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Basic Appraisal Principles
This four-day course will introduce you to real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, influences on real estate values, types of value, economic principles, real estate markets and analysis, highest and best use, and ethical considerations. Will provide a solid foundation in basic appraisal principles no matter what appraisal specialty you pursue

Basic Appraisal Procedures
In this thirty-hour course, apply the principles and concepts you learned in Basic Appraisal Principles. Proceed step-by-step through the valuation process including defining the problem, collecting and analyzing data, reaching a final opinion of value and communicating the appraisal. Learn about the three approaches to reaching an opinion of value-income capitalization, cost, and sales comparison-and apply them in true-to-life case studies and problems.

Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings
Introduces valuation methods for appraising high performance homes. Learn 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. Three approaches to value are examined. In-depth case studies  help participants develop their problem-solving skills in a new building technology. 

General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 1
Course opens with a graphic treatment of the time value of money, the six financial functions of a dollar, and important associated concepts. A thorough, detailed analysis of gross income including leases and the various expenses appropriately deducted from gross income follows, with realistic case studies of several income property types.  

General Appraiser Income Approach/Part 2      
After a diagnostic quiz on the six financial functions of one and a brief review, course opens with a thorough treatment of discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis. Topics include identifying components of a DCF, projecting cash flows, analyzing leases, solving for value in a variety of common situations, and supporting the discount rate. The effects of debt financing including cash equivalence, leverage, and equity analysis are covered in detail. 

General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use
This AQB-approved course will help you apply meaningful market analysis in valuation assignments. It presents the basic concepts and terminology of market analysis and marketability studies, then shows how marketability studies provide vital information for the highest and best use decision. Emphasis is on conducting a reliable analysis of demand. You’ll gain practice in applying methods for inferred, or trend, analysis to three property types—a suburban residential subdivision, an existing multifamily property, and an office building. 

General Appraiser Report Writing & Case Studies     
Provides instruction in effectively communicating a sound analysis of selected parts of a valuation. Addresses USPAP requirements and the three types of writing most often used in appraisal reports: descriptive, numerical, and analytical. Lectures on writing principles, discussions of various sections of the appraisal report, and writing exercises provide guidance and practice in effective communication of a valuation analysis. Specific assignments include writing a thesis statement, summarizing data, creating effective tables, writing a conclusion and communicating highest and best use. 

General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach
In-depth look at this valuation analysis method. Begins with detailed discussions of property comparability, techniques used to gather and verify data for a subject property, and use of this data in selecting appropriate comparable properties and neighborhoods for analysis in the approach. The course explores ways to sort and analyze data and effectively apply certain statistical analysis tools.

General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach
Practical course presented in a manner that addresses actual application of appraisal techniques learned in previous courses. It concerns two basic aspects of real estate appraisal: land/site valuation and the development of the cost approach. Special attention is given to the appraisal of various types of sites and the various means of measuring accrued depreciation. 

Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles and Concepts
This 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.

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