Category Archives: Real Estate Appraisal

THE TRUMP EFFECT

Commercial real estate prices seem to be inflating and rates of return appear to be at all time lows. Could this suggest that real estate is in a “bubble”?   There are two factors circling around that could spell a … Continue reading

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MUSINGS ON THE MARKET

In recent weeks there have been several unrelated news articles that, taken in the aggregate, paint a picture of what might be expected in the future. These stories are discussed below and are not in any order of reporting date … Continue reading

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REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS GET BLAMED

The New York Times Business Section of October 13, 2012 contained an article by Shalia Dewan entitled “Which House is Worth More?” The article is timely and interesting in that it highlights perceived problems of home sales facing the real … Continue reading

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SALES COMPARISON APPROACH IN REAL ESTATE VALUATION

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL ISSUES ** THE SALES COMPARISON APPROACH TO VALUE SINCE THIS ARTICLE WAS POSTED IN 2009 IT HAS RECEIVED MORE “HITS” THAN ANY OTHER POST.  WHAT IS A BIT SURPRISING IS THE FACT THAT THERE HAVE NOT BEEN … Continue reading

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HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE AT STARBUCKS TODAY

The letter below from Howard Schultz appeared in many newspapers and while it has little to do with real estate it has a lot to do with the health of this country and is most appropriate for a 4th of … Continue reading

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CHANGES IN THE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT

The commercial real estate investment market has experienced substantial change over the years and it is questionable as to whether or not the change has been good for all participants including the developer/investor/owner, the tenant and the lender. Before real … Continue reading

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HAVE OFFICE BUILDNGS RECOVERED?

The January 5th New York Times Business Section contained an interesting article reporting resurgence in office building transaction activity. The article pointed out that the activity was pretty much confined to primary markets like New York and Washington D C … Continue reading

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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE – WHAT IS IT REALLY WORTH

Ever since the commercial real estate (CRE) market began its decline in 2008 there have been all manner of reports indicating the level of decline. At the outset, market makers generally did not foresee a decline of the magnitude now … Continue reading

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CREDIT SUISSE IS THE VICTIM

The following article appeared in the news on January 4, 2010. “Property owners at four struggling and bankrupt resorts in Idaho, Montana, Nevada and the Bahamas have filed a $24 billion federal lawsuit against Credit Suisse, saying the bank gave … Continue reading

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THE REAL ESTATE BUBBLE

By now, if someone doesn’t know that real estate has declined in value, by a substantial amount, from its highs in 2007, they have just awoken from a three year sleep. There is no doubt that there was a real … Continue reading

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