Appraisal & Consulting

Some COVID trends becoming clearer - by Bill Pastuszek

As this COVID situation drags on and even escalates, we enter this summer with great discontent and uncertainty.We thought if we hunkered down for a few months, paid our dues by staying in our bunkers and acting virtually (and virtuously)

Raising the bar on residential condominiums in Exeter, NH - by Brian White

In the summer of 2016, the highest priced new construction residential condominium located in the town of Exeter, New Hampshire was commanding a sale price of approximately $370,000, slightly over $225 per s/f.

CRE releases its Top Ten Issues Affecting the Industry

The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) has identified the current and emerging issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate, with the COVID-19 pandemic being the leading concern of the 1,000-member organization.

Appraisal Institute president’s message: Continuing to stay safe - by George Demopulos

The Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is hoping all of our friends and clients are continuing to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Appraisers, just like all of our customers, clients and friends

To inspect or not inspect? A question many appraisers ask - by Laurie Mentz Nichols

To inspect or not inspect? That is the question many appraisers have faced with the onset of the pandemic. On any given day, a residential appraiser is in and out of several homes, in addition to making stops along the way for research,

High performance buildings and stable affordable housing - by Brett Pelletier

Affordable housing is among the Counselors of Real Estate’s Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate for 2020-2021. COVID-19 has made the housing affordability challenge more widely seen and more widely felt throughout the US.

Housing pressures “helped” by COVID: Not certain, but certainly changed - by Daniel Calano

There are definitely shifts afoot in housing demand because of the coronavirus pandemic. The problem is, no one really knows how dramatically, or even in what direction, the shift will take us. Just like the economy, it all depends on how long pandemic lasts, and whether there is a vaccine in sight.

Technology in the time of COVID-19 - by Bill Pastuszek

In this jumbled, unreal, and hard time world, after a long, uncomfortable lock-down, we yearn for some semblance of normalcy. As we start to come out of the lock-down, we think about doing things that we haven’t done or haven’t been allowed to do. 

Appraising in the COVID-19 market - by Steven Spangle

If there is one constant in the real estate industry it is change. Occupancy levels go up or come down, expenses increase or decrease as do rents. Ultimately values move in reactions to the changes.

New construction may be subject to pro rata taxation - by Richard Conti

One day a local contractor walked into the Taunton, Mass. assessor’s office, pointed his finger at me and said, “You are trying to put me out of business!” He had just received a July 1st real estate tax bill for a new single family home