Appraisal modernization? Is this the future of appraisal? Is this evolution, revolution, or regression? The March 2019 Fannie Mae Newsletter (https://www.fanniemae.com/content/news/current-appraiser-newsletter.pdf) raises some truly revolutionary (to some) points. See the following Q&As.
First quarter securities market has been resilient, albeit temperamental. The fixed income market has fluctuated if not gyrated with movements in treasuries sending mixed signals. Further, a partial and sporadic inverted yield curve on government securities has been recorded irregularly during the quarte
An appraiser has an obligation under the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) to prepare an appraisal report that is not misleading and which contains sufficient information to enable the client and any intended users of the appraisal to understand the report properly.
As the global biotech industry continues to mature and grow, the levels of demand for lab space in metros like Boston have far out-stripped the available supply for some time now. This is true especially in key life science clusters like Kendall Sq. in Cambridge.
After the financial recession/crisis of 2008, the landscape for commercial lenders changed very dramatically. First, the compliance environment changed quite significantly.
In my early March article entitled, “Navigating Real Estate Cycles – Are We in a 7th Inning Stretch?” I indicated that the two most influential and potentially disruptive forces to this current market cycle were U.S. trade tensions and Fed actions.
Do you know what an “influencer” is? In short, it’s a person or a bunch of people who have an opinion that influences other people, whether the opinion is correct, well informed, or even slightly on point.
One of the goals in 2019 for the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is to engage with local colleges and universities to introduce students to a career in real estate appraisal. To that end, the chapter through its Hewitt Scholarship Fund,
Many of us have been impressed by the growth of apartments in the Hartford Central Business District and in its suburbs - including those aligned with the expanded New Haven to Springfield railroad capacity.
To further help appraisers hone their skills; the Appraisal Institute offers professional development programs to real estate appraisers on cutting-edge, problematic, or advanced level topics. Topics for professional development programs cover a body of knowledge in a specialty allowing