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Residential Report Writing and Case Studies
May 19 - 20, 2014
Please register early
After May 05, 2014
$ 50.00 Late Fee
Alan Blankenship, PhD
205 W Wacker Dr #202
to check state approvals
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This course engages appraisers in practical writing exercises necessary to produce convincing appraisal reports in daily practice. Course objectives are achieved through the discussion and application of residential valuation procedures, grammar rules and writing techniques, and specific writing assignments based on a residential case study. Participants will practice writing effective narrative comments for form appraisal reports and learn how to explain valuation procedures and conclusions to users of reports. The techniques applied in this course are useful in real-life situations that complicate routine assignments.
Table of Contents and Overview
Beginning appraisers, real estate professionals, users of appraisal services, accountants
Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.
You must be familiar with calculator operation when the course begins. Answers to problems in course material are shown using the HP12C. Do not come to class expecting to be taught how to use a financial calculator.
Free Review—Using a Financial Calculator; Symbols and Formulas, Capitalization Selection Tree, and Sample Problems; and Financial Calculator Practice Exercises
For additional help with the HP12C calculator, take our online seminar,
Using Your HP12C Financial Calculator.
Successful completion of
Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures
Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches
National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, 15-Hour
, or equivalent courses is required.
Students must sign a waiver at the beginning of the course stating that they have the prerequisites. If they do not, they will not hold the Appraisal Institute responsible and will not expect to receive special attention during the course.
For Further Reading
The Appraisal Writing Handbook
The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed.
Using Residential Appraisal Report Forms: URAR, Form 2055, and the Market Conditions Form, 2nd ed.
Appraising Residential Properties, 4th ed.
$50.00 cancellation fee.
Less than 2 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
$50.00 transfer fee.
Less than 2 days prior to program start date, no transfer allowed.
The Chicago Chapter enforces the attendance requirements as mandated by the State of Illinois and the AQB. There is a 100% attendance policy. . If you are late the first day of the course, you may stay in class but you will not receive full credit.
Registration begins at 8:00 am for every course. Each course begins promptly at 8:30 am each day. Program Material Policy Beginning four weeks before the course start date, program materials will be shipped to the student. If you do not receive your materials within five business days of the start date, PLEASE NOTIFY the Chicago Chapter office immediately. All students must bring their materials with them to class; there will be NO EXTRA’s available.
Cancellation & Transfer Policy: Please read carefully.
The Chicago Chapter charges a $50 cancellation AND $50 transfer fee.
If you cancel less than 3 BUSINESS DAYS before the start of the course or seminar you will receive NO REFUND. Most classes start on Monday so if, for example, you cancel on Wednesday of the week before the class begins you will FORFEIT YOUR TUITION.
The Chicago Chapter reserves the right to cancel, limit or reschedule the programs and to change faculty assignments at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registrations before making any non-refundable airline reservations.
If you cancel there is an additional $25 material charge from the national office. You do not return course materials any longer.
HOTEL INFO: We have a corporate rate at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, right across the street from the chapter office.
Call Tony at 312.529.1127 and tell him you’re a student with the Chicago Chapter and he will make your reservation for you.
CHICAGO IS A VERY BUSY CITY ….YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS EARLY TO GET OUR CORPORATE RATE OR EVEN GET A HOTEL ROOM BECAUSE THE HOTELS FILL UP QUICKLY WITH CONVENTIONS.
Program materials will be picked up at the site.
May 19, 2014 8:00a-8:30a
Class: 8:30 -4:30
May 19 & 20
Please contact LA LA@ccai.org 312.616.9400
if you have any questions or need assistance.