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View Poll Results: Duplex - Att Det or End unit...
I mark it detached since the duplex is separate from other duplexes 37 52.11%
I mark it attached (to each other) 21 29.58%
I mark it end unit since each end is an end unit 4 5.63%
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:57 AM
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Default Poll - Duplex - Attached, Detached, end unit?

2 - 4 appraisal report form

You are appraising a simple duplex, shared walls, one lot (not a patio home or what ever you want to call a zero lot line 2 unit home.)

Like the one below.... Where the checkbox asked for detached, attached, or end unit...which box do you mark? I see it as a detached 2 unit building...not "attached".. (had a reviewer question that)..I am not appraising only one side or the other of the duplex. I am appraising the entire building
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:00 AM
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From your brief description, I would call it a duplex (I am picturing a free standing building one one lot with two adjacent units in the building sharing a common wall, each unit has its own separate entrance, but maybe you mean something else?)
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:15 AM
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J - see my modified post above - yes, simple building with 2 entrances... mirror image
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:23 AM
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I see it as a detached 2 unit building...not "attached"..
I agree with you and have always done it that way.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:36 AM
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detached 2 unit building

you bet.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:50 AM
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You are appraising two units. They are attached to each other, so I would call them attached units. If they were two separate units (houses) not attached to each other, I would call them detached.

If you are calling these detached, what would you guys call two separate houses on a lot?

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Old 07-03-2011, 11:02 AM
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Default Definately Detached.

You are appraising a piece of property. Are the improvements on your piece of property attached to the improvements of any adjoining piece of property? If so, mark attached, if not then mark detached IMHO......
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:13 AM
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Detached two unit building (also known as a duplex)
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:28 AM
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what would you guys call two separate houses on a lot?
They're detached too. Keep in mind that we're talking about a FORM, which sometimes needs additional comments to make things clear.
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Another blast from from the past (November 2004) thread on the same issue:

http://appraisersforum.com/archive/i...p/t-87899.html

I know it looks like I'm outvoted here, but to me it may be unintentionally misleading to a reader of the report to call them detached units, especially if that reader is reading a summary of that report without front/rear photos, sketch or descriptive verbiage.

I'm pretty sure that if you ask most non-appraisers (especially buyers or real estate agents), they'd call these type units attached.

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