In March, the Department of Housing and Urban Development delivered the long-anticipated Action Plan from the Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) to President Joe Biden. The PAVE Action Report targets dismantling racial discrimination and bias in mortgage
It’s been a crazy couple of years since the pandemic outbreak. First everything shut down and immediate thoughts, beyond health and humanity, turned to how appraiser’s were going to do their jobs. We worked through it. Temporary policies were enacted circumventing interior inspections
At the moment, there are so many relevant unknowns regarding the world and its economies, it boggles the mind. The only part that has just been fixed is a playbook for interest rate hikes. Among the many remaining unknowns are supply chain issues, inflation, Covid variants, energy imbalances, geopolitical issues
Infrastructure is the only way to provide a safe and strong and connected built environment to serve all of our constituencies. For the comfort and well-being of our communities, we must focus on the changing environment and the new behaviors and demographics as they evolve, and we observe them.
With the dark days of winter now behind us, springtime is a season for growth and renewal. While the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has its sights optimistically set on the year ahead, we retain an appreciation of the challenges
The year 2022 has greeted us with plenty of uncertainty. At the end of the first quarter, most projections are now subject to review and possible resetting.
For those of you who were around in real estate a couple of decades ago, you know we were sure inflation would come, and interest rates would increase. The truth is…it never happened, except for a few blips. I, for one, gave advice or made decisions basedMalden, MA
Brad Hevenor, MAI, was installed as the 2022 president of the Massachusetts Rhode Island & Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute at the annual holiday meeting and installation of officers, directors and regional reps
Appraisers like to do their job quietly, flying somewhat, under the radar. For the most part, they keep their heads down and stay focused on the task assigned. They do their important work quietly and generally without much fanfare.
The new year has provided little opportunity for the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine Chapter to catch its breath. Our staff and slate of volunteers are hard at work executing a packed schedule