Category Archives: Residential Valuation

NY Court Allows Cuomo Suit Over Bogus Home Appraisals

“NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) – New York can proceed with a lawsuit accusing title insurer First American Corp of colluding with Washington Mutual Inc (WAMUQ.PK) to fraudulently inflate home values, a state appeals court unanimously ruled on Tuesday.” Read … Continue reading

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Macro Overview of the Residential Markets – Research Links & Analysis

By James R. MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA Overview Many economists and other real estate professionals are having a difficult time understanding the residential housing markets because interest rates are relatively low, prices have fallen sharply in many markets, and a … Continue reading

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Follow Up -What Has Happened to Land Values in New York Metropolitan Area?

Follow Up -What Has Happened to Land Values in New York Metropolitan Area?   By James R. MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA – MacCrate Associates LLC   In the last post, it was discussed that real estate appraisers have been taught … Continue reading

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Housing in the New York Metropolitan Area

Housing in the New York Metropolitan Area – February 28, 2009 By James R. MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA and Terry V. Grissom, PhD The turmoil in the housing markets has been a prolific topic for the media, professional journals, and … Continue reading

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And, It Will Get Worse – The Housing Mess

And, It Will Get Worse – The Housing Mess By James R. MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA The following chart indicates the long term trends in Nassau County’s housing market based on proprietary data maintained by George McCarthy, MAI at real … Continue reading

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