Legal Real Estate Appraisals

Legal Valuation of Real Estate in an Estate Proceeding for inheratance purposes

Supreme Court Affirms Chancery’s Appraisal Premium

The Delaware Supreme Court made its ruling this week in the ISN Software appraisal case.  A three-judge panel (not the full bench) affirmed the Chancery Court’s decision awarding a premium that was

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

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

Estate and Inheritance Appraisals & Misc Value Building - Minnesota Real Estate Appraisal Services LLC

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

The High Cost of Fewer Appraisal Claims, Revisited

Lexology’s Federal Securities Law Blog has this analysis of the recent article we posted about, the High Cost of Fewer Appraisal Claims.  The author, from Porter Wright in Ohio, notes that the rece

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More Guidance on Cayman Appraisal

As Cayman appraisal continues to develop, the Harneys firm posted last week about the recent guidance the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has provided on proper case management in the context of the

Appraisal Beyond Delaware: Arizona Takes Guidance from Delaware’s Valuation Methodology

We’ve already seen other states apply their own appraisal statutes; we’ve covered Nevada before, for example.  We’re now also seeing other courts look to Delaware courts for the tools and metho

appraisal | North Seattle College

Thank you for your interest in North Seattle College's Appraiser programs. At this time, due to the changes in the industry, North has temporarily suspended these programs and is no longer accepting n

Appraisal Outside Delaware: The Sunshine State Joins the Fray

While the vast majority of United States appraisal rights cases occur in Delaware, several other states — Florida among them — also recognize appraisal rights.  This past summer, a Florida appell

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

Appraisal as “Nontraditional Activism”

Seekingalpha has published this piece, “Appraisal Rights: Nontraditional Shareholder Activism” by Aberdeen Asset Management.  In this post, Aberdeen recounts the increase in appraisal in this dec

Delaware Supreme Court 3-Judge Panel Hears Appeal in ISN Software Appraisal

As reported in Law360 [$$], on October 11, 2017 the Delaware Supreme Court heard argument appealing the Chancery Court’s ruling in the ISN Software appraisal case.  We have previously posted on the

Delaware Supreme Court Hears Argument in Dell Appraisal**

As reported today in Law360 [$$], the Delaware Supreme Court heard argument yesterday on the chancery court’s ruling in the Dell appraisal case.  The court did not render its decision and did not i

New Study on Appraisal’s Protection of Minority Shareholders

The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation posted yesterday on Merger Negotiations in the Shadow Judicial Appraisal.  In this post, Professors Brian Broughman, Audr

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

More Coverage of Blockchain and Appraisal

In light of blockchain stock ledgers coming to Delaware, commentators and news outlets are starting to take notice. Recently, Bloomberg has covered the idea of stock ledger blockchain, as has the Fin

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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