Appraisal & Consulting

Appraisal Institute seeks presentation proposals for 2017 Conference

Boston, MA The Appraisal Institute is seeking proposals for presentations at the 2017 International Valuation Conference, hosted by Appraisa...

Intended use, appraisers (and icons of rock and roll) - by Bill Pastuszek

Bill Pastuszek, Shepherd Associates The concept of intended use is central both to reporting and development in USPAP. Pertinent and useful...

New green building world: Tour a high-performance home - by Katrina Hill

Katrina Hill, Appraisal Institute What is a high performance building? Green or high-performance buildings have six key elements: site, wat...

Appraisers are lemmings, self destructing and irrational - by Roger Durkin

Roger Durkin, Durkin Law, P.C Too many appraisers applaud when they hear a fellow appraiser was sanctioned by the state appraiser regulator...

We acquire new habits as circumstances change - by Donald Bouchard

Donald Bouchard, CRE We all have habits, don’t we? Some are seemingly life-long and become part of our make-up. They make us who we are i...

New Hampshire chapter of the Appraisal Institute to host a 7-Hour National USPAP update course

Concord, NH The New Hampshire chapter of the Appraisal Institute will host a 7-Hour National USPAP update course on December 9 from 8:30 a.m...

2016 New England Appraisers Expo Program of Events

Norwood, MA The 2016 New England Appraisers Expo will take place October 24 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel loc...

Data by the anecdote and the aggregate - by David Kirk

David Kirk, Kirk & Co. Current macro and micro data is substantially positive. The Fed is expected to raise rates in December consisten...

CRE Message: More store closures on the way? - by Donald Bouchard

Donald Bouchard, CRE Recently, Macy’s became the most recent department store retailer to announce new closings. One hundred locations ar...

End of summer wish: Musings on how to be a good client - by Karen Friel

Karen Friel, Friel Valuation Advisors, LLC As summer fades, 4th Quarter 2016 is rapidly approaching, the traditional “crunch time” for ...