Appraisal & Consulting

Innovative disruptive real estate financing - by Daniel Calano

You’ve probably heard or used some of the new financial apps or companies that let you buy that computer or TV or car, or maybe even house, without money now but a requirement to pay later. They are called buy now, pay later or BNPL apps.

Work smarter, not harder - by Brett Pelletier

September brings a lot of newness and freshness to us all. It marks the end of summer, the start of fall and leaf peeping, the beginning of the schoolyear. Add in quite a few other areas of life, things are changing, evolving, and just getting harder.

Period architecture: A renewed interest in the art and structures - market perspective - by Marc Nadeau

Being from New England, when one thinks of a historic home the image often conjured up is that of a 1700s center chimney cape, a Federal style from the early 1800s, a Second Empire Victorian or even a brownstone. All have become part of the architectural landscape that helps define New England.

Racial bias and the real estate industry - by Steven Spangle

Racial bias is front and center of the news. Accusations involve all sections of the real estate industry, appraisers, brokers, and lenders. Appraisers have been accused of using inappropriate comparable sales that indicate values below the true market value of a property that is owned by a person of color.

Three approaches to appraisal theory - by Bill Pastuszek

Three Approaches. Appraisal Theory gives real estate appraisers and users of appraiser services three approaches with which to arrive at value opinions. Let’s review the approaches.

Family-owned business disputes - by Roger Durkin

Equity holders of family-managed businesses commonly develop disagreements and strong differences of opinion, which lead to heated clashes. These disputes are not unique to your specific family business, and they are especially common in second- and third-generation family-managed businesses.

Winding down the dog days of summer - by John Drew

As we wind down the dog days of summer, the Appraisal Institute is not in short supply of programs, initiatives, and information that will provide our membership, and others in the appraisal community, more than enough to fill their fall agendas.

Viability of Conceptual Plan - by Marsha Campaniello

As appraisers, we are often asked to complete an appraisal based on a conceptual plan of the subject property. The client may be requesting this appraisal for a multitude of reasons such as for bank financing; for feasibility of the plan in the current market; or to help determine the highest

Inflation worries? … or “not to worry?” - by Daniel Calano

We have all worried about the recent inflationary situation impacting real estate, where commodities like wood and steel have become extremely expensive, to say the least. Some commodities have increased in price by several hundred percent.

For rent: The ecosystem - by David Kirk

Daily rates available. Do not try to run the show. We are always in rehearsal! The built environment is a derivative of the economy and the ecosystem. Subject to factors of supply and demand for the built inventory, operators manage, developers build and adapt