As previously noted, the remaining economic life of the subject improvements was estimated to be between 20 and 30 years.
Based on the accrued depreciation of the subject property improvements, the remaining economic life for the subject improvements was estimated to be between 20 and 30 years.
One method of estimating this capitalization rate would be to calculate a sinking fund recapture rate (using the appropriate overall yield rate for the personal property and the estimated remaining economic life
of the property) and adding this recapture rate to the overall yield rate for the personal property.
When identifying and estimating the cost of deferred maintenance, an appraiser should also consider the remaining economic life of the improvements.
The site plays an important role in determining remaining economic life. Remaining physical and economic life can affect not only the cost approach, but the appropriate method of capitalization in the income approach.
Such a five-year difference requires applying an upward adjustment of almost $2,000 to the comparable sale, with the exact amount varying with the discount or yield rate and the remaining economic life of the property.
Other elements also make profit margins difficult to predict: a high operating expense ratio or a low net income ratio; inconsistency in the owner's or manager's record-keeping regarding expenses; often a short remaining economic life, which tends to distort value indicators (especially the OAR).
A major strength of the DCF method is an appraiser's ability to incorporate a property's estimated remaining economic life (for older projects) into the DCF's forecasted holding period.
When estimating the DCF model projection period to mirror a property's remaining economic life, the real estate cycle and its effects on appreciation rates should be considered.
Consequently, site value will come to exceed the value of many older apartment projects whose remaining economic life will have been shortened.