Tag Archives: Financial Crisis

POOR REAL ESTATE LENDING, UNDERWRITING, APPRAISAL REVIEW, FRAUD AND MISMANAGEMENT

By James R. MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA Introduction One wonders how the current financial crisis developed in this country. After all, we have faced  numerous financial crises dating back to the early 1800’s. The financial institutions, regulators, accounting firms, credit rating agencies, and … Continue reading

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Real Estate Appraisal Scope of Work and The Appraiser’s Data Request

By James R. MacCrate, MAI, CRE, ASA Introduction The valuation of real property interests is an orderly process that has been developed over the years to produce credible results. This process defines the problem and the scope of work that … Continue reading

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