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The Valuation of Hotels and Motels for Assessment Purposes

THe valuation of hotels and motels is a highly specialized form of real estate appraisal, requiring not only a thorough understanding of the many principles and procedures of general appraising, but also an in-depth knowledge of hotel operations.

Time To Reduce Property Taxes

If your hotel's property tax assessment has not dropped in the last five years, you may be paying more than your share of real estate.

Hotel Business Value and Working Capital: A Clarification

In the October 1986 issue of The Apprasial Journal, Anthony Reynolds, MAI, wrote an article for the Notes and Comments section entitled "Attributing Hotel Income to Real Estate and to Personalty." His comment eessentially focused on an article that

It's a Good Time to Review Your Taxes

With declining occupancies a problem in many areas of the country, along with increasing mortgage interest rates and inflation, it is a good time to review your property taxes and possibly commence a formal appeal to have them reduced.

Room Tax Study - Arena Bond Refunding

Projection of future revenues from the room tax collection of five municipalities near Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Room Taxes may be pledged to support debt service on a proposed dedicated tax revenue bond issue. The proceeds from the Bonds will suppor

Five Common County Mistakes in Valuing a Hotel or Restaurant for Property Tax Purposes

County Assessors, no matter where they are located, seem to make similar mistakes in valuing a hospitality property for ad valorem tax purposes.

How to Lower the Property Taxes on Your Hotel or Restaurant

Every taxpayer is interested in lowering their property taxes, but few go about it in the right way. There are some common procedural and valuation methods to employ in protesting the property tax value of a hospitality property. This article sets fo

Hotel Land Values and the Ground Lease Approach

In hotel land valuation, an alternate to the sales comparison approach is the ground lease approach, where a ground rent for the land is hypothesized and capitalized into a land value estimate.