Appraisal & Consulting

“Selling” your property to the appraiser - by Rey Archambault

Rey Archambault, SRA is principal of Archambault & Associates, Southington, Conn. ...

Continue to perform appraisals at the highest levels - by Steven Elliott

Steven Elliott, SRA, MRA, is principal at Elliott Gottschalk & Associates, Ashland, Mass. ...

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

AI’s Guide Note 10: Development of an Opinion of Market Value in the Aftermath of a Disaster can help appraisers servicing areas affec...

Scope of work and value opinions on solar PV systems - by Guy Andrews

Charles Guy Andrews, SRA & Certified Residential Appraiser at CMA Appraisals, Inc., Montpelier, VT. ...

Get ready for the conversation. Get set. Go to it. - by David Kirk

Feasibility Fundamental economic strength persists broadly, providing traction broadly in geographic sub markets. Accordingly, property opp...

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.