Thursday , 27 February 2020

George Dell

George Dell
George Dell is the owner of Valuemetrics, a values-based education company. George has been authored in the Appraisal Journal. George’s education in economics and statistical analysis drove him to pursue additional applications in real estate analysis by further learning about mathematics fundamentals. George has earned the MAI, SRA, and ASA designations.

Fun with Fannie, Freddie, and Friends

Our Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have offices located “just across the river” from each other. The Potomac may be getting wider. The GSEs have been effectively owned by the public since the “great recession,” where public dollars bailed out these institutions. Will this change soon? We have changes: In regulation, forms, ownership, and business models. …

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Blue Door, Red Door, Doggie Door Value

This article was first published in the Fall 2019 Edition of Appraisal Buzz Magazine. To receive this subscription directly, click here. Why won’t statistics work?! Recent studies, by seemingly responsible companies, have shown such things as red doors, pet doors, $100,000 pools, and flatter roofs as making properties more valuable. My first reaction each time is: “This must be a …

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New Forms? New Future!

A question we all need to ask ourselves is, will the new form be a form or something else? A context is in order.  Why were the old forms like they were? What has changed? How will the new forms adapt to the change? It made sense for any form to fit on a regular sheet of paper. We have …

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Why Stats? Why Graphs? Why Data? Why Science?

Why Stats, Why Graphs, Why Data, Why Science? (Part VI of VI) How is this stuff different from the established classical, traditional appraisal “process”?  Is this technology or a new theory? Are data, and science somehow better?  Or is it just mumbo-jumbo to look impressive?  Is there something wrong with traditional appraisal theory?  The traditional emphasis on three approaches continues …

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Reliability: A Desirable Goal?

This article was originally published HERE. For more articles from George Dell, you can visit georgedell.com. Every profession I know that deals with numbers also provides some estimate of the reliability of the result.  An engineer would not say “the most probable life of this bridge is 87 years.”  The engineer might provide a minimum, or a range, or some indication of …

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