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The Future of Luxury Condos

The Future of Luxury Condos: 6 Trend-Setting Developments

Today’s luxury homebuyers are downsizing, prioritizing quality over space. Many are seeking luxury condos in great locations with eco-friendly features and top-of-the-line lifestyle amenities. Luxury condominium developers are recognizing the importance of including ‘wellness’ amenities and providing a luxury experience for their residents. New…

Why Luxury Homebuyers Are Downsizing

Why Luxury Homebuyers Are Downsizing

It seems only a few short years ago that demand for large properties, mega-mansions, private estates, and luxury ranches were all the fashion. But the younger generation, especially Millennial millionaires, are shying away. Here, we look at the changing face of the luxury home…

9 Green Building Materials and Techniques

9 Green Building Materials and Techniques

Many builders and property owners are utilizing earth-friendly materials and construction techniques such as adobe, cob, rammed earth, poured earth, earth-bag, strawbale, cordwood, bamboo, and Earthship. It is recommended that appraisers become familiar with these types of green building materials and techniques. 1. Adobe…

How to Find a Real Estate Appraisal Mentor

How to Find a Real Estate Appraisal Mentor

If you’re a licensed trainee entering the appraisal business, finding a supervisor can be a challenge. Many real estate appraisers don’t have the time to mentor a beginner. Sometimes they fear that the newcomer, once fully trained, will become a competitor. However, this is…

7 Ways to Get Into Real Estate Appraisal

7 Ways to Get Into Real Estate Appraisal

Curious about how to get into real estate appraisal? While many appraisers got their start through a family business, there are many different ways to break into the appraisal profession. We recently asked our appraisal community, “How did you get into the appraisal business?”…

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