As a child, many of my best friends had darker skin than mine. Fortunately, I grew up in a family whose view is that all people are equal, and that differences in race, skin color and background, are what make humans so beautiful. Sadly, there are some that do not share that view. As a… Continue reading Is This Discrimination?
Welcome to 2021! I hope you all are hanging in there and doing as well humanly possible. To start off the new year, I thought that I would tackle the topic of land. It can be easy to over-simplify value because value is not always as clear cut as it appears. For example, if a… Continue reading How Surplus & Excess Land Work
Are you concerned about the speed for which the COVID-19 vaccines are being developed? Can they be reliable even though the process has been much faster this time? It used to take years to develop a vaccine. However, as we continue to deal with the fallout from the pandemic, scientists have been working around the… Continue reading How Vaccines & Value Development Have Sped Up
Real estate professionals have had a very busy year. Homes are selling, often within days, with multiple bids. This is largely due to an extended period of a shortage of home listings. This shortage has driven home prices up across the country. You can see this happening in my graph below, which reflects the relationship… Continue reading Closing The Gap Between Yesterday’s Prices & Today’s Values
Did you know that appraisers and epidemiologists have some things in common? I talk about it in this article.