Spotlights

Raising the appraisal threshold – implications and evaluations - by Bill Pastuszek

Bill Pastuszek, MAI, ASA, MRA, heads Shepherd Associates, Newton, Mass. ...

Appraisers advised to spend more time with buyers - by Sean Sargeant

The fact that appraisers spend little time with buyers during their property search, comparing neighborhoods, viewing possible alternatives, and trading off amenities between different offers is perhaps the largest gap in our knowledge of the market. When buyers or tenants view a property what do they see?

Appraisers are monitoring the market for change - by Shaun Fitzgerald

Shaun Fitzgerald is the owner of Fitzgerald Appraisals, Easton Mass ...

The Massachusetts and Rhode Island chapter of the Appraisal Institute to host Case Studies in Appraising Residential Green Buildings - by Bud Clarke

Bud Clarke, MAI, is the 2018 president of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and senior vice president at...

Appraisal report critique, a short discussion - by Roger Durkin

CPA Business Valuation  The Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy regulates approximately 13,000 CPAs. Adhering to AICPA valuati...

The state of the real estate appraisal profession in 2018 - by Maria Hopkins

Maria Hopkins, SRA, RA, is president of Maria Hopkins Associates, Spencer, Mass. ...

Team appraising concepts promise greater productivity - by Jeff Bradford

Jeff Bradford is founder and CEO of Bradford Technologies, Inc., San Jose, CA ...

Biopharma’s economic impact on Massachusetts - by Thomas Jensen

Thomas Jensen, MAI, is an associate director at Integra Realty Resources, Boston, Mass. ...

Residential real estate appraising and the economy - by Jim Kasparian

Interest Rates: Our friend and worst enemy If you have experienced a recent slowdown in appraisal volume, there is an answer for you. A p...

Valuation of leasehold improvements in a ground lease - by Frederick Richard

Frederick Richard, MAI, is principal at Richard Property Valuation & Consulting, LLC, Hebron, Conn. ...