1. Property Description:
A detailed description of the property, including size and location, must be included in an appraisal report as a part of the Appraiser Checklist. This helps to provide context for the appraisal process.
2. Market Data:
The analysis must include information such as current market trends, competitive properties, and recent sales to obtain an accurate assessment of value.
3. Zoning Regulations:
Understanding local zoning regulations is important for appraisers, as it could impact the value of a property or its potential uses.
4. Cost Approach Analysis:
Appraisers must analyze the total estimated costs associated with constructing the improvements on a subject property and subtract accrued depreciation from that amount to obtain an estimate of market value.
5. Site Evaluation:
The subject property should be examined and compared to other similar properties to gain a better understanding of its fair market value.
6. Highest and Best Use:
Appraisers must consider how the current use or potential use of a property can impact its value, which requires analysis of the legal, physical, and economic characteristics of the site.
7. Physical Conditions:
A thorough inspection of the property is necessary for appraisers to assess any existing damage that needs repair or replacement and determine if any improvements have been made since it was purchased.
8. Legal Description:
This includes all relevant documents related to titles such as deed restrictions, easements, and zoning restrictions. This information is important for appraisers to be aware of to assess the potential value of a property.