Appraisal & Consulting

A little more than six months into… the new normal. So far, so good. - by Bill Pastuszek

A little more than six months into…the new normal. So far, so good. A lot of counterintuitive results to be considered.

The hybrid appraisal, also called a bifurcated appraisal - by Steven Spangle

The hybrid appraisal, also called a bifurcated appraisal, is a product that has grown in popularity in the past few years. In this type of report someone other than the appraiser, supposedly another appraiser or a real estate agent, inspects the exterior and or the interior of a property. The information

Continuing education for NH/VT AI goes Zoom-Zoom - by Brian White

Prior to March of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, the only time you heard Zoom-Zoom was at the end of a Mazda commercial. Since that time period, business meetings, social events, television shows and all types of educational institutions have been utilizing video conferencing websites such as Zoom, Go ToMeeting, and Microsoft Teams to replace in-person meetings. The NH/VT chapter of the Appraisal Institute will be utilizing Zoom in order to deliver three two-hour fall seminars. The NH/VT chapter typically offers five in-person seminars each year to its membership and to appraisers from the region at a function room located in Concord, N.H. The New Hampshire Board of Real Estate Appraisers requires that

President’s message: Combat alleged bias in valuation - by George Demopulos

The Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is hoping all of our friends and clients are continuing to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hoping everyone will continue to stay well as restrictions ease and we can go out and enjoy the upcoming fall weather!

Home improvements in the time of Coronavirus - by Laurie Nichols

The shift to remote work during the coronavirus pandemic has had an effect on the home renovation market. Spending more time in the home has spurred a do-it-yourself (DIY) renovation renaissance and home improvement projects have become popular with the advent of social media platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube which offer ideas

Transmogrification - Moving forward - by David Kirk

Transforming in a surprising or magical manner does offer some direction if not specificity. The FED recently released the Beige Book, the monthly FOMC statement and the FED forecast all of which provide fiscal stability for the foreseeable future (for as much as two years). The pandemic has prevailed

Real estate boom or bust: Flip sides of the covid coin - by Daniel Calano

Recently, during a carefully planned and socially distant open porch wine tasting, someone mentioned how hot the real estate market was. They could see it in their neighborhood, and the evidence in the stock market showed how well builders and developers were doing. Young people were buying houses more than ever before,

Compression: Late summer musings - by Bill Pastuszek

Late Summer Musings. Working remotely, trying to understand the current state of the country, world, real estate, and appraisal.

Walker & Dunlop expands appraisal business with Gustafson as Northeast managing director

Boston, MA Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has expanded its multifamily appraisal business, Apprise, with the addition of managing director, Corey Gustafson, MAI. Gustafson will lead the Northeast region

The Counselors of Real Estate examine environmental, social and governance practices

Chicago, IL Environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices are no longer an emerging trend, but a critical component of real estate investment integrated into investment decision-making, according to a report from The Counselors of Real Estate.