How Technology Is Changing the Landscape of Environmental Contamination

Environmental contamination continues to be a hot-button issue in the United States. From the closing statements in the Democratic Presidential Debate in Charleston, South Carolina to the trending Michigan State of the State Address, water contamination in Flint, Michigan is making the news daily. So are updates on the […]

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From Bitcoins to Cryptobonds to Blockchain Title Records… What’s Next?

Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne created quite a stir in the financial world when he announced his intention to sell uncertificated digital securities on a decentralized alternative trading system using the same technology used to trade Bitcoin digital currency. It certainly wasn’t the first time the maverick has been in […]

The effect of local and federal government website use on trust in government: an exploratory analysis

The objective of this paper is a closer examination of how information and communication technology (ICT) may influence consumer/citizen attitudes toward local and federal governments. This is accomplished through an exploratory analysis of how demographic variables affect local and federal government website use and their effect on trust in these levels of government. […]

RICS Summit of the Americas 2015, Part 4

My review of the 2015 RICS Summit of the Americas covers a lot of ground, but that’s because this informative conference offered attendees such a wealth of information. My previous posts have discussed California’s property tax laws, international valuation standards, and global investment trends. This final post discusses the […]

Technological Changes in the Appraisal Industry

These days, it seems technology increasingly affects every aspect of our lives, and the appraisal and mortgage underwriting industry is no different. There is now a dizzying array of software solutions for appraisers, reviewers, and lenders, including mobile apps, property identification solutions, more comprehensive multiple listing services (MLSs), automated […]