You might consider this actual headline from a well-known website,
“Mountain lion found in tree tagged by researchers”.
Why would researchers need to tag a tree? Have trees recently started migrating? Did those researchers tag that tree with a GPS tracker? Since the researchers were dealing with a tree, did they really think it was going somewhere far enough and fast enough that it needed a GPS tracker?
Oh, it was not the tree researchers tagged, it was the mountain lion? Therefore, the headline should have read, “Researchers find tagged mountain lion in a tree”. This is a common mistake – until it gets published, and then it becomes a serious error – an error for which editors have been fired. With its grammar and syntax, would you report have gotten you fired?
While this is not the place to suggest solutions, understand that a client could interpret a hard-to-read appraisal report as misleading. If the state appraisal board were to agree, then that is a violation of SR2-1(a).
Consider this sentence: “the subject is in a good location”. It makes no sense, since nobody has a clue what the term “…good location…” means. Rather, it would make sense to say, “…the subject is in a neighborhood popular with buyers. The reasons for this popularity include…” and here you’d list the reasons it is popular with buyers.
It would be professional suicide to include in a report a sentence such as, “…the subject is in a high crime area…” even if you could prove that. The reason is that merely being in a high crime area, does not, in-and-of-itself, affect value. How so? If the comps come from the same neighborhood, that factor is already baked into the sales prices, so there is no need to adjust for it. Note that the city of Houston has a very high murder rate (over twice that of the US has a whole). Yet, Houston is one of the fastest growing cities in the US.
If an appraiser mangles a sentence, such as somebody mangled the above sentence, s/he needs the help of an editor, proofreader, or mentor. Mistakes such as this one are easy to make. They are also easy to catch and correct before the report goes out. If you need a second set of eyes on a report, there are coaches and mentors (and editors) out there to help you. That help won’t come free, but education rarely does.