REDUCED!! $89,800BRICK VENEER HOME FOR SALE 241 Grand Oak Ave, Rio Grande City 78582For additional information go to WWW.SOUTHMOSTAPPRAISALS.COM3 BEDROOM 2 BATH Central air/Heat CURRENTLY RENTED BUT IT IS FOR SALE WILL CONSIDER TRADE-INS (LOTS, SCRES, SMALLER HOMES, AND ITEMS OF VALUE)Designated Broker Name: Adelaido Gonzales Broker License #: 187190 Listing Office: Southmost Realty, Appraisals & Court Expert Witness
Was your home damaged ?
Photograph and document all of your
damages and repairs.
As the Chief Appraiser for the
Harris County Appraisal District, I want to let you know that the
2018 appraisals could reflect recent
flood or tornado damage from Hurricane Harvey.
some information about the appraisal
process and what you should do to
ensure HCAD is aware
of your damage.
The 2017 appraisals, as well as the
2017 taxing jurisdiction bills coming in November, will be
based on the value of your home as
of January 1, 2017 --
before the flood
We offer a full range of Real Estate Appraisal
services, with experience in many types of property. We are also experienced in
litigation support and expert witness services. Clients who have used our
expert testimony services include government agencies, tax entities, financial
institutions, legal and accounting firms and many other businesses. In many
cases, our independent, supportable analysis has allowed clients to settle
cases without going to court.
An appraiser must remain unbiased in performing
an appraisal of a property. But we can consult with you and advise you about
the relative strength of an appraisal presented by opposing parties. We can
also perform additional research and analysis to support or discredit
assumptions or conclusions.
Southmost Realty, Appraisals
& Court Expert Witness provee Evaluaciones de Propiedad, Consultas,
Servicios de Corretaje y Servicios de Apoyo Litigio (Testimonio de Testigo Experto)
en las (pero no limitado a) siguientes
Algunos ejemlpos ilustrativos son:
Evaluaciones de la quiebra
Evaluaciones para divorcio o inmigracion
Arbitraje Testimonio Experto
Valoraciones de Quiebra
Evaluacion de Negocio
Servicios de Asistencia para el comprador
Tareas de Valoraciones Complejas
Propiedades de Condominios
Evaluaciones discretas confidenciales
Evaluaciones para Tiendas de conveniencia
Tiendas de Conveniencia & Propiedades del
combustible al por menor
Evaluaciones para prestamos convencionales
Defectos de Contruccion en base a los danos del
valor de Mercado
Juicios de Deficiencia
Evaluaciones de Desarrollo/ servicio de Consulta
Fines de Divorcio Valoracion y Consultoria
Analisis de Diligencia Debida
Tasaciones de Servidumbre
Tasaciones de Dominio Eminente y/o Servicios de
Valoracion en Litigios de Defensa
Experto De Testimonio en Valoracion de Bienes
Servicios de Acuerdo de Sucesion
Evaluaciones basandose en Tareas Extraordinarias
y “como son” y “como reparado” Valoraciones
Analisis de Viabilidad
Analisis de Mayor y Mejor Uso
Inicio de Prestamos
Abogados de Vivienda y Construccion Defectosa
Valuaciones de hotel / motel
Evaluaciones de Supuesto Hipotetico
Propiedades que Producen Ingresos
Evaluaciones de condominios individuos
Evaluacion de Propiedad Industrial
Reclamos de Seguro /Conflicto de Evaluacion
Propiedades de Inversion
Valoracion de Tierra
Valoraciones de Propiedades Arrendadas Mejoradas
Evaluacion de Testigos Expertos en Litigio
Investigacion de Mercado
Valoracion de Mediacion y/ o Servicios de
Propiedades de Instalaciones Medicas
Propiedades de Uso Mixto
Evaluacion de Nueva Hipoteca
Evaluaciones de Interes Parcial
Evaluacion de Propiedad Personal
Evaluacion de pre-ejecucion
Eliminacion del Seguro Hipotecario Privado
Evaluacion en Fines de Legalizacion
Protesta de Impuestos a la Propiedad
Consulta de Construccion Propuesta
Asignacion del Precio de Compra
Evaluaciones y Servicios Consulta para Bienes
Evaluacion para Daños de Bienes Raices
Evaluacion para Litigios de Bienes Raices
Evaluacion para Parque de Vehiculos Recreativos
Evaluaciones para Refinanciamiento
Evaluaciones de Reubicacion
Evaluacion de Las Propiedades Inmobilarias
Reportes de Evaluacion typo : Uso Restringido
Evaluaciones para Hipoteca Opuesta
Revision de Evaluaciones
Evaluaciones para Instalaciones Religiosas
de Propiedad Rural
Assitencia al Vendedor para Venta Corta
Evaluacion para Instalacion de Alcancamiento
Evaluacion para Centro Comercial
Propiedades de Proposito Unico
Evaluacion para Ingresos de Propiedades Chicas
Valoracion Para las Propiedades de Seguro Social
Propiedades de Proposito Especial
Evaluaciones para Analisis de la Subdivision
Apoyo Litigio de Bienes Raices para Abogados y Acontadores
Servicios para Protesta de Liquidacion del
Propiedades de Proposito Credito Fiscal
(servicios de Impuestos Internos)
Valoracion De Adosados
Informe de Uniforme Residencial
Valoracion para Instalaciones de Almacenamiento
Valoracion de Informes Financieros
Valoracion para Gestion de Patrimonios
What Is Eminent Domain ?
The power to take private property for public use by a state, municipality, or private person or corporation authorized to
Exercise functions ofpublic character, following the payment of just compensation to the owner(s) of that property.
Appraiser Specializing In:
*HIGH ELECTRICAL VOLTAGE POWER LINES
*HIGH POWER GAS LINE INTRUSIONS
*DRAINAGE EASMENT EXPANSIONS
*TXDOT HIGHWAY EXPANSIONS
*ANY MUNICIPIAL WATER LINES
*FEDERAL PROJECT’S (HIGHWAYY EXPANSIONS,
DRAINAGE EXPANSIONS, PUBLIC WORK PROJECTS
*EMINENT DOMAIN APPRAISAL REVIEWS (FEDERAL,
STATE, MUNICIPALITIES, PUBLIC ENTITIES)
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counties in Texas. Contact us for rapid attention to your specific consultation
or Appraisal needs for AFFECTED properties located
within the State of Texas.
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WHAT IS Eminent Domain ?
The power to take private property for public use by a state, municipality, or private person or corporation authorized to exercise functions ofpublic character, following the payment of just compensation to the owner of that property.
VOLTAGE POWER LINES
your house can be a huge headache—especially when you're selling it in today's buyer's real estate market. One of the most
challenging aspects to deal with is determining your home's value. When it
comes to fixing a fair price, homeowners always shoot high. After all, you love
your house and you know how much work you've put into it. Won't someone else
appreciate it as much as you do?
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short answer is no. An experienced real estate
agent will take the
emotional factor out of the equation and help you come up with a realistic
market value for your house. But if you want to sell your house
yourself without a realtor—or you just want to be prepared for the
number they advise—here are five factors that can heavily skew the asking price
of your home.
all heard how important "location, location, location" is, and with
good reason. A great house in a bad location can knock as much as 50 percent
off the value. If you have the nicest, most expensive house in your average
neighborhood, then the value is also going to be much lower than it would be if
you had the least expensive house in a nice neighborhood. Other factors, like
freeways, proximity to a landfill or sewage treatment center, and train tracks,
can knock 10 to 15 percent or more off the value of your home. This is why it's
so important to shop location first when you're buying a house; you can always
improvements, but moving it to another neighborhood isn't going to
fridge is more than 15 years old and your oven isn't black or stainless steel,
then count on listing your house lower than you'd be able to if you had a fully
updated kitchen. With the influx of homes on the market right now, people
can easily get a home that doesn't need any updating, so why would they choose
one that does? If you don't want to update your home in order to sell it, know
that outdated rooms can affect the value of your home by up to 10 percent.
people don't want to own a home surrounded by rental properties. Although it's
a stereotype,tenants often don't keep up the property like
an owner would. In this case, the value of your house can go down as much as 15
percent, depending on how many rentals are in close proximity to your home.
market, don't count on getting more for your home if you just upgraded the
plumbing, bought a new furnace, or replaced your roof. However, if your home
does need those upgrades and you haven't done them, then it's going to knock as
much as 20 percent off the value of your home, depending on how severe the
upgrade is. Buyers simply don't want to shell out for major upgrades -
especially when there is a large pool of other properties to choose from.
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people looking to buy a house have kids or pets. If your home doesn't have a
fenced backyard, you're going to alienate a huge portion of the market since
fenced backyards are essential for keeping kids and pets safe and contained.
Not having a fence can knock up to 10 percent off your home's value.
Property tax appeals can help resolve any mistakes made in the assessment. The mistake that is easiest to identify is that your property is over assessed. The challenge in a property tax appeal is determining what smaller mistakes caused the over assessment.
Tax appraisers rely on mass appraisal techniques, applying market rents, occupancies and other information in a submarket to derive values. These rents and occupancies are often higher than what the property actually collects, resulting in over-assessed property values. The tax appraiser can also have incorrect information. Incorrect year built, size and other physical characteristics will effect the property valuation.
Hiring a reliable, experienced tax consultant can help identify flaws in your property's valuation and prevent you from being over-taxed.
If the data looks in your favor the next step is to meet with the assessor. If they do not agree to reduce the valuation or can not meet with you informally then it is necessary to attend a formal hearing. At the formal hearing, each side is given a certain amount of time to present their evidence to a panel of citizens. It is very important to be well-organized, communicate effectively and have copies of your materials for each panel member.
Getting expert assistance to save time and reinforce your property tax appeal is almost always worth the price. At Southmost Realty Appraisals And Court Expert Witness we are experts in our respective jurisdictions and understand the local markets and effective arguments to make to leverage the best return. We use our knowledge and expertise to help make your property tax appeals successful.
Once you have filed the protest form now you have to build a case. Complaining that your taxes are too high won't help. What you will need are cold, hard facts about your property and its valuation. Your assessment can be appealed based on a mistake made in the assessment or an assessment that is considerably higher than the value of other comparable properties.
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Overhead transmission lines have
the potential to reduce the sales price of residential and agricultural
Texas PUC approves ETT to
build Laredo-to-Rio Grande Valley transmission line
By Editors of Electric Light & Power/ POWERGRID
The Public Utility Commission of
Texas (PUCT) unanimously approved May 9 an application by Electric Transmission Texas (ETT) for a certificate of convenience
and necessity to build a 345-kV transmission line from the Laredo area
into the Rio Grande Valley.
The transmission project includes
construction of about 156 miles of 345-kV transmission lines that will connect
ETT's Lobo Substation near Laredo with substations north of
Edinburg and will add two new substations along the line route. The
cost of the transmission project is estimated at about $318 million.
In approving the CCN application,
the PUCT also approved a unanimous settlement with nearly 100 landowners along
the route, the PUCT staff and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The new
transmission line from the Laredo to the Edinburg area will cross portions of
Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg, Brooks, Starr and Hidalgo counties. ETT plans to
construct the transmission line on steel single-pole structures,
an approach supported by landowners.
The Electric Reliability Council
of Texas (ERCOT) determined Oct. 11, 2011, that the project is
critical for the reliability of the ERCOT system and, specifically, the Lower
Rio Grande Valley. Currently, there are only two 345-kV transmission lines
serving the Valley. Both of the existing lines import power from the Corpus
Christi area and run parallel to the Gulf Coast, which means both are
vulnerable to hurricanes and other severe weather. Work to
upgrade those two lines already is underway and should be complete this summer.
ETT is a joint venture between
subsidiaries of American Electric Power (AEP) and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. The joint venture acquires,
constructs, owns and operates transmission facilities within ERCOT, primarily
in and around the AEP Texas Central Co. and AEP Texas North Co. service
The presence of high-voltage
power lines near a property has long been a bane of real estate agents. Not
only are most power lines unsightly and sometimes noisy, but also they can
raise a number of safety concerns among buyers related to the risk of
electrocution and rumors that exposure to electromagnetic fields can cause a
variety of diseases, including cancer. These drawbacks have translated into
consistently lower property values for homes near power lines.
According to the Appraisal
Journal, the decline in value diminishes as the distance between the home and
the power line increases. Also, if the lines are partially obscured from view,
the decline is also found to be less severe. However, if the view is entirely
unobstructed, the price of homes as far away as one-quarter of a mile can be
Fifty-two of 54 real estate
agents surveyed by the "Roanoke Times" in 1998 stated that
high-voltage power lines lowered residential property values. However, real
estate agents noted that more expensive homes were likely to suffer a
disproportionately large decline in value compared with cheaper properties, a
discrepancy they attributed to the selectivity of a wealthier clientele.
"Cheaper property won't be affected as much, but homes in exclusive areas
will lose value," said William Ward, the owner of a Roanoke real estate
agency. "People who can afford to pay $200,000 for a house are not going
to want to pay that much for a house near a power line. Therefore it drives the
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The Right Move
Starts With The Right Team
When you find a home that seems
perfect in every way, it's often hard to see beyond your initial impressions.
You might not see the crack in the foundation, the school district that isn't
up to par, or the potential downside of a backyard pool. You need the guidance
of a trusted adviser to help you see what's beyond the surface.
What Makes a
Market Good for First-time Homebuyers?
Maybe you can't relocate to the
markets in the new "Top 10 Markets for First-time Homebuyers" list
from Realtor.com (although you might already be in one of them!), but the
metrics used by Realtor.com to compile the list gives great hints of what to
think about if you're considering buying a home in your current area.
All of these factors (among
others) help real estate professionals determine whether markets favor buyers
or sellers, and whether the real estate climate is considered favorable or
challenging. They're also factors you can look into, too, as you start
researching your options for buying a home.
But every market is unique. And
when you're ready to start the home buying process fully understand the market
conditions in your area is to talk to a real estate agent who knows.
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I WILL NOT SIGN ! GET OUT OF MY PROPERTY AND NEVER COME BACK! I WILL NOT DO THIS TO MY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS !
REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE WIND INDUSTRY ASSERTS, THE SERIOUS CONCERN FOR PROPERTY VALUES COME FROM PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO HEAR OR FEEL THE TURBINES ENOUGH SO THEY CANNOT ESCAPE THE NOISE AND VIBRATION EVEN WHEN THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO ENJOY THEIR PROPERTY, AND ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE TRYING TO GO TO SLEEP. FOR A HOME AFFECTED BY THIS SORT OF PROBLEMS THE REDUCTION IN VALUE MIGHT BE VERY LARGE INDEED, CERTAINLY INTO DOUBLE DIGITS AND IN THE WORST CASES APPROACHING 100% . THIS IS WHAT HOME OWNERS REALLY FEAR.
IN THE 2007 BURCH V. NEDPOWER MOUNT STORM, LLC DECISION, A WEST VIRGINIA COURT FOUND THAT WIND FARMS CAN CONSTITUTE A NUISANCE TO NEARBY LANDOWNERS. EVEN THOUGH THE STATES PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISION APPROVED THE FACILITY, THE COURT RULED THAT SUCH APPROVAL DOES NOT OVERRULE THE COMMON LAW OF NUISANCE. ACCEPTED CAUSES OF NUISANCE INCLUDE NOISE, EYESORE, FLICKER AND STOBE EFFECTS OF LIGHT REFLECTING FROM BLADES, POTENTIAL DANGER FROM BROKEN BLADES, ICE THROWS, AND REDUCED PROPERTY VALUES.