant

Sean Sargeant, MAI, SRA is a certified general real estate appraiser at Sargeant Appraisal Service, Rutland, VT. ...

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

Marcus Johnson is the 2017 president of the Mass. Board of Real Estate Appraisers (MBREA) and vice president at The Appraisers Group, Belmon...

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...

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...