Appraisal & Consulting

Evolution of appraisals? Since 2009 the appraisal profession experienced changes - by Bill Pastuszek

Since 2009, the residential appraisal profession has experienced significant changes. Many of the changes were thought to be temporary, and many were not really permanent solutions, but to many, these patchwork solutions have acquired the feeling of permanence.

Lowell and Lawrence commercial market - by William Whiting

My appraisal practice, for the most part, keeps me in Middlesex and Essex Counties, with occasional visits to Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties. 

MBREA appraisers work on new legislation - by Allan Cohen

Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers’ (MBREA) Government Affairs Committee met in May to review recent actions and non-actions taken by the state’s legislature.

Appraisal Institute’s Leadership Development and Advisory Council - by Brad Hevenor

Each year, around 100 valuation professionals around the country are selected to participate in the Appraisal Institute’s Leadership Development and Advisory Council (LDAC) in Washington, DC.

The effect of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act on Dodd-Frank - by Laurie Nichols

The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), signed into law by the President on May 24, targets partial roll-backs to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank).

Building resilience and sustainability - by David Krik

The built environment is vulnerable. Commercial real estate is particularly well measured for resilience and sustainability because for-profit holding entities do not normally have access to rainy day funds or endowments like public and non-profit property owners respectively.

“Balkanization” of real estate: Now facing some push-back - by Daniel Calano

Back in the day, when you wanted to hold a special event, and needed a real estate venue to do it in, you would book a restaurant, a hotel or conference facility. Fast forward to now, and the venue could be a penthouse of an upper west side New York building

Boston Landing - A public private partnership success- by Thomas Jensen

The Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute will be holding a two-hour continuing education event at 2:30 PM on May 23rd within the Boston Bruins training facility at 80 Guest St. in Brighton. Panelist will include:

New alternative valuations is called a hybrid appraisal - by Jared Preisler

Jared Preisler, SRA, is chief appraiser for DataMaster, Layton, UT. ...

Managing the residential value dispute process - by Russell Barrows

Appraisers are in a profession that encounter a high-level of scrutiny. First, our reports must pass whatever internal review process is in place within our own work environment. Second, they must pass AMC and / or lender processing