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ground leases

Introduction to Ground Leases

The types of land that are most frequently ground leased include retail pads in commercial centers, land within high-density urban centers, land along ports and harbors, and other areas where land availability is low and land prices are high and expected to escalate. Are…

TILA affects appraisers

How TILA Affects Appraisers

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is the largest reform of our financial regulatory systems since the reforms following the Great Depression. After the Great Recession, Congress passed Dodd-Frank in an effort to protect consumers and the overall financial stability of…

appraisal pressure

Handling Appraisal Pressure from Unethical Clients

It goes without saying that there’s no simple, easy way to deal with appraisal pressure. A major source of frustration for appraisers is the realization that clients do not have to follow USPAP. The ethical and performance requirements of USPAP apply only to appraisers,…

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