Frequently Asked Questions

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Why am I required to register before I know if I want to buy a report?

Commercial data entry can be complicated and time-consuming.  Most of the time, you’ll have all the data and time needed to complete a report without interruption.   But if you don’t, your work is saved so you can edit and reprint it later. 

Like most sites, we ask for your email so we can correspond with you if needed. Your email address will not be sold. 

 

Why am I required to register before I know if I want to buy a report?

Commercial data entry can be complicated and time-consuming.  Most of the time, you’ll have all the data and time needed to complete a report without interruption.   But if you don’t, your work is saved so you can edit and reprint it later. 

Like most sites, we ask for your email so we can correspond with you if needed. Your email address will not be sold. 

 

How long will the cost estimate reports I create be held in my file?

Currently, there is no limit on how many buildings are retained.  You have 10 days to make changes to the information.  After the record is Locked, you must purchase it to edit and download another report.

How long will the cost estimate reports I create be held in my file?

Currently, there is no limit on how many buildings are retained.  You have 10 days to make changes to the information.  After the record is Locked, you must purchase it to edit and download another report.

The cost estimator I’ve been using has 6 basic structure types (classes). Moore has more, Why?

 One of the major assumptions of the standard method is to classify structure types by fire resistance of the materials. This can result in incorrect valuation. Moore Cost Online has taken those 6 structure types and expanded them based on the cost of the materials in the structure, not the fire resistance. For instance, an outer wall that is Unreinforced Masonry with wood joists is in class C of the standard structure types along with Reinforced Masonry with metal joists. Those two types are regarded as having the same  cost in the standard method. MCO recognizes that metal often costs more than wood, and would change the cost of construction. It is this kind of specificity that makes MCO a more precise tool to valuate a building

Because Moore has more structure types to choose from, especially having 3 types that further refine the traditional class “C”, you have more options for matching a structure type to its unique construction materials and associated costs.  This feature improves the replacement cost new (RCN) accuracy for the buildings in this commonly used structure type classification. 

The cost estimator I’ve been using has 6 basic structure types (classes). Moore has more, Why?

 One of the major assumptions of the standard method is to classify structure types by fire resistance of the materials. This can result in incorrect valuation. Moore Cost Online has taken those 6 structure types and expanded them based on the cost of the materials in the structure, not the fire resistance. For instance, an outer wall that is Unreinforced Masonry with wood joists is in class C of the standard structure types along with Reinforced Masonry with metal joists. Those two types are regarded as having the same  cost in the standard method. MCO recognizes that metal often costs more than wood, and would change the cost of construction. It is this kind of specificity that makes MCO a more precise tool to valuate a building

Because Moore has more structure types to choose from, especially having 3 types that further refine the traditional class “C”, you have more options for matching a structure type to its unique construction materials and associated costs.  This feature improves the replacement cost new (RCN) accuracy for the buildings in this commonly used structure type classification. 

Why doesn’t MCO provide depreciation from a table so that I don’t have to enter it?

 

Because physical, functional, and economic depreciation require the judgement that only an experienced appraiser can provide. MCO provides the complex calculations needed for an accurate estimate of the construction cost of a new building with the same utility and functionality as the subject building. The appraiser then provides the estimated depreciation based on knowledge and experience, giving the best combination of human and computer contribution toward an accurate estimate of value.

 

Why doesn’t MCO provide depreciation from a table so that I don’t have to enter it?

 

Because physical, functional, and economic depreciation require the judgement that only an experienced appraiser can provide. MCO provides the complex calculations needed for an accurate estimate of the construction cost of a new building with the same utility and functionality as the subject building. The appraiser then provides the estimated depreciation based on knowledge and experience, giving the best combination of human and computer contribution toward an accurate estimate of value.

 

How to Pay
Can I buy a single report?

Yes, a single report may be purchased by adding the building to the Cart and following the instructions.

Can I buy a single report?

Yes, a single report may be purchased by adding the building to the Cart and following the instructions.

Does Moore Cost Online offer Bulk Pricing?

Yes.  Please contact Marlene Jeffers for pricing information. 

E-mail:  marlene@courthouseusa.com

Phone 816-529-9169

Does Moore Cost Online offer Bulk Pricing?

Yes.  Please contact Marlene Jeffers for pricing information. 

E-mail:  marlene@courthouseusa.com

Phone 816-529-9169

The cost of a report for a single structure is $25. Any structure? Any size?

Yes.  Any structure, regardless of the number of sections, or additions to the main section.

The cost of a report for a single structure is $25. Any structure? Any size?

Yes.  Any structure, regardless of the number of sections, or additions to the main section.