Appraisal & Consulting

Real estate analysis: When good is good enough - by Daniel Calano

Daniel Calano, CRE, is the managing partner and principal of Prospectus, LLC, Cambridge, Mass.  ...

Women Who Will Change Your Life – event held April 3

Medford, MA An informative discussion and networking event entitled “Women Who Will Change Your Life” took place at Century Bank...

Tapping the brakes: Always be wary of those tail lights - by Bill Pastuszek

Boston traffic is tough, getting tougher. This long expansion has had long legs, big strides made. Those brake lights we see every morning, noon, and night: are they telling us anything?

Mandatory licensing for real estate appraisers, good for MA - by Susan Mitchell

As I write this column, the Massachusetts legislature is considering a bill that would require anyone who performs a real estate appraisal to hold a valid appraiser license or certification. 

The frustration of technology in appraisals - by Maria Hopkins

When did format become as important as content or substance. With regards to appraisal reports and I’m sure other industries as well, there is way too much time, energy, personnel and money being spent to ensure that the format of almost every field in the report is uniformly applied by all appraisers.

Fee simple vs leased fee in valuation - by Steve Hurlbut

Steve Hurlbut is chief appraiser and vice president at Liberty Bank, Hartford, Conn. ...

MA/RI Chapter of Appraisal Institute president’s March message

However, upon reading an article in the February 9 issue of this publication, I changed my mind, as I was compelled to figure out why anyone would call an appraiser an “intellectual idiot.”

Heath of United Bank and Saragosa of Shuka Associates earn MAI

Malden, MA Sandra Heath, MAI, head of appraisal at United Bank of Hartford, Conn., and Anthony Saragosa, MAI, an appraiser at Shuka Associat...

Following the Fed: Reliable resource for market context - by David Kirk

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

Mortgage rates up: But, housing demand still strong - by Daniel Calano

It’s finally happening. Residential mortgage rates are moving up, as rates increased for the fifth week in a row. The Federal Reserve had hiked interbank lending rates four times last year, but, during that period, bank lending rates did not increase significantly.