Automotive real estate includes valuation on both land and improvements and has buildings, structures, or land used for the sale and storage of automobiles.
A county appraisal district (CAD) will typically categorize Automotive properties as shown above for appraisal purposes based on their highest and best use. A CAD will derive two different values when appraising a property: Market Value and Equity Value.
Due to the nature of Automotive Real Estate, the Market Valuation approach used by the CAD on these properties is the Cost Approach including any evidence of new construction or remodeling. Cost Approach can also be supported by the Sales Approach where market data and comparable sales in the area point to a lower value.
The Equity Value, also known as Uniform and Equal, is based on the CAD’s valuation of Comparable Properties and can also be used to fight for a lower value.
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