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Highest & Best Use Verbiage

Discussion in 'General Appraisal Discussion' started by LannyK, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. LannyK

    LannyK New Member

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    Mar 5, 2009
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Illinois
    I am looking for comments that people insert in their appraisal reports regarding highest and best use of the subject property. Obviously, I will come up with my own alteration and ideas about the subject but am looking for a good place to start. I will of course include the 4 determinations of HBU being physically feasible, financially feasible, legally permissible, and maximally productive.

    Thank you in advance for your assistance.
     
  2. Randolph Kinney

    Randolph Kinney Elite Member
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    Apr 7, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    California
    Note: The subject zoning code is PD-1, single family residential planned development Rancho Rel Oro as verified by the city of Oceanside. The subject as improved is a legally permissible use based on its current zoning. The lot size, shape, physical condition and land to building ratio allow the present structure and indicate a good utilization of the improvements. Based upon the current market conditions, the present use as a single family residence is its financially feasible and maximally productive use. The highest and best use is its present use.
     
  3. Elliott

    Elliott Elite Member

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    Apr 23, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Oregon
    The big 4, put in their logical sequence is all you ever need. AI's course on
    H&B Use should be a requirement before any appraiser gets to go out into
    the real world.
     
  4. CANative

    CANative Elite Member

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    Jun 18, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    California
    The requirement is simply to summarize the rationale for the HBU opinion and that can be done in one short sentence for most residential properties.

    Other properties may need a little more verbiage.

     
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