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Golf’s in a Trap: Golf Course Valuation During the Decade of Golf’s Decline

North Carolina used to be one of the most popular states in the US to enjoy playing golf. But for the last decade, golf has fallen out of favor with a lack of interest from new generations and rising play prices. North by Northwest investigates how golf courses are coping with the cultural shift. And what happens to the land value of a course that’s no longer profitable? The Changing …


Why Now is the Time to Invest in Hickory, North Carolina

The city of Hickory has always been an innovator in North Carolina. Historically, Hickory was one of the first towns to install electric lights in 1888 and a complete sewerage system in 1904.  The History of Industry in Hickory Hickory is continuously at the forefront of industry and business in the United States. The city is home to one of the oldest furniture manufacturers in the United States that is …

Fire Trucks in a Fire Station

A Tale of Two Fire Stations

Learn how an appraiser manages difficult appraisal problems while appraising two very different fire stations, which as public sector and special use properties have limited marketability.

a residential street of a mobile home park

Added Value to Mobile Homes

How our appraisal firm estimated the market value of five mobile homes and raised the total value of the property by $50,000.

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Up to Our Knees, Not Out of Our Depth

Every appraiser knows while inspecting a property, a surprise could be waiting just around the bend: as we cross a train track, out of nowhere a train approaches; as we explore an abandoned warehouse for the source of a rattling sound, a rattle snake slithers by …so what happens when you find yourself appraising on an island?