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The Impact of Raising the Dollar Limit for Requiring Appraisals on the US Mortgage Industry

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by Dr. Michael Sklarz* and Dr. Norman Miller** | May 01, 2019 Download a PDF file of this research paper here. Preface: At first glance it might seem that raising the limit for home mortgages requiring appraisals would force…
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The Impact of Waterfront Location on Residential Home Values

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by Dr. Michael Sklarz and Dr. Norman Miller  |  March 27, 2018 Download a PDF file of this research paper here. Introduction At Collateral Analytics we continuously work to improve our valuation models by incorporating new and…
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The Impact of Waterfronts on Residential Home Values, Part 2: Considering Climate Change and Flood Risks

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by Dr. Michael Sklarz and Dr. Norman Miller | October 01, 2018 Download a PDF file of this research paper here. Introduction Waterfront sites provide unspoiled views, access to recreation and fishing, and cleaner air. In recent years we…
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The Story of Entry Level Housing Affordability in the USA Considering Price Tiers and Property Taxes

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by Dr. Michael Sklarz and Dr. Norman Miller  |  October 16, 2017   Download a PDF file of this research paper here. Introduction As of the fall of 2017, the media and many housing analysts seem to have…
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The Transition from Negative Equity to the REO Inventory – Challenges and Initial Findings

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By James R. Follain, Norman Miller, and Michael Sklarz A critical issue in today’s housing market concerns both the size of the distressed real estate inventory and the speed at which it will dissolve. The faster the transition from distressed…
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What Do We Really Want From Residential Real Estate Available and Proposed Indices?

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by Dr. Michael Sklarz and Dr. Norman Miller Introduction The very first paper to ever suggest an instrument for hedging residential real estate price risk was entitled “It’s Time for Some Options in Real Estate”.[1]   We examined…
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Why Housing Price Indices Are Super Tools Waiting to be More Fully Utilized: and How to Produce Them?*

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by Michael Sklarz, Ph.D. and Norm Miller Ph.D.    Abstract There are a variety of house price indices that are useful for the market. While large scale metro indices are most often discussed by…