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How to Handle the Weird Stuff: Appraisal Methods from an Experienced Florida Appraiser


Example: Land lease. In a large development of approximately 300 houses, four of them were on a 99-year land lease with 55 years remaining. Reason was it was the last portion of the block of land, and the owner wouldn’t sell, but did agree to the land lease. Depreciated cost.

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Housing coalition publishes recommendations for GSEs’ ‘Duty to Serve’ plans

Housing Wire

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) “codified housing goals and added a Duty to Serve, which gives FHFA the tools to ensure that Fannie and Freddie stay focused on affordable housing and serving the housing needs of low- and moderate-income families instead of using a federal backstop to just cherry-pick the most lucrative loans.”