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.

On Bloomberg TV: What'd You Miss? 10-5-2017

I had a fun conversation on Bloomberg Television with Scarlet Fu, Joe Weisenthal and Julia Chatterley. We were discussing the results of our research behind the Elliman Report: Manhattan Sales 3Q17 th

11-2-17 Newz .Crazy Appraiser Stories, AirBnB and Value, 31 abandoned places

Crazy Appraiser Stories Excerpt: I had a house where the 1st floor den was connected to the basement via spiral staircase. Wife did not want the appraiser to go down the spiral steps and said she woul

11-9-17 Newz// Spite Homes, Appraiser Coalitions, Mortgages and Property Taxes

9 Unique Spite Houses Excerpt: Here are a few: Tyler-Spite House – Frederick, Maryland Montlake Spite House – Seattle Equality House – Topeka, Kansas The Cake House – Gaylordsville, Connecticu

One57 Flip Analysis From Manhattan's Peak New Development

For those of you that read my weekly Housing Notes, you'll know I refer to 2014 as "Peak New Development" for the Manhattan housing market. "Peak Luxury" works as a label too. Bloomberg news broke the

10-12-17 Newz//FHA-Appraisers responsible for water quality reporting?, Hybrid appraisal survey

New CU 4.2 makes it easier for lenders to change comp and subject data. MI companies can access CU Excerpts: During the weekend of Dec. 9, we will implement Collateral Underwriter® (CU™) 4.2, (whic

10-26-17 Newz//Haunted homes and Places, Liability Issues, Tax Savings

Haunted houses and places – Halloween is next Tuesday. ================================ Google Maps Listed The 31 Most Haunted Places In America And They Sound Terrifying From cemeteries and churche

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

11-16-17 Newz//:Value Of Additional Bedrooms, 13 Animal-Shaped Homes, Timber Towers

Architectural menagerie 13 animal-shaped buildings Just For Fun!! Excerpt: Novelty architecture can take on many fantastical forms – think municipal water towers done up like peaches and soft serve-

10-19-17 Newz// Appraisal Waivers, Crooked Houses, High-Low Home Prices

The Asymmetrical Charm of Crooked Houses They’re like regular buildings, but with a twist. Excerpt: THE BUILDINGS THAT OFTEN GET the most praise (one famed tower in Pisa not withstanding) are those

10-5-17 Newz//Increasing home prices in disaster-prone areas. USPAP and Desktop Evaluations

Home Prices Rising Twice as Fast in U.S. Cities with Highest Natural Hazard Risk Than in Lowest-Risk Cities  Homeowners in Highest-Risk Cities Have More Equity, Longer Homeownership Tenures  Appreci

Explainer: Overall Median Sales Price Submarket Changes May Not Fall In Range

This title is way too wonky but I found it hard to pare down. It's easier to explain visually. When I complete my research for Douglas Elliman in a particular housing market and the percent change in

9-28-17 Newz//Fees up or down?, Credit easing, San Francisco Castle

Albion Castle – A 140 year old castle with underground caves hidden in San Francisco. Just For Fun!! Excerpt: When Bill Gilbert was growing up near Candlestick Park, all the kids said that Albion C

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 fetch t

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’re there

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...

Vancouver's Epic Real Estate Boom, Visualized

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

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

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.

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

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

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 witnes

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 address

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 the

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 consider b

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