Monthly Archives: August 2017

Err Fair

My original training in real property valuation was as a rights-of-way appraiser for a state highway department. The instruction for this job repeatedly stressed the principle of giving the property owner the benefit of the doubt in all matters involving … Continue reading

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The Missing Link

The law of averages says… well… nothing you want to hear, because it is pretty much a misunderstanding of probability. The fact something has not occurred in a series of trials does not necessarily improve the chance of occurrence in … Continue reading

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Dixie Follows the Market

The Any Municipality County assessment department enlisted Dixie’s help on a new retail development, due to her experience as Commercial Real Property Analyst. Dixie reviewed the file but no matter how many times she processed the income-based numbers, the value … Continue reading

Posted in The Adventures of Dixie Phair