Land Appraisal requires a good land appraiser

Gettting the correct valuation for land can be tricky. Farm land versus development land and other factors matter.

RAC Conference Frisco TX: Changes, Challenges, Solutions

As I've said many times, the annual RAC conference is the best appraiser-centric conference I've ever attended. It is developed and operated by active appraisers who are working to help you thrive as

9-21-17 Newz//Pivot- Not enough Appraisers To Too Many Appraisers, Appraising New Home In Old Neighborhood

How do we value a brand new house in an old neighborhood? By Ryan Lundquist Excerpt: Tip #5. The wrong one & modern homes: Just because something is brand new does not mean it’s going to fet

Land & Development Property Appraisal - Minnesota Real Estate Appraisal Services LLC

Development Land Appraisals Focus on Two Possibilities The value of the land in its current use The value the land should it be sub-divided A comprehensive development land appraisal will consider b

Vancouver's Epic Real Estate Boom, Visualized

The following is a housing related infographic on steroids from Visual Capitalist. Visual Capitalist

The NYC Downtown Resurgence After 9/11

It's hard to believe that it's been 16 years already since 9/11. The name of the attack is now referenced as a noun and every year I think about the events of that day - getting emails from out of...

8-31-17 Newz// Appraiser indicted, Hurricane Donations, Appraisers’ Future

Where to contribute to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey a la mode Software’s Relief Efforts From Dave Bigger’s (Founder, a la mode) recent email: We’ve already set up our sys

Real Estate ChartArt in Elliman Magazine's Fall 2017 Issue

Douglas Elliman Real Estate just published their fall issue. I created the content for pages 208-209 and I think it looks pretty snazzy (and interesting). Click on image below to expand. EllimanMag

9-14-17 Newz:// No Appraisal Waivers, How Many Comps Are Enough?, Ugliest House

Google Street Views – First Big Update with Lots More Big Data!! Excerpt: The car-top rig includes two cameras that capture still HD images looking out to either side of the vehicle. They’

9-7-17 Newz// Appraisers Helping Appraisers, SBA needs appraisers, It’s OK to Say No

Help Texas Appraisers Affected by Hurricane Harvey! This fundraising campaign is co-sponsored by Mark Skapinetz (What’s It Worth Appraisal Services), Joe Mier (Joseph Mier & Associates), Lor

NeighborhoodX: How racist and misguided planning put America in its housing crunch

Every so often I include a guest post that stands out. It was written by my friend and colleague Constantine A. Valhouli, the co-founder and Director of Research for NeighborhoodX. I hope you enjoy it

Appraisal Institute Membership Falls Sharply As ASC Registry Levels Off

In the latest mid year numbers for Appraisal Institute membership, 15,000 members have paid their dues as of May 31, 2017. That's 3,000 less than this year's projected 18,000 total on their web site.

8-24-17 Newz .Fannie Freddie appraisal waivers, AVMs and HELOCS, Passwords

The Traveling Apprentices of Germany  And you thought appraiser trainees have it rough!! Just For Fun ;> Excerpts: They hitchhike across Europe, instantly recognizable in the wide-bottomed, co

8-17-17 Newz//Appraiser Goes to Jail, Mercury Network Bidding, $10,000 Lighthouse

Buy a lighthouse for $10,000  Just For Fun!! Excerpt: Bidding is underway for six decommissioned lighthouses built before 1930 that the federal government has put up for auction. Five overlook th

8-10-17 Newz// Fannie-Appraiser Future, AMC goes down, Delightful Domes

A Tour of the World’s Most Delightful Domes 17 half-spheres that do round right. Just For Fun! Excerpt: Employing massive hemispherical roofs first became popular with the ancient Romans-mo

Podcast: Guest hosting 'Voice of Appraisal' - Week of August 7, 2017

Phil Crawford of Voice of Appraisal asked me to cover for him while he took a well-earned vacation. While I don't have his sweet, syrupy smooth radio voice, I can grow on you a little bit if you liste

VIDEO Nightly Business Report: U.S. Luxury Market Trends

Diana Olick of CNBC interviewed me on the reason behind the luxury market uptick as a companion piece to her story on the luxury report released by Redfin. The luxury real estate story starts at 20:58

8-3-17 Newz// Forest Guitar, Wells Fargo-no AMCs, Creepy Scope

Forest Guitar made of trees, dedicated to a man’s lost love. Excerpt: Breaking up the flat agricultural areas of Argentina’s Pampas is a guitar formed entirely out of trees. Stretching for

7-27-17 Newz// LA-FTC and AMC fee survey, Silent place, No Bubble?

One Square Inch of Silence A tiny red pebble marks what may be the quietest outdoor spot in the United States. Just For Fun!! Excerpt: One Square Inch of Silence, an independent research project creat

7-20-17 Newz// Fannie data, USPS gyrocopters, Costar data

When the U.S. Postal Service Used Gyrocopters to Deliver the Mail The flying machines hopped from roof to roof of post offices. Excerpt: Sensing opportunity, the United States Postal Service-then

NeighborhoodX: In praise of secondary cities

Every so often I include a guest post that I wish I had written on my own. This is one of them. It was written by my friend and colleague at NeighborhoodX. I hope you enjoy it. In praise of...

[Forbes] Penthouse Juxtaposition - What Developer Wants v. What Market Supports

No one will argue that a $70 million penthouse can be special. But when a penthouse has many open houses and sits on the market for more than a year, it seems reasonable to wonder about pricing. Saman

Commercial Real Estate Appraiser – Minnesota

Commercial Real Estate Appraisals Are More Complicated Than the Typical House Appraisal That is hardly a surprise. Unlike most home appraisals, there are usually far fewer comprable (comps) properties

Recent Appraisal Topics

Rules Change? Possible loss of business for Appraisers. Are we setting the stage for future misery, again? U.S. bank regulators may increase the commercial loan threshold for requiring appraisals from

Industrial Real Estate Appraisal Trends

National and Regional Industrial Real Estate Appraisal Trends We are looking to identify trends in national and major nearby metro areas to alert ourselves to anticipated changes in the demand for ind

Commercial Real Estate Appraisals – Minnesota When You Need It Done Right

Commercial Real Estate Appraisals – Minnesota When you need it done Right. Call 612-618-0917 http://www.mnreappraisals.com/ Our Appraisals Stand Up in Court. We are Court certified and expert wi

Real Estate Appraisals That Will Stand Up In Court, If They Had To – Minnesota

When Emotions Are Raw, and Trust Is Low, You Need a Real Estate Appraisal That Could Stand Up In Court If It Had To. Your client is going through divorce and there is real property involved. One party

Housing Values up on demand, but can lower financing costs help?

New warning lights for rising home prices Home prices are crossing the line again. After an epic housing crash, where values plummeted nationally by almost 35 percent, the nation is seeing new highs a

Commercial Real Estate Appraisal News

Appraisers group unveils three-year strategic plan | Real Estate Weekly The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today announced a three-year strategic plan to add

Estate and Inheritance Appraisals & Misc Value Building

A death in the family or in some cases in the company can create more than mourning over the deceased, Sometimes it can result in serious issues and sometimes fighting over the value of real estate am

Minneapolis Office Buildings

SkyScrapers Dot the Minneapolis Skyline We do not get a chance to do an appraisal on Minneapolis’s many skyscrapers very often, but we have done a fair number of office building appraisals over

Land & Development Property Appraisal

Development Land Appraisals Focus on Two Possibilities The value of the land in its current use The value the land should it be sub-divided A comprehensive development land appraisal will co

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