Category Archives: Property Value

Estate Planning: 5 Documents You’ll Need to Get Started

Estate planning: you know it’s essential, but how do you begin the process? What estate planning documents will you need to get started? If you’re asking these questions, you’re not alone. The fact is that estate planning can be confusing, and it helps to have a skilled attorney guide you through it. While the range … read more

Texas: The Business Friendly State

According to a study conducted by Spectrum Location Solutions, LLC, 1,800 companies left California in 2016. While those companies spread across the country, many went to one of the most business-friendly places in the union: the Lone Star state. In fact, Texas has held the first-place position as far as business-friendly states go for more … read more

How do you Measure the True Value of Your Business?

Your business: you’ve put years of blood, sweat, and tears into it. You know precisely what it’s worth to you. How do you measure the actual value of your business, though? If you’re raising new funding, applying for a loan, or selling your company, the first step is to determine your business value. Luckily, this … read more

Understanding “Land Value” and What it Means for Your Property Taxes

It’s that time of year again: property tax appraisal notices are making their way to mailboxes everywhere. Property owners, meanwhile, are reacting with various levels of shock and bewilderment. This makes sense, given that property valuations and property taxes in Texas can feel baffling. Fortunately, it’s not too late to do something about your property … read more

The Importance of an Appraisal in an Insurance Claim

Insurance: you carry it to protect your property. If you’re like most people, though, you hope never to file a claim. That’s understandable. Unfortunately, things happen, and damage to your property can be sudden and unexpected. In these cases, you’ll be grateful that you have insurance, and thankful for the damages your policy will cover. … read more

Why is it Important to get a Land Appraisal in Texas?

If you own land in Texas, having a recent appraisal on the property is essential. Many people who buy and sell property don’t fully understand the importance of an assessment, or how land valuation professionals determine the value of a property. Today, appraisals are critical to the estate planning process and are especially important in … read more

Estate Planning: How to Get Started

Creating an estate plan is a lot like building wealth or training to run a marathon: it takes some time and a very intentional approach. If you’re like most people, you know that you should develop an estate plan, but you might not be sure where or how to start. Don’t worry – you’re not … read more

Part 1: Top 10 Questions About Commercial Real Estate Appraisals

You are planning to open your first nightclub in College Station, Texas, and need to know how much to spend on a new building you have your eye on. However, asking for commercial real estate appraisals scare you. We can help you become more familiar with this report by addressing 10 common questions in a … read more

How Can You Make the Commercial Appraisal Process Faster?

Normally, a commercial appraisal should take three to four weeks to produce. But often this process can take much longer. Several delays can hinder making a commercial appraisal process faster. These derail a qualified appraiser trying to collect all the information and documentation necessary to determine an accurate value on the property.  Common Problems in … read more

Find Out Who Owns the Mineral Rights on Your Property?

Unlike other countries in the world, the United States allows mineral rights to be sold separately from surface rights to individuals or corporations. In other nations, governments typically claim minerals that exist underground. U.S. lawmakers passed the General Mining Law in 1872 to encourage settlers to move out west. Today, the 19th century measure still rules the … read more