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Wildlife Estates, Juneau County

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Several property homeowners contact Alliant Energy to have natural gas provided to this development.  Alliant requested an appraisal to obtain rights to install natural gas pipeline in the roadways.  The roadways were privately owned by the original developer who was deceased.  Surviving family members had not respond to requests.  MJBarnes & Associates estimated the value of the private roadways, and the value of the easement.  The Juneau County Condemnation Commission awarded the easement to Alliant for a nominal $100.00

Stormwater Restrictions on Residential Property

A house in Hawk’s Landing subdivision was subject to repeated flooding of its finished basement area.  The house was located near a topographic low point for the area and had a stormwater conveyance easement.  The City of Madison considered recording a restriction on the property that would limit the ability to finish rooms below a certain elevation.  MJBarnes  & Associates estimated the value of this restriction.  The City decided however, to construct additional stormwater capacity off of the property on vacant land. Our company provided appraisals for the purchase of the land.


Pendarvis Mine


Pendarvis is a historic site located in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. The site, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is made up of several 19th century cabins built by Cornish immigrants who came to Mineral Point to mine lead. MJBarnes & Associates appraised the site for an electric transmission line easement.

Family Heritage Land

The client had the opportunity to buy 127 acres of land in an area where the family had historically and continued to own a number of parcels.  The seller made a firm offer.  MJBarnes & Associates completed an appraisal in less than one week that enabled the client to counteroffer.  The client was able to purchase the land and historic house for considerably less than the original offer. 


Waukesha Airport Hangars

The client needed an appraisal to estimate the value of two hangars located at Waukesha County Airport. MJBarnes & Associates completed an appraisal using the cost approach to estimate the value of the structures.

Solar Farms

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Solar farms are being constructed across southern Wisconsin.  They provide a long-term income stream for property owners, so there is no desire to sell land with a solar farm.  There are an insufficient number, or no sales, to use the sales comparison approach.  The income approach is more appropriate.  MJBarnes has completed the valuation of two different solar farms using the income approach.  

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