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Alice in Wonderland or...

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In the grid portion of the URAR 704, 2055 etc. I use the terms "More favorable", "Less favorable" and "comparable"

Once every 10 years I find a matched pair of sales in my rural counties where the term "comparable" is used more than my typical Less Favorable or More favorable.

Now I get a complaint that I am using the term comparable too much in the grid and the UW wants it changed.

I think it was the caterpillar in ALice in Wonderland who told ALice that words meant what he said they meant. , no more or no less

Now Ive seen others use "Superior", "Inferior" and "---------"

I told the AMC to have the UW tell me what to put in and get on with life. and so it goes...


Senior Member
Jan 16, 2002
would that be like using; "similar" ; "Less Similar" ; and Not Similar :?: 8O :? :roll:

we can create our own problems can't we - there words only words - but hey, some people like some words and other people don't like some words, don't ya think 8O


Jo Ann Meyer Stratton

Elite Member
Jan 16, 2002
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Certified Residential Appraiser
I use descriptive words in the grid as much as I can for my subject and all comparables. For location I use the name of the subdivision or area name like Artesia. For quality of construction if have for example Avg / SlBlk / Comp which means average quality, slump block exterior wall, composition roof. If the condition is different than average I use words like "roof", "flooring", etc. And then in the attached addendum I will also describe in more detail for each comparable where they vary from the subject. The more descriptive, the less callbacks! :D
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