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There are several advantages to valuing water as its own property right, distinct from land.
Property appraisals have traditionally assigned value to water indirectly. The preferred method involved comparing equivalent properties and then subtracting the difference. For example, you have two similar farm properties. One property has water and one property does not have water. One estate is unified (surface and water rights bound to same deed) and one estate is severed (water rights have been severed from the surface estate). The appraised value of the unified estate (surface and water) is compared to the estate that has severed its water rights. The value of the water is assigned by subtracting the larger valuation (unified estate) from the smaller valuation (severed estate). The difference is the dollar value of the water right.
Land with water – Land without water = valuation of water
There are two problems with this approach. The first is that dollar value assigned to the water estate is not verifiable in the open market. The second is when water is tied to your land it is also tied to your property taxes.
Have your water independently valued!
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Accurate comps, filling in the gap that previous appraisals left behind.
Valuations based on verifiable market activity. Our prices come from actual buying and selling of water in the local area that you live.
No matter what you water asset we have state-wide coverage.
Our data includes ground water, surface water, recycled water and desal. All contract types. All treatment grades. Unbiased information on transactions happening in your local area.
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Water markets have been changing in the 21st century, rapidly changing. Those most impacted by the development of water resources are locked out of access to financial tools necessary to mitigate the impact.
Increased competition for water resources is already a defining factor affecting the growth of our communities and the economy. Many of us look at the trends with alarm. The trend is undeniable. Surface water has always been transacted but the increase in ground water transactions are new. As the data shows ground water transactions have become an essential resource. And population growth trends will guarantee this trend continues into the future.
The average well depth in Texas is 300 feet bgs. And more than half of water producing wells are less than 200 feet bgs. Increased groundwater production means that water levels are dropping.
Use your water rights as collateral to unlock critically needed capital. Address your water infrastructure needs. Water rights can be used to secure financing for drilling new wells or retrofitting existing wells.
Sever your water rights from your surface estate to enhance your financial options.