AI in the News: Members Give First-Time-Buyer Advice on MSN Money
Appraisal Institute members Daniel Fries, SRA, Matt George, SRA, and Alvin “Chip” Wagner, SRA, were prominently featured on MSN Money July 16 in an article highlighting major problems first-time homebuyers should avoid.
The story reached a potential audience of nearly 10 million unique monthly online visitors.
In the article, Fries said that first-time homebuyers should be particularly cautious of “bargain” homes, explaining that they may come with problems that are expensive to repair or impossible to fix.
“Avoid the killer deal, as the chances are good there is some issue that made the other owner walk,” Fries said in the article. “Buying a dog of a house will always be less desirable than the cream puff with a good location.”
Also featured in national media coverage this past week were John Bredemeyer, SRA, MSN Real Estate, and William Waltenbaugh, SRA, Reverse Review.
These stories are among recent media coverage included in the “AI in the News” feature on the members-only section of the Appraisal Institute website.
Appraisal Institute members appearing recently in local media coverage include Warren Weathers, SRA, Tampa (Fla.) News and Tampa Bay (Fla.) Business Journal; Katherine Powell Banz, MAI, Portland (Ore.) Business Journal; Ken Flowers, Associate member, Florence (S.C.) Morning News; Thomas Dehn, SRA, Stuart (Fla.) News; and Robert Green, MAI, SRA, and KC Conway, MAI, Daily Journal of Commerce (Portland, Ore.).
See the latest media coverage about the real estate valuation profession, the Appraisal Institute and its members. Media coverage at “AI in the News,” found on the member log-in page of the Appraisal Institute’s website, is updated daily and also includes the latest news releases from the Appraisal Institute.