Appraisal & Consulting

Construction costs spike, but hope is on the way - by Daniel Calano

Have you been reading up on the cost of construction materials through the roof? How could you miss it! For example, two by fours, the bedrock of house construction, has gone from around $3 per 8’ board

The buffet, bathrooms and benches post-COVID-19 - by David Kirk

The buffet has reopened, and we have customers and clients prepared to make choices and check lists. The CBRE investor survey data for multifamily shows robust rebounding appeal and expectations. Because the variety of risks and rewards are plentiful,

We must be gracious to each other, now more than ever - by Sean Sargeant

The system is stressed. The entire system; from listing to closing; is operating above its design capacity and has been for the last 12 months. Driven by residential mortgage interest rates that start in the low 2’s and buyers seeking a flight to safety,

Appraisal Institute provides year-round programming - by John Drew

Some organizations may take the summer off, but the MA-RI-ME Chapter of the Appraisal Institute continues to provide the year-round programming, and the behind the scenes planning that our members expect.

CRE market after pandemic - by Tom Whiting

Now that the pandemic seems like it is winding down, what will be its long-term effects on commercial real estate? How will they affect values? Are they likely to affect all commercial sectors the same?

MBREA’s government affairs committee returns to Beacon Hill - by Allan Cohen

Getting a bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature and having it signed by the governor takes Herculean effort. Support at several levels is required starting at grassroots and ending with the governor. The process

Residential market influences – many contributing elements - by Marc Nadeau

Today’s Market: Today, there is a multitude of factors that seem to be influencing the residential market. Low interest rates, migrati...

Markets are rebounding: We all seem to now believe the worst is behind us - by Bill Pastuszek

Markets are rebounding: We all seem to now believe the worst is behind us in terms of COVID-19 and the possibly recently concluded Great Pandemic. This is now the Grand Reopening phase. Things seem to be getting back to normal.

What is the office sector experiencing as it moves out of COVID-19? - by Bill Pastuszek

What is the office sector experiencing as it moves out of COVID? What is in store for landlords, tenants, and office occupiers going forward? The office market is an asset class that was affected very fundamentally by the lockdown: The house/apartment/loft became the office for many, and is likely to continue to be for some.

Workforce housing in N.H. - by Kathleen Holden Bergeron

Since the early 2000’s, rising home prices and rents in New Hampshire have resulted in in challenges for residents finding affordable housing in some areas. Meanwhile, record low unemployment has burdened businesses with a scarcity of qualified employees.