My assignment was to appraise a home that was close to the freeway. This home is one home in a small development of newer homes. The home was a 1.5 story home with square footage that was more in line with the 1 story homes in the area. Typical two story homes offered much more square footage than the subject. The development was (Planned unit development) PUD, which resulted in newer homes that are located on smaller lot sizes.

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From this point, I begin to look in other developments that are over one mile from the subject that offer any similarities. Soon, a pattern emerges and the value is supported by the most relevant homes. The most recent, relevant comparable sales in cases like this are usually just newer homes that offer somewhat similar square footage and garage count. And they usually support the listing in the area, because if they don’t the appraiser is going to have to explain why the listings in the area offer a significantly different price than the sales outside the area.