Definitions, Contingencies and Limiting Conditions for Appraisals
DEFINITIONS: DATACOMP APPRAISAL SYSTEMS, hereinafter “DAS”, offers two types of manufactured home appraisals, each serving the unique needs of our client.
TYPE ONE appraisals start with the “book” value for the home as published in the NADA Manufactured Housing Appraisal Guide, adjusted for the state location. The “book” value is then further adjusted based on an on-site inspection of the home and the community. Since the NADA Manufactured Housing Appraisal Guide value is based on a depreciated replacement cost approach, it may not represent the true current local market value of the home. Depending on the local market conditions the home could have a fair market value substantially lower or higher than this depreciated replacement cost value. This type of appraisal is commonly referred to as an “NADA” appraisal and commonly used by lenders specializing in manufactured home loans. Datacomp does not warrant the accuracy of the values in a TYPE ONE appraisal.
TYPE TWO appraisals are market value appraisals as indicated by what other similar homes have sold for in the subject home’s market area. This type of appraisal is commonly referred to as a “Comp” appraisal and also includes an on-site inspection of the home and the community. The comparable sales information is most often obtained 1) from our proprietary database of homes that we’ve appraised, or 2) from sales information solicited from local community managers, manufactured home dealers, or others in the local area who may have knowledge of specific and recent manufactured home sales. The general lack of MLS or Government records in the manufactured housing industry makes these comparable sales difficult to verify or validate, and therefore Datacomp does not warrant the accuracy of the values in a TYPE TWO appraisal. In the event a client desires verification and validation of comparable sales information sources, special arrangements for additional time and fees can be made to perform such research on a best efforts basis. Unless a Source Data Verification Addendum is attached to this report, this research was neither requested nor performed.
CONTINGENCIES AND LIMITING CONDITIONS: This report is subject to the following conditions and to such other specific and limiting conditions as are set forth in the report.
Definitions, Contingencies and Limiting Conditions for MSRVs
- DAS assumes no responsibility for matters of a legal nature affecting this property or the title thereto, nor does DAS render any opinion as to the title, which is assumed to be good and marketable. The property is assumed to be under responsible ownership.
- Neither DAS nor any of its representatives is required to give testimony or appear in court because of having made this report, unless arrangements therefore were made at the time this report was ordered.
- DAS assumes that there are no hidden or unapparent conditions of the property which would render it more or less valuable. DAS assumes no responsibility for such conditions, or for engineering which might be required to discover such factors. No engineering tests were requested or made in conjunction with this report and no responsibility is assumed for the soundness of the structure.
- Information, estimates, and opinions furnished to DAS, and contained in the report, including but not limited to information regarding whether this home is in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) were obtained from sources considered reliable. DAS does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
- DAS uses Independent Contractors to perform some functions of the appraisal process.
- Disclosure of the contents of this report is governed by the Bylaws and Regulations of the professional organizations with which DAS is affiliated.
- On all reports that are subject to completion of repairs, or alterations of the home, the report and value conclusions, if any, are contingent upon completion of the improvements in a workmanlike manner.
- DAS assumes that the home and its component parts, including but not limited to appliances, tie-down systems, heat tape installations, heating and cooling systems, electrical systems, and plumbing systems were installed or will be installed in compliance with all local building codes and does not warrant the adequacy of any such installation.
- DAS assumes, without testing, that all components and appliances are in safe working order unless noted otherwise.
- DAS assumes that the owner is in peaceful possession of the property in question and is not unduly restricted from transferring the right of occupancy of the premises on which the home is located unless so noted in the report.
- In the event the owner of the land on which the subject home is located requires certain improvements to the subject home upon resale, DAS assumes no responsibility for identifying such required improvements. Unless specifically stated to the contrary, the estimate of value, if any, includes only those improvements that have been made at the time the home was inspected for purposes of this report.
- DAS will utilize its best efforts to determine the year of manufacture, manufacturer and model, but does not warrant the accuracy of this information.
- DAS will utilize its best efforts to determine the existence of axles but does not warrant the accuracy of this information or the adequacy of the axles to transport the home.
- DAS will utilize its best efforts to determine the existence of a tie down system but does not warrant the accuracy of this information or the adequacy of the system.
- DAS does not warrant the market value, if any, or cost approach value, if any, nor does it warrant the marketability of the home at that value. Comparable sales data, if used, is gathered from sources including, but not limited to, our past appraisal data, manufactured home dealers, and community managers. DAS does not guarantee the correctness of their information nor does DAS verify or validate such information unless a Source Data Verification Addendum has been attached to the report.
- DAS assumes that the property is being used in compliance with all applicable zoning and use regulations and with all Federal, State and local ordinances, including environmental regulations.
- No environmental impact studies were requested or made in conjunction with this report. It is assumed, unless otherwise stated in this report, that the property is not affected by environmental problems either on site or in close proximity.
- No air quality analysis were requested or made in conjunction with this report. It is assumed, unless otherwise stated in this report, that the property is not affected by air quality problems resulting from formaldehyde, radon gas or any other substance.
- This report is furnished solely for the benefit of the person or entity first invoiced for this report. However, in no event shall DAS be liable for any incidental, consequential or special damages. This report may not be used or relied upon by any other person or entity without our prior written consent and payment of a fee. No person or entity shall be deemed to be a “third party beneficiary,” or otherwise entitled to rely on this report unless specifically identified in writing as a “third party beneficiary”.
Datacomp Appraisal Services (Datacomp) has not physically inspected this home. Datacomp relies on the manufacturer invoice, plans, specifications, retail bill of sale, and other documents and information provided by the retailer, lender, and / or manufacturer. Datacomp assumes this information is accurate and reliable and makes no attempt to independently verify it. In calculating the Market Suggested Retail Value (MSRV) Datacomp determines direct retailer costs and incorporates a market based entrepreneurial incentive derived from recent, similar, and nearby manufactured homes sales. The MSRV is not the same as fair market value, which can only be established by a detailed home and site inspection, and a market based appraisal conducted by an experienced manufactured home appraiser.