Estate of Juanita F. Sirmans, Deceased Dan L. Sirmans, Executor - Page 8

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             highest and best use of the property was for development                 
             as a residential subdivision.  The BAAS appraisal is based               
             upon the assumption that, under the zoning code of                       
             Hillsborough County, the property would be limited to                    
             residential usage at a density of not more than six                      
             dwelling units per acre.                                                 
                  Mr. Sirmans gave the BAAS appraisal or portions of                  
             the appraisal to several banks in connection with loan                   
             applications.  However, he never obtained a loan using the               
             decedent's land as security.                                             
                  In a letter dated February 14, 1991, 5 months after                 
             the decedent's death, Mr. Sirmans was formally notified of               
             Hillsborough County's plan to acquire 4.83 acres of the                  
             decedent's property for a roadway project.  The letter                   
             was addressed to the decedent and was written by an                      
             appraiser retained by the County, Mr. Edward L. Fishback,                
             MAI.  Mr. Fishback's letter states as follows:                           

                  Dear Ms. Sirmans:                                                   
                       The Hillsborough County Real Estate Depart-                    
                  ment has engaged the undersigned to make an                         
                  appraisal of the property shown on the attached                     
                  plot plan for the purpose of acquiring a portion                    
                  of the right-of-way for the above referenced                        
                       This is to advise you that we have scheduled                   
                  a field inspection of your property on the date                     
                  and at the time listed below.  Please consider                      
                  this an invitation for you or your designated                       

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