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Review Theory—Residential

Review Theory—Residential is the fundamental course all reviewers should have in their education background. It is a required course for individuals pursuing the Appraisal Institute Residential Review Designation. To be a reviewer, an appraiser must learn how to develop opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, and reasonableness relative to the work under review. These opinions must be refined through tests of reasonableness in order to develop opinions of appropriateness and credibility. By taking this course, participants gain invaluable confidence.  

Prove adjustments needed for Collateral Underwriter with these two seminars

Residential Applications Part 1: Using Technology to Measure and Support Assignment Results

Residential Applications Part 1: Using Technology to Measure and Support Assignment Results provides highly efficient tools to supplement and enhance the traditional methods of adjustment and support through the use of technology. Gain practical, step-by-step training on how to use charts, graphs, spreadsheets, and pivot tables to support residential assignment results for market conditions; days on market; sales-to-list price ratio; adjustments for location, design, quality of construction, and other property amenities.  

Residential Applications Part 2: Using Microsoft Excel to Analyze and Support Appraisal Assignment Results

Residential Applications Part 2: Using Microsoft Excel to Analyze and Support Appraisal Assignment Results shows how to create charts, graphs, and tables to provide market-derived support for the following appraisal issues: neighborhood age and sale price, neighborhood predominant age and sale price, exposure time, gross living area adjustments, site value and site adjustments, stigma, external obsolescence, liquidation value, and market analysis using the Fannie Mae 1004MC.  

Fannie Mae Guidelines

Unraveling the Mystery of Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines

Unraveling the Mystery of Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines is for those dealing with the secondary mortgage market guidelines for 1-4 family residential properties.  Lenders face harsh scrutiny from federal regulators in the wake of high foreclosure rates. Appraisers face increased scrutiny because of the secondary mortgage market pressure on lenders. Why?  Because when foreclosures occur, loan purchasers in the secondary market often challenge the lender who made the loan to obtain a buyback with the quality of the appraisal as the main driver of the buyback. Enhance your ability to write and review reports that conform to the Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines for 1-4 family residential properties. 

Green Education

Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles & Concepts

This one-day introduction course focuses on the evolution of green buildings, the concept of sustainability in buildings, and the principles, practices, and components that distinguish sustainable from traditional buildings.  For more information click here.

Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings

This one-day course introduces participants to valuation methods for appraising the high-performance house. Learn the appraisal procedures for valuing green residential properties to assist in supporting an opinion of value. Focus on the valuation process in different appraisal problems encountered in appraising green properties. The valuation process is examined as it applies in each of the three approaches to value. In-depth case studies help participants develop their problem-solving skills in this new building technology. 

Litigation

Litigation Assignments for Residential Appraisers: Doing Expert Work on Atypical Cases

If you are intrigued by more challenging residential assignments, learn how atypical residential properties are thoroughly analyzed for purposes of litigation. In “New House on an Old Dump” discern the difference between partial and complete remediation and their role in this appraisal problem.  Discover how disclosure defects may affect market value. Learn what to do when a typical sales comparison approach is not applicable. In “Home with a Disappearing Dock,” deeded rights to community recreational amenities and due diligence in identifying rights associated with ownership are explored. Learn how questionnaires can be helpful problem solving tools.   

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