Appraising Disasters: When the Levee Breaks

Editor’s Note: With the spate of hurricanes, floods and fires, disaster work is on the minds of many. Here is a first person account by one appraiser who spearheaded the valuation of an entire town that was swept away in a flood. Appraising Disasters: When the Levee Breaks By David Phillips, SRA Before August of… Read More

Estimating Physical Deterioration

What I like about writing these articles is the research it takes for accuracy and current terminology. For many years I was taught that accrued depreciation was depreciation from all causes, which consists of physical deterioration, functional obsolescence and external (locational and economic) obsolescence. This term is also used with those who value businesses… Read More