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Vacant Property Size versus Sales Price Per Acre

by Administrator on Oct 18, 2017 Vacant Land Appraisal 4 Views

It doesn't take an education in real property to figure out that there is a relationship between the number of acres for sale or sold and the sold price per acre. Vacant residential land generally falls into loosely described strata that include; user home sites, small multi-lot sites, subdivision sites and large or master plan community sites. In the Las Vegas residential land market for example if you are buying a small property, like an acre or less, you are likely buying a home site for current or future development, and you will probably pay the highest price per acre of all residential land buyers. Individual home sites are relatively difficult to find in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV because builders develop homes on their own home sites. So, unless you are looking for a site for a custom home you will find small lots hard to find.

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Appraisal Market Segmentation Las Vegas / Henderson Nevada

by Administrator on Oct 5, 2017 Market Conditions Articles 12 Views

If you are an appraiser or mortgage lender who is new to Las Vegas / Henderson Nevada you may want to read on, because there are many who don’t understand which segments of the Las Vegas / Henderson market currently (in 2017) and in the recent past have seen the most sales and generally generate the most appraisal assignments. I’m going to work from my own (primary) sales data collected from various non-proprietary sources and while not 100% complete it includes a relatively large number of market sales and it is believed to be a good indicator. I have grouped property sales into the following categories; vacant land, office (which includes medical office), retail, industrial, apartment, hospitality and other. There were relatively few properties found to fall in the hospitality and other area and the other area was excluded from the following graphic.

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Appraising Atypical Residential Properties

by Administrator on Sep 28, 2017 Residential Appraisal 11 Views

Many appraisers have received a phone call from a hard money lender, bank or owner asking them to bid on a "different" type of residential property. The assignment is often to appraise a large, unique, Victorian home, an earth-sheltered bunker-like home, a geodesic dome home or a home that is huge (a mansion) and much larger than others in the market with special finishes. The building may also be located on a one-of-a-kind site. These appraisals are often challenging and you can almost bet that the owner or potential lender will be critical of your work.

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by Administrator on Sep 25, 2017 Writing Appraisal Articles 21 Views

Thus, this site is ranked in the top 10 with both and search engines. We are lacking some direct links, and we are working to remedy that problem, but the website has over 1,100 backlinks. We appreciate the support of our readers and we will continue to try to publish information that appraisers and the public can benefit from and are interested in reading. If you do a search engine query you will find that this website is near the top of the search engine results if you are looking under “appraisal articles.”

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Clark County Land Sales 2017

by Administrator on Sep 22, 2017 Vacant Land Appraisal 14 Views

As a Clark County and Nye County Nevada vacant land appraiser I try to track what is going on in the market and submarkets. The following graphic displays my best available historical and current data on Southwest Las Vegas vacant land sales, I have displayed the sales by 4 zoning categories, but I keep the data for more categories including R-3 or 18 DUPA and R-4 or 24 DUPA.

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