About Real Estate Appraisal & Valuation Issues

Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation Issues is directed toward judges, lawyers, accountants, review appraisers, government agencies and users of real estate appraisal, valuation and consulting services.  


Judith B. MacCrate, SRA has been active in the real estate appraisal business for more than 25 years serving the New York Metropolitan area.  She was formerly employed by Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company where developed and implemented a full Quality Control Program for secondary market compliance, created the ongoing in-house Appraisal Review Training Program for the underwriting staff, and managed the residential real estate review process.  She also worked at Chemical Bank and was responsible for residential review appraisals and quality control.  Most recently, she employed by Nassau County as the Supervisor of Assessment Assistance for three years and three years as the Supervisor Small Claims Assessment Review Division.


This blog was started by Jim MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA who has been active in this field for more than twenty five years and had his own firm, MacCrate Associates LLC specializing in appraising complex real estate valuation issues and was located in the New York Metropolitan Area.  He is a member of the national faculty of the Appraisal Institute and often teaches at New York University, Long Island University and Baruch (CUNY) in Manhattan.  He has written an article on Appraisal Reviews and Their Importance.  You may view the abstract and download the paper at the URL: http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=1009583.


I hope to continue to provide important insights on real estate valuation issues, procedures, methodologies and other comments that affect the users of real estate appraisal and consulting services.  Often, I will invite others to contribute to this blog on related topics from professionals servicing the real estate valuation industry.

Judith B. MacCrate, SRA

Real Estate Valuation Reviews & Consulting Services

Serving the New York Metropolitan Area

P.O. Box 147

Oyster Bay, New York 11771

(516) 732-0502

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