Wildlife Estates, Juneau County
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.
Reedsburg Area Ambulance Service
The ambulance service needed to expand their building for an additional bay. The adjacent land was owned by WDNR and had a historic depot that served as the trailhead for the "400" Trail. The acquisition area was over part of a very small parking lot. MJBarnes & Associates estimated the fee value and a permanent easement value in order to provide the client options in negotiating with WDNR.
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.