The competition asked students to examine the impact of student-loan debt on first-time home buyers, discuss policies that have been implemented to mitigate this problem, and provide additional solutions.
Prompted by significant changes to appraisal practice made by the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate examined appraiser remuneration, investigating the concept of "customary and reasonable fees."
Dan Nguyen is among ten winners nationwide who are pursuing a degree that will prepare them for a career in the commercial real estate industry.
The scholarship recognizes an undergraduate student who has shown academic achievement and an interest in pursuing a career in real estate management. Dan Nguyen will also receive an all expenses paid trip to IREM's 2014 Fall Leadership Conference in October where she will be formally recognized as the scholarship recipient.
Chris Lomaka came to Virginia Tech as a new student two years ago, with his three quadruplet siblings at his side. While still close, each of them is finding their own niche, including Chris, whose has found a balance between academics and athletics.
The Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate is a six-college collaboration to help students find their niche, while understanding the broad field of real estate.
Meet Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate Director Kevin Boyle