COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: Is this the top?

Nationally, real estate has cycles. These cycles typically occur in 7- to 11-year periods and are the result of overbuilding and changes in the cost and availability of financing. In northern Michigan, values have always gone up. Well, not always, but most of the time...

REAL ESTATE: Musings of a real estate voyeur

As a real estate appraiser and consultant, I view the market from a detached point of view. Although I have investments in the local real estate market, most of the work I'm involved in requires that I distance my self interests. I look at the...