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Commercial Property Insurance Rates on the Decline

Low Incidence of Natural Hazard Events in 2015 Likely to Contribute to Continuing Trend

Thomas O'Neil    |    Insurance

Commercial Property Ins Policies

During the last few years, commercial property insurance rates have steadily declined and the trend is expected to continue in 2016. The decline has been fueled by several factors which begin with a steady stream of entrants into the commercial insurance market including non-traditional insurers, start-ups and investors in search of alternative opportunities for capital. More suppliers have...

Market Value vs. Replacement Cost

How to understand the difference between these two value approaches

James Siebers    |    Property Valuation

Market Value vs. Replacement

The market value and replacement cost of a building are not the same thing. They are distinctly different concepts which are estimated using different criteria. It is not necessary that the market value and replacement cost of a building are identical. They are two distinctly different approaches to valuing a property.

Market value is the estimated price at which your property...

Regulations Continue to Worsen ABS/Non-Agency Liquidity Squeeze

Alternatives like Rule 144A offer some relief

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy

As top players in the asset-backed securities market met in Las Vegas at the end of February, they continued to confront a market that still shows few signs of regaining its pre-mortgage crash luster. The ABS/non-agency RMBS market remains mired in a hard liquidity squeeze. But at least one vehicle shows signs of life—if issuers are willing to take on some credit risk...

Note Sales Build Private Market for Distressed Assets

Fannie Mae Package Brings it to $4 Billion NPLs to Date

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy

Foreclosure For Sale Sign

The foreclosure numbers continue to improve markedly, as the latest CoreLogic report shows (completed foreclosures were down 20 percent for 2015 and have been tracking lower for 50 consecutive months). But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a sizable batch of defaulted properties, many in judicial states, which are 20 percent, even 30 percent underwater.

The...

Valuing Retail Buildings for Real Estate Assessment Purposes

Go With the Cost Approach for Best Results

James Siebers    |    Property Valuation

Tax Bill

Recently, several national chain retailers have attempted to get their property assessments and taxes reduced based on the assumption that the buildings out of which they operate should be valued by comparing them to vacant or “dark” buildings, or buildings that are used for a different, less valuable purpose than what they were intended for. The retailers argue they should...

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