Upper Midwest BPA Conference

11/08/2022 I am sitting in the airport after having attended the Building Performance Association’s (BPA) upper mid-west conference in Bloomington, Minnesota waiting to fly home. It was a great conference and unlike anything I have ever attended before.  The BPA is an association that, in their own words: “To advance a thriving industry delivering improvedContinue reading “Upper Midwest BPA Conference”

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home and Its Appraisal Value

The following link is a blog that Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, ASA, ASA was quoted in. This is poste d with the owner of the blog’s permission. https://pearlcertification.com/news/upgrade-your-home-and-appraisal-value Sep 30, 2022 Share this story Sellers have had their day (or rather, their year). Now, if you’ve been following the U.S. housing market and mortgage rates, youContinue reading “5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home and Its Appraisal Value”

How Real Estate Appraisers look at Market Analysis

October 16, 2022 Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, ASA, RAA Member of RAC How Real Estate Appraisers look at Market Analysis To borrow a phrase from my friend, the real estate market has come to that, “Oh Shift!” time again. Nationally markets are tapering and changing. The Federal Reserve has caused quite the change in theContinue reading How Real Estate Appraisers look at Market Analysis

The Value of Community

Chicago It has been way too long since my last in-person class.  I am on the plane returning to my home and reflecting on the experience from a class on December 11, 2021.  Being an instructor, I am very happy when I am in the classroom, but this one was special. It is always greatContinue reading “The Value of Community”

Real Value

08/30/2021 As real estate appraisers we can have some tough assignments.  It can be a tough job, that if you practice ethically, can take a toll on you.  Folks are often upset, with compliments coming few and far between most especially in mortgage use transactions. With that in mind, I wanted to start sharing someContinue reading “Real Value”

For Your Consideration, A Review

In light of the recent, or rather ongoing, attacks on several members and staff at the Appraisal Institute (AI), I wanted to offer some perspective on the accusations and conjecture that has been offered over the last couple of weeks.  As the author of these blogs is an appraiser, and this deals with the largestContinue reading “For Your Consideration, A Review”