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Appraisal Process -- April 1, 2021
What Is Fair Market Value?
One of the most common questions that arise while clients review their appraisal is, "What is fair market value?" It is commonly misunderstood as the price that someone paid for an item initially, but that isn't true. It is important to note that fair market value (FMV) is much different…
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Appraisal Process -- March 24, 2021
Green Demolition: The Benefits are Far-Reaching
When deciding between traditional demolition and green demolition, known as deconstruction, you may be looking at the pros and cons. It can seem so much more straightforward to knock a residential or commercial building down, clean up, start with a clean slate. While traditional demolition may be faster, you are…
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Donate Building Materials -- March 18, 2021
GDC Q&A Spotlight: Donna Bass, Broker
Donna Bass has more than 20 years of experience in real estate and has been a Broker Associate with Realty One NC, LLC for five years. She primarily works in the Triangle Area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and all surrounding counties. Donna has been kind…
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Appraisal Process -- March 5, 2021
The Dangers of Choosing the Wrong Appraisal Firm
So you have already decided to deconstruct your property, but now you need to choose an appraisal firm to complete the necessary paperwork for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). How do you know what appraisal firm is better than another? Picking the wrong personal property appraisal firm can have serious…
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Residential Deconstruction -- February 25, 2021
How to Increase Your Renovation Budget
Have you found your dream home, but the kitchen needs some updating? Are you a builder who is looking at purchasing a teardown property? Or perhaps you are a multifamily building owner who needs to upgrade some large amenities? There is a way you can increase your renovation budget, providing…
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Donate Building Materials -- February 19, 2021
What Does House Deconstruction Cost?
Anything to do with your home — from minor renovations to full-blown repairs — incurs a cost. When your goal is home deconstruction over demolition, you can’t help but consider the price tag. After all, shouldn’t it cost more to take apart a house than to bulldoze one? You’ll wind…
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Donate Building Materials -- February 8, 2021
Donation FAQ: Where Can I Donate Office Furniture?
Do you know what it takes to move office furniture? The logistics alone take weeks of planning, and then there’s the cost of hiring a moving company; you’re losing money the entire time. Why not donate office furniture to someone in need? Doing so will grant you tax benefits, which…
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Residential Deconstruction -- February 4, 2021
How Real Estate Agents Can Benefit from Deconstruction
Deconstruction allows buyers to afford more, prevents sales delays, and takes no additional effort or cost on behalf of the agent. Real estate is a highly competitive field. Clients are looking for an agent that has the knowledge, skill, and experience to assist them in saving money. Deconstruction gives you…
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Commercial Deconstruction -- January 27, 2021
Benefits of Commercial Deconstruction
Investing in commercial deconstruction leads to higher property valuations and "greener pastures" as a differentiated leader in real estate development. New commercial real estate development typically has been about creating a “clean slate” via demolition before developing a property. Realizing users appreciated and generally paid higher rents for unique properties…
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Go Green -- January 21, 2021
How to Show Our Planet Gratitude This New Year
January is a great time to go through all your old items, do some cleaning and organizing, but it can generate a lot of waste. Between clearing out unwanted gifts, more boxes from online shopping, and old clothing, it is astounding how much we toss after November and December. However,…
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