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What are the types of real estate value?

Types of Real Estate ValueThere are several types and definitions of value sought by a real estate appraisal. It is important to know or specify which type of value that is to be estimated. The most common values are:

  • Market Value - is the estimated amount for which a property should exchange on the date of valuation between a willing buyer and a willing seller in an arms-length transaction after proper marketing wherein the parties had each acted knowledgeably, prudently, and without compulsion. See here for most used definition of market value: FNMA defined Market Value.
  • Value-in-use – The net present value (NPV) of a cash flow that an asset generates for a specific owner under a specific use. Value-in-use is the value to one particular user, and is usually below the market value of a property.
  • Investment value - is the value to one particular investor, and is usually higher than the market value of a property.
  • Insurable value - is the value of real property covered by an property insurance policy. Generally it does not include the value of the site. 
  • Liquidation value - may be analyzed as either a forced liquidation or an orderly liquidation and is a commonly sought standard of value in bankruptcy proceedings. Variations of this value is also used in foreclosure/REO, distressed sale and relocation. It assumes a seller who is compelled to sell after an exposure period which is less than the market-normal time frame.

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