Appraisal & Consulting

Moderate fundamentals: FED cuts rate - by David Kirk

The Open Markets Committee (OMC) of the Federal Reserve Bank reduced rates to 2.00% - 2.25% at the meeting on July 31. Baked into mid-term rates are assumption of further FED upward action. Now some slack.

The creation of specific standards for evaluations - by Steven Spangle

On August 1, The Appraisal Standards Board, an independent board of The Appraisal Foundation, announced it intends to consider the creation of specific standards for evaluations.

The Mass. Board of Real Estate Appraisers celebrates 85th Anniversary Dinner and Hall of Fame Ceremony

Canton, MA The Mass. Board of Real Estate Appraisers celebrates 85th Anniversary Dinner and Hall of Fame Ceremony Wednesday, June 26th at Blue Hill Country Club.

Lanciloti of Suburban Appraisal Services awarded the Appraisal Institute’s AI-RRS designation

Malden, MA William Lanciloti Jr., SRA, AI-RRS of Suburban Appraisal Services has been awarded the Appraisal Institute’s AI-RRS designation, a designation held by real estate appraisers who are experienced in residential appraisal review. The designee, Lanciloti, was honored

Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraiser’s Hall of Fame Dinner - by Bill Pastuszek

Last week I attended the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraiser’s Hall of Fame Dinner. The event was well-attended, happily so in an age of disinterest in attending meetings corporeally.

A view from the Maine woods - by Donald MacKay

As an appraiser based in Orono, Maine and who specializes in timber properties I have an unusual perspective on the appraisal industry.  Most people view the northern forests of Maine and the surrounding region as vast and remote,

Emergency status for appraisal management companies bill - by Allan Cohen

Yes, there will be an appraisal management company registration system in place before long. Massachusetts faces a deadline of August 10th to enact its system. Everyone in the State House says they know the deadline is coming.

Appraisal Foundation begins search for board candidates - deadline is Monday August 19th

Washington, DC According to the Appraisal Foundation, has  begun its national search for qualified candidates to serve on its two independent boards – the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB).

Lowe of The Appraisers Collaborative earns SRA

Malden, MA Jonathan Granville Lowe, an appraiser at The Appraisers Collaborative has been awarded the Appraisal Institute’s prestigious SRA membership designation, which is held by appraisers who are experienced

Opportunity Zones - It is all about having some patience - by Robert Meulmeester

Who has not talked, read, analyzed or attended a seminar about the Opportunity Zones program? The Opportunity Zones program appear to be the latest phenomenon that could make a substantial impact. In fact, certain articles suggest this program may unlock $6.2 trillion of unrealized capital gains for reinvestment.