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In this book, the estimation of all three types of depreciation - physical deterioration, functional obsolescence, and external obsolescence - is discussed in detail. Numerous examples are presented with descriptive tables and graphs that break down the analysis and mathematics involved.
Using humor and common sense, the author makes a complicated subject clear, helping even the most skeptical practitioner feel confident using the cost approach in everyday appraisal assignments.
About the Author
E. Nelson Bowes, MAI, is part of a family of MAIs that includes a father, a brother, two uncles, and a wife. Mr. Bowes joined the Marines after high school, earned a BS and MS in civil engineering, and has been appraising since 1966. It has been his privilege to serve the Appraisal Institute writing, reviewing, teaching, editing, and serving on committees and boards. In addition to his MAI designation, he is also a CRE and Professional Engineer.
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