Gary Sohmers knows something about the value of a campaign. The pop culture expert who spent 13 seasons appraising items on Antiques Roadshow on PBS spoke to The Observer on how we can make a pretty penny off of this election cycle’s memorabilia. The answer? Buttons!
In the grand hierarchy of real estate, appraisers, the folks who with measuring devices and Excel spreadsheets determine the worth of both the $1 million condo and the $1 billion skyscraper, occupy a relatively humble role. And yet the market presents the modest appraiser with perhaps the most existential dilemma in real estate: what is Read More
Take note: On his blog Matrix the other day, appraiser Jonathan Miller casually pointed out that his firm Miller Samuel “set a record for sales in [the] first half of August.”
We were curious about this "record," so we decided to give Mr. Miller a buzz to get some more information. Read More
Bloomberg News reports today that state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's asking some tough–and formal–questions of major home appraisers in New York City:
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is asking home appraisers to declare in writing that they were improperly pressured by mortgage brokers and lenders to inflate estimates and that such practices Read More