Boswell v. Brazos Elec. Power Co-op., Inc

In Boswell v. Brazos Elec. Power Co-op., Inc., 910 S.W.2d 593 (Tex. App.--Fort Worth 1995, writ denied), the valuation witness based his opinion on paired sale or "matched pair" analysis. Boswell, 910 S.W.2d at 604. The property owner contended the trial court erred by admitting matched pair data, because the matched pair tracts were outside the county where the subject property was located. Id. The appellate court concluded the matched pair data was not so prejudicial as to warrant exclusion, noting that the property owner cited no authority showing that paired sales comparisons must originate in the same geographical area, and held the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the evidence. Id.