Appraisal & Consulting

Brother, can you spare a Bitcoin? - by Laurie Mentz Nichols

As the U.S. navigates the COVID-19 storm, people are concerned as to whether they can keep financially afloat. The closure of nonessential businesses, rising unemployment claims, and the uncertainty of a steady household income contributed towards lowered consumer confidence and economic

The new normal - Real estate post-COVID-19 - by Brett Pelletier

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in significant ways. A month ago, we were knee deep in planning responses to new information and a new way of getting business done. Much of it temporary. Reacting to the virus has been immediate and pressing, but what happens next is more important

Backstopping financial damage from Coronavirus - by Daniel Calano

You may be wondering what our government is doing to provide assistance to our economy, companies, individuals, during the Coronavirus crisis. Let’s start with… it’s a lot. This is a story of what the financial rescue steps are, and how they compare to government efforts during the 2007- 2008 Great Recession. 

In the face of uncertainty - by Bill Pastuszek

Here we all are, social creatures, prohibited from contact with others. Our public places are not full of the humans they were designed for. Real estate is not being used as it was intended. We venture from our homes carefully.

Jackson joins Advisra in New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT According to Advisra president, Albert Franke, Shelby Jackson, CCMA II, SPA has joined the firm. Jackson is a veteran of the real estate industry, having been a licensed broker since 1985

Membership has its privileges - by Allan Cohen

MBREA members have access to Member Forum, a must-read Q & A website for appraisers. Almost daily, appraisers ask their peers for advice on difficult assignments, odd situations, unique instructions from lenders, and how to deal with AMC staff and the Board of Registration crew.

Appraising in difficult times - by Robert Concannon

Without a doubt, 2020 has already become one of the most challenging periods for appraising real estate in modern history. After the longest sustained economic recovery since World War II, the global economy is currently faced with the greatest health care crisis in modern history.

Special Appraisal Institute Covid-19 Special Report - by George Demopulos

The Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is hoping all of our friends and customers are staying safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

“May You Live in Interesting Times” - by Laurie Mentz Nichols

“May you live in interesting times,” is an English translation of an old Chinese proverb which is as much a blessing as a curse. In the three short months since the first reported outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic.

Finding creative solutions to unique problems - by Brett Pellitier

Brett Pelletier is chief operating officer with Kirk&Company, Real Estate Counselors, Boston, Mass. ...