Appraisal & Consulting

Appraisal Institute provides year-round programming - by John Drew

Some organizations may take the summer off, but the MA-RI-ME Chapter of the Appraisal Institute continues to provide the year-round programming, and the behind the scenes planning that our members expect.

CRE market after pandemic - by Tom Whiting

Now that the pandemic seems like it is winding down, what will be its long-term effects on commercial real estate? How will they affect values? Are they likely to affect all commercial sectors the same?

MBREA’s government affairs committee returns to Beacon Hill - by Allan Cohen

Getting a bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature and having it signed by the governor takes Herculean effort. Support at several levels is required starting at grassroots and ending with the governor. The process

Residential market influences – many contributing elements - by Marc Nadeau

Today’s Market: Today, there is a multitude of factors that seem to be influencing the residential market. Low interest rates, migrati...

Markets are rebounding: We all seem to now believe the worst is behind us - by Bill Pastuszek

Markets are rebounding: We all seem to now believe the worst is behind us in terms of COVID-19 and the possibly recently concluded Great Pandemic. This is now the Grand Reopening phase. Things seem to be getting back to normal.

What is the office sector experiencing as it moves out of COVID-19? - by Bill Pastuszek

What is the office sector experiencing as it moves out of COVID? What is in store for landlords, tenants, and office occupiers going forward? The office market is an asset class that was affected very fundamentally by the lockdown: The house/apartment/loft became the office for many, and is likely to continue to be for some.

Workforce housing in N.H. - by Kathleen Holden Bergeron

Since the early 2000’s, rising home prices and rents in New Hampshire have resulted in in challenges for residents finding affordable housing in some areas. Meanwhile, record low unemployment has burdened businesses with a scarcity of qualified employees.

Increasing values and the appraiser’s challenge - by Steven Spangle

Housing prices have been increasing at amazing rates. This has been great for sellers but it is a challenge for appraisers. Projections for 2021 and 2020 are for increasing values. The percent of increase projected is generally slightly below the levels the market has been experiencing.

All property sectors are showing signs of improvement - by David Kirk

All property sectors are showing signs of improvement. For hospitality, entertainment, travel and retail, operations continue to lag substantially pre-pandemic performance and operations are forecast for extended short to long term uncertainty. Housing and places of employment are still strong and getting stronger as the economy recovers remarkably broadly.

We have stepped over the threshold into summer - by John Drew

We have stepped over the threshold into the official start of summer, and the signs of better weather are accompanied by signs of improvement in our local economy. Many experts seem to agree that as vaccination levels rise, and we begin to leave our masks behind, economic improvement will continue.