The Mass/RI Chapter of Appraisal Institute and MBREA hosted the New England Appraisers Expo on October 21st
at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood,
“What’s my property worth?” It seems like a simple question, but depending on whom you ask, the answer may vary – and sometimes by a lot. Why is there such a difference? Well, for starters - perhaps it wasn’t clear just “what” the
As the global life science industry continues to mature and grow, the level of demand for lab space in metros like Boston have far out-stripped the available supply for some time now. This is true especially in key life science
The expansion continues (Part VI, or something like that). I’ve been having discussions with appraisers, lenders, investors, experts and pretty much anyone who will engage in conversations, casual or formal. I continue to be amazed
It’s that time of year for Connecticut appraisers when the once colorful leaves start to blanket the ground, there is a nip in the air, and the dreaded realization hits that the end of the continuing education (CE) cycle is nigh.
The importance of periods of adjustment cannot be overstated. Everybody has a portfolio, choices to be made. The pause can be as aggressive and critical as the buy or the sell to maintain balance and the frontier. The pause is not
Recently, a local municipality has been considering a vote that would allow affordable housing projects to circumvent key parts of long established zoning. Circumvent is a polite word, since in this particular proposal the planning board, board
Around the country, there are 42 appraiser licensing jurisdictions where an appraiser’s license is required for all types of appraisals. Massachusetts mandates a license for federally related transactions but not for all appraisals. Who knew?
Big data is with us, all around us. We are inundated by surveys, studies, charts and graphs, that allow appraisers to understand – or misunderstand – the characteristics of the varied real estate markets in which appraisers work.
Bifurcated (Hybrid) Appraisals are the hot topic for 2019. We are getting requests from every AMC to perform inspections which may be later used to write an appraisal. Usually the fee is so low it wouldn’t cover the time to drive to the property and snap a picture from the road nevermind do a full inspection