Minneapolis Commercial Real Estate Insights

Many factors are involved in Commercial Real Estate Valuations, including historic and prospective factors that influence the surrounding area outside of the property in question itself.

9 Unintended consequences from no appraisal mortgages

Are no appraisal mortgages a wolf in sheep’s clothing? I’ve seen a lot of celebration recently from various players in the home purchase and mortgage game regarding the decision by Freddie

What makes a good sales comparable?

A guide to choosing a good sales comparable As an appraiser, I speak a lot at real estate agent’s offices. One of the most popular questions I get is how to choose a good sales comparable. This

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...

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.

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

6 Reasons Real Estate Appraisers Can Be A Realtor’s Best Friend

Real Estate Appraisers Can Be A Realtor’s Best Friend Contrary to popular belief appraisers and real estate agents can interact with one another. One of the main messages I make sure to get acro

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

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

What is gross living area in an appraisal?

What’s the big deal with gross living area? There is a direct correlation between the amount of gross living area in your home and its market value. If everything else is the same, a home with g

Lake Crest Real Estate Market Update in Hoover, AL

Lake Crest housing by the numbers I recently completed an assignment in the Lake Crest subdivision in Hoover, AL and thought I would share with you some market stats. The data in this chart goes back

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

Minneapolis Office Buildings - Minnesota Real Estate Appraisal Services LLC

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

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

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

NAR Appraiser Trends Survey

For a while now, NAR has heard from REALTORS® concerned about the state of the appraisal industry. Agents talk of difficulty finding appraisers, long turn-around times, and “rush” fees

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

Drones – the Appraiser’s Next Great Tool

The following is a guest post by Greg B. Mays. After years of consideration, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finally published rules on how to integrate drones safely into the National A

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

Appraisal Course for Lending Professionals and other Non-Appraisers

Lending professionals and other non-appraisers will gain a better understanding of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and its applicability to the lending process through

Third Exposure Draft – Valuation of Green and High Performance Property: Background and Core Competency

The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has issued the following document for comment: Third Exposure Draft – Valuation of Green and High Performance Property:

Alliance for Valuation Education Seeks SMEs

The Alliance for Valuation Education, a non-profit established with the support of thirteen leading valuation-related organizations (including the National Association of REALTORS), is soliciting appl

FHA Single Family Draft Handbook Appraiser Requirements

The Federal Housing Administration posted four draft appraiser-specific policy documents that will be part of the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook. FHA specifically encourages FHA Roster appraise

AQB Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) has issued an Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. In recent months, as states have worked to make

New Appraisal Tools Section on REALTOR.org/appraisal

NAR has added a new resource on the REALTOR.org/appraisal page called “Appraisal Tools.”  The Appraisal Tools page provides links to educational resources for real estate agents who w

New Mercury Mobile App May Speed Appraisals

      A new iOS app from a la mode, the Naples, Fla.-based real estate and mortgage technology company, offers a solution to appraisal delays. The app is called Mercury Mobile. It

Appraisal Practices Board National Talent Pool

The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation is seeking valuation professionals for a national talent pool to serve as a resource to the Board as it develops future voluntary guidan

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