Appraisal & Consulting

President’s message: Volunteers of distinction - by Karen Friel

David Cary, Jr, MAI was recently named a Volunteer of Distinction for Region IV of the Appraisal Institute. Cary’s service to the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter has been ongoing for more than two decades.

Why outsourcing environmental risk management makes cents for lenders - by Derek Ezovski

Derek Ezovski is president at ORMS, West Hartford, Conn. ...

How headline news impacts real estate on a national and global level - Counselors of Real Estate forecasts major disruptors

Boston, MA From state and local budget impasses and halted infrastructure repairs to the debate and delay on health care reform, political p...

Rehab vs. teardown: No perfect answer to the age old question - by Daniel Calano

Back in the day, our company had a specialization in rehabilitation and reuse of older structures. We liked this, as many have before us, because we were starting out and the barriers to entry were lower for rehab than large full scale development.

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.