For most real estate professionals and for nearly all appraisers, 2021 was a hard-working year. With respect to economic behavior as it relates to real estate and valuation, the COVID era continues to challenge and surprise.
Seasonally and algorithmically adjusted data is spilling forth. The Fed has reported that rate action, guiding inter-bank lending and borrowing, can be expected to increase in 2022 significantly. Other quantitative easing, primarily Fed portfolio purchasesYarmouth, MA
Robert William Saben Jr., MRA ,74, passed away peacefully at his home in Canton, Georgia on Tuesday, December 21st
, 2021, surrounded by loving family members.
There is a growing awareness of bias in the appraisal profession. President Biden has established a task force to address race-associated disparities in home appraisals. The commission will primarily focus on the issues of mandatory data reporting and automated valuation methods.
Brad Hevenor, MAI, is the 2022 president of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island & Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and is vice presi...
As we welcome in 2022, I would like to personally thank the 2021 Connecticut Chapter of the Appraisal Institute officers and directors for their leadership/service during last year. They gave their time to help promote and strengthen the Appraisal Institute
Referencing movement by black families from the southeast to the north and west from about 1915 to 1970, The Great Migration changed demographics in the United States in ways that endure today. Six million people, or over 100,000 per year (250,000 using today’s US population)
Last month I wrote my New England Real Estate Journal
article introducing the “metaverse,” and its potential impacts on real estate. I promised to dig deeper in the next one, with more specifics on the subject. Here it is.
I was looking through previous articles and came across something I wrote 4+ years ago that seems as appropriate now – if not more so – than then. Following is an update on the issue of appraiser specialization, competency, and meeting the current extraordinary demand for appraisal services.
The Distinguished Service Award is awarded by the board of directors on a periodic basis to individuals who have provided the chapter with exceptional leadership and/or service. This summer the NH/VT Chapter board of directors awarded Joseph Fremeau, MAI, SRA, this award.