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9 Green Building Materials and Techniques

9 Green Building Materials and Techniques

Many builders and property owners are utilizing earth-friendly materials and construction techniques such as adobe, cob, rammed earth, poured earth, earth-bag, strawbale, cordwood, bamboo, and Earthship. It is recommended that appraisers become familiar with these types of green building materials and techniques. 1. Adobe…

Q&A: Fannie Mae and the Cost Approach

Q&A: Fannie Mae and the Cost Approach

We often receive questions from appraisers regarding Fannie Mae and the cost approach. For example: “I’m appraising a property and have been instructed to comply with Fannie Mae guidelines. I understand that Fannie Mae requires the sales comparison approach, but what if there aren’t…

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