Appraisal & Consulting

February MA/RI Chapter of Appraisal Institute president’s message - by Bud Clarke

Bud Clarke, MAI, is the 2018 president of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and senior vice president at...

February CT Chapter of Appraisal Institute president’s message - by Rocco Quaresima

Rocco Quaresima is the 2018 president of the Connecticut Chapter of Appraisal Institute and president of Elm Realty Advisors, LLC, Hartford,...

The ramp in rates and roads is ready - by David Kirk

David Kirk, CRE, MAI, FRICS, is principal and founder of Kirk & Company, Real Estate Counselors, Boston. ...

Keep up with market/design trends: A short life-span - by Daniel Calano

Considering what real estate topic to write about this time, I was between “What people want in housing” versus “Flattening of the yield curve.” The yield curve is interesting to certain personalities, and definitely has impact on real estate, but I thought I’d spare you that quantitative analysis. Maybe next time. 

Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute presidents message - by Russell Barrows

Strengths: Depending on one’s location, area(s) of practice and expertise, there has been, and continues to be generally strong demand...

MA/RI Chapter of Appraisal Institute president’s message - by Bud Clarke

Bud Clarke, MAI, is the 2018 president of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and senior vice president at...

Ramping up the economy and commercial real estate in 2018 - by David Kirk

Cycling up after such an extended expansion is unprecedented. Like all cyclical patterns, this one will be a puzzler while unfolding. Tax reform has been boasted as a big booster, boosting GDP from 2-3% to 4.5 and 6%.

Smart housing: Market driven or overkill? - by Daniel Calano

Things change in residential real estate. For the longest time, it was location, location, location. Then it morphed into a few variants, with a strong nod towards more modern design, more “green” houses, more family oriented open space

What were the noteworthy trends in 2017? What will 2018 bring to Boston markets? - by Bill Pastuszek

Looking in the rear-view mirror: what were the noteworthy trends in 2017? Looking ahead: what will 2018 bring to Boston markets?

The current status of the real estate appraisal profession - by Robert Concannon

The number of real estate appraisers has substantially declined over the past five years. This trend has led to more expensive fees, longer delivery times, and, in some instances, less credible results as appraisers cover larger areas and different types of properties.