A Property Purchase Assessment is a critical evaluation of the ‘bones’ of a property – what it was, what it is now, and what it is becoming – stood next to the vision and quality of life goals of the prospective buyer.
Our PPAs help potential buyers make the best decisions possible as to whether or not the innate characteristics of the landscape, existing infrastructure, climate, geography, local zoning ordinances, and surrounding community are aligned with realizing their desired quality of life within the bounds of realistic time, energy and financial constraints.A remote PPA report includes the following:
- Cadastral Maps and Property Information
- Topography – site- and watershed-level
- Temperature Data – typical meteorological year (TMY) and recent year monthly average high and low temperatures at nearest weather stations, chilling hours
- Precipitation Data – annual rainfall and property and watershed catchment totals, distribution, intensity & recurrence intervals
- Solar Data – solstice sunrise and sunset times and angles and length of day, monthly average solar insolation levels, typical meteorological year (TMY) and recent year monthly average cloud cover at nearest weather stations
- Wind Data – typical meteorological year (TMY) and recent year monthly wind speed and direction at nearest weather stations, wind rose showing wind speed and direction distribution.
- Other Influencing Sectors – legal, fire, views, road and/or neighbor noise, security, contamination, etc.
- Plant and Animal Community – regional plant and animal community, USDA hardiness zone, sunset climate zone, Koppen-Geiger climate zone
- Soils – NRCS soil survey data, soils ratings for growing systems
- Land History – regional history and site-specific past land uses, potential toxin issues pulled from county records.