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What Is The MAI Designation In Real Estate Valuation?

  • 13 Sep
In the valuation industry, there are several designations that represent advanced levels of education, experience, and professional ethics. These prestigious designations are set forth by the Appraisal Institute – the “world’s leading organization of professional real estate appraisers.” The Appraisal Institute’s MAI Membership Designation is one such distinction. It is bestowed upon only those appraisers Read More

How Buying A Commercial Building Will Benefit You

  • 09 Aug
Investing in commercial real estate can be a very rewarding and lucrative business venture. Not only do you own a valuable asset that will in all likelihood appreciate in value, but you also secure a steady flow of revenue from your tenants that, in some cases, may yield higher dividends than stock investments. Here are Read More

The Easy Way To Understanding The Residential Appraisal System

  • 26 Jul
Whether you are buying, selling, or refinancing your home, federal regulations dictate that your lending institution must obtain a fair and unbiased appraisal to assess the home’s value as collateral for any loan they give you. If you’ve never had an appraisal done before, you may not understand the process. Here is a quick overview Read More

What You Need To Know About Appraisal Services As A Private Investor

  • 12 Jul
As a private investor, your ability to make sound judgments about people, properties and deals is often based on your instincts and experience. This often comes after years of making transactions, dealing with people, and knowing the market. However, even a novice investor knows that in order for a deal to be successful, the base Read More

Why Uniform Standards For Federal Land Acquisitions Matter

  • 28 Jun
Federal acquisitions can occur when the government justifies such action as serving the common good of the public. Assuming land and property for public buildings, infrastructure, national park space, security purposes and more are all examples of common federal acquisitions. In order to assure that the land and property being acquired is valued in accordance Read More

Company Benefits For Investing In New Jersey Properties

  • 24 May
The success and economic welfare of every state in America is largely based on the businesses it attracts and retains. Because companies consider the benefits each state offers when starting or relocating a business, competition exists. Some states provide more overall value to businesses than others. New Jersey happens to posses many valuable features and Read More

How A Real Estate Appraisal Can Get You The Right Property

  • 10 May
With The National Association of Realtors reporting on a market where “buyers battle for a smaller pool of homes and bid prices upward,” as a homebuyer, you need to make sure you are not paying more than any home you are interested in is worth. A real estate appraisal will help determine the fair market Read More

3 Things To Consider When Choosing A Real Estate Appraiser

  • 26 Apr
Real Estate Appraisers are independent, unbiased professionals that have the skills, experience, and credentials to determine the value of real estate. While appraisals can be requested by both lenders and consumers, the reasons for appraisals all center around the need to accurately assess the value of a property, be it residential or commercial. In New Read More

How To Choose A Residential Appraisal In New Jersey

  • 22 Mar
There are many reasons lenders request a residential appraisal. The two most common are home purchasing and home re-financing. In both cases, lending institutions rely on comprehensive appraisals to help them determine their Loan-To-Value Ratio (LTV) percentage when underwriting mortgages. This figure will have a direct impact on the interest rate they offer on the Read More

Buying A Commercial Building? Four Things To Consider

  • 08 Mar
In 2012, there were 5.6 million commercial buildings, and 8.7 billion square feet of floor space in the US. With analytics forecasting a drop in commercial property prices along the coasts by 2020, now is the time to prepare for any future investment. Here are four things to consider before making any commercial property purchase. Read More