Appraisal & Consulting

Transmogrification - Moving forward - by David Kirk

Transforming in a surprising or magical manner does offer some direction if not specificity. The FED recently released the Beige Book, the monthly FOMC statement and the FED forecast all of which provide fiscal stability for the foreseeable future (for as much as two years). The pandemic has prevailed

Real estate boom or bust: Flip sides of the covid coin - by Daniel Calano

Recently, during a carefully planned and socially distant open porch wine tasting, someone mentioned how hot the real estate market was. They could see it in their neighborhood, and the evidence in the stock market showed how well builders and developers were doing. Young people were buying houses more than ever before,

Compression: Late summer musings - by Bill Pastuszek

Late Summer Musings. Working remotely, trying to understand the current state of the country, world, real estate, and appraisal.

Walker & Dunlop expands appraisal business with Gustafson as Northeast managing director

Boston, MA Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has expanded its multifamily appraisal business, Apprise, with the addition of managing director, Corey Gustafson, MAI. Gustafson will lead the Northeast region

The Counselors of Real Estate examine environmental, social and governance practices

Chicago, IL Environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices are no longer an emerging trend, but a critical component of real estate investment integrated into investment decision-making, according to a report from The Counselors of Real Estate.

Are we there yet? by Maria Hopkins

Chasing and capturing the peak of the market is always difficult and everyone wants to accomplish it. It certainly feels like we are close to the peak but we thought that to be true last year. As long as interest rates stay low

Summer update in Northern New England - by Robert Concannon

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis earlier this year, most real estate professionals have been eager to figure out where various segments of the broader real estate markets may be headed.

President’s message: Continue to stay safe - by George Demopulos

The Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is hoping all of our friends and clients are continuing to stay safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

What does the word master mean to you? - by Jennifer O’Neill

The dictionary definition of master is “a man who has people working for him, especially servants or slaves.”  This has been a buzzword in the mortgage, appraisal, and Realtor industry lately due to its connotations. It comes up as a common reference in real estate and design as the master bedroom.

Fallout, layoffs and outlook - by David Kirk

Dipstick not covering as quickly as anticipated or hoped. Supports expiring and allowances depleted, running on fumes. Sputtering, choking, chugging. And yet markets and supply chains are full and functioning.