Category Archives: Valuation

Will Property Prices Need a Crutch as the Population Ages?

By: Mark Heschmeyer / CoStar Group September 12, 2012 There has been much speculation that single-family housing prices could take a hit as increasing numbers of baby boomers downsize and leave larger homes behind as they move into retirement age. That assumption is too general to be entirely accurate, according a pair of major economic papers on [...]
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Pricing Recovery Broadens Across CRE Property Spectrum

By Randyl Drummer / CoStar Group July 11, 2012 Commercial real estate pricing continued to recover through May 2012 at a fairly surprising pace across the board given the disappointing level of U.S. job growth and other economic factors, with gains expanding from the best  institutional-grade buildings to smaller and more general quality properties.
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The Valuation Trap

By: Rich Rosfelder/CIRE Magazine June 13, 2012 Can appraisers avoid the pitfalls of today’s market? Appraisals in today’s market are not for the faint of heart. Comparable sales are scarce, markets are changing quickly, and rules and regulations are stricter than ever. One false step could imperil even the most solid transactions.
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Obama administration pressures banks to reduce mortgage principal

By: Jon Prior / HousingWire July 6,2011 The Obama administration is putting more pressure on banks to help underwater borrowers by reducing the principal on current home loans.
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Mixed views on US commercial property prices

By: PW Staff / Property Wire May 25, 2011 United States commercial property prices fell to a post recession low in March as sales of financially distressed assets weighed on the market, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
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The Pricing Gap Narrows

By: Beth Mattson / CCIM Institute May 5, 2011 The chasm between bid and ask prices that emerged after the commercial real estate market plummeted in 2008 has narrowed significantly, and in some cases, disappeared altogether.
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