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What Makes Retail Properties Worth More?

by Administrator on Oct 24, 2014 Commercial Appraisal 6 Views

Retail assignments usually fall into a few categories and appraisers either get a request to appraise a detached, single user building that is sometimes in a shopping center, a single tenant retail condo or an assignment to appraise a multi-tenant building like a strip center. The most time intensive reports are on larger anchored shopping centers, especially if they include different property types like vacant pad sites, single-tenant buildings (often fast food restaurants, banks and taverns) and multi-tenant buildings.

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Las Vegas Strip Appraisals

by Administrator on Aug 26, 2014 Commercial Appraisal 41 Views

The Las Vegas Strip is its own market area and that market area is entirely different from other areas within the city. When you have 45 million or more visitors coming to a 5-mile strip of amusements and resort hotels there are supply and demand distortions. North Strip versus South Strip, assemblage versus resort hotel sites, Las Vegas versus Clark County, gaming versus non-gaming and a number of other economic and physical factors can make a difference.

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Cell Tower Appraisals - Advanced Issues

by Administrator on Aug 18, 2014 Special-Purpose Appraisal 45 Views

If you have taken some cell tower appraisal work you have probably had to deal with a number of issues that are above and beyond simple site leases. Here are a few "advanced issues" that you may have to address in your appraisal report.

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Problems with Banks

by Administrator on Aug 18, 2014 Business Operation 45 Views

For those of you who depend on banks assignments, yes I have been there, I don’t envy you your special vendor status. You are fine as long as the same appraisal service representative, loan office or bank VP favors you. If your contact leaves your special bank or banks, which they often do, you may end up off of their favored appraiser list. The biased selection process never went away, its my opinion that all banks should have to select from an approved panel and not play the age old biased selection game.

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Land Appraisals - Does Shape Matter?

by Administrator on Jun 16, 2014 Vacant Land Appraisal 127 Views

Shape is one physical characteristic of many that is used to describe a parcel of real property. All physical characteristics of a site are more or less important as they relate to the current use or potential use of a site. An irregular shaped or triangle shaped property will likely be more difficult to develop since fewer options for development will exist.

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