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NEW COURSE! Appraisal of Manufactured Homes Featuring Next-Generation Manufactured Homes

This new 7.5-hour course, developed in collaboration with Freddie Mac, provides an in-depth look into preparing appraisals for traditional manufactured homes plus insight into CHOICEHomeSM—the new type of high-quality manufactured homes that are built to HUD code but developed with site-built features. You’ll learn how to meet the specific requirements of Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Veteran’s Administration (VA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Fannie Mae using a new, ground-breaking tool—the Manufactured Home Quality Rating Worksheet – which is consistent with the Marshall & Swift®—CoreLogic Residential Cost Handbook and the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD).

 

General Appraiser Site Valuation & Cost Approach REFRESHED & REVISED VERSION NOW AVAILABLE!

General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach is a practical, hands-on course that concerns two basic aspects of real estate appraisal: Land/site valuation and the development of the cost approach. Extensive use of problems and case studies will give you practice in applying site valuation and cost approach methods.

By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states’ education requirements in the content area identified as general appraiser site valuation and cost approach.

 

NEW SEMINAR! How Tenants Create or Destroy Value: Leasehold Valuation and its Impact on Value

If you’re involved in the valuation of commercial real estate, it’s crucial to know how the terms of a lease affect value. This NEW seminar goes beyond methodology to explore how to measure a property rights adjustment, the theory underlying the use of a leasehold yield rate (YLH) to value the leasehold, as well as the application of a property rights adjustment in all three approaches to value.

Topics include: 
• How the terms of a tenant’s lease impact value—either positively or negatively 
• Situations that require a valuation of a leasehold 
• Methodologies in valuing a leasehold, including examples and exercises 
• The impact of a leasehold in the valuation of property using all applicable approaches 
• Challenges facing appraisers performing leasehold valuation assignments

 

Valuation by Comparison: Residential Analysis and Logic  UPDATED VERSION NOW AVAILABLE! NEW ways to solve appraisal problems.....

General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach is a practical, hands-on course that concerns two basic aspects of real estate appraisal: Land/site valuation and the development of the cost approach. Extensive use of problems and case studies will give you practice in applying site valuation and cost approach methods.

By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states’ education requirements in the content area identified as general appraiser site valuation and cost approach.

 

NEW SEMINAR! Rural Valuation Basics

This 7-hour seminar provides residential and general appraisers with the fundamentals of analyzing comparable data for use in rural appraisal assignments. It will focus on land mix analysis, improvement value extraction and allocation, and how to develop adjustments. While working on a typical rural property case study that both residential and commercial appraisers might be asked to appraise, participants will learn how to properly analyze and use information that is available in rural markets to support a credible opinion of value. Excel spreadsheets will be provided which will assist participants in their analyses.

 

4-HOUR SEMINAR AVAILABLE: Ignorance Isn't Bliss: Understanding an Investigation by a State Appraiser Regulatory Board or Agency

A regulatory complaint has been filed against you. Now what? Discover why state boards and agencies make the decisions they do, what federal oversight requirements guide them, and how a state regulator’s investigation, (including disciplinary action), proceeds by peeking behind the regulatory curtain. Developed by Craig Steinley, SRA, AI-RRS, current President of AARO (Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials), with input from regulators and board members (who are appraisers) and attorneys who defend appraisers, this 4-hour seminar discusses who files complaints, due process for an appraiser, and the steps to take when you are named in a complaint. With this knowledge, you’ll have an advantage in resolving a complaint and better yet, avoiding one in the first place! 
 

CHECK OUT THIS SEMINAR: Evaluating Commercial Leases: The Tenant and the Terms Both Matter

This 7-hour seminar introduces participants to how the terms of a lease and the risk profile of the tenant influence the valuation of commercial real estate. Participants will see how the business features of commercial leases affect the quantity and the duration of the income stream that a property will generate and the development of the property’s income statement. Non-traditional sources of income, the proper period to use in measuring the income, measuring the real vacancy rate, expenses that might not be recoverable by a landlord if a CAM formula is incorrect, and how other special clauses in a lease can all affect the property’s income stream will be examined. The second part of the seminar discusses tenant credit risk issues and explains why understanding a tenant’s financial strength is key to assessing the quality of the income stream.
 

2018-2019 EDITION 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

This one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

NOTE: Appraisers must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.
 

2018-2019 EDITION 15-Hour National USPAP Course

Using the national USPAP course material copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, this two-day course covers basic rules for ethical behavior and competent performance. The course is designed to comply with USPAP requirements for state-certified appraisers and it highlights the role of the appraiser and the implied impartiality often associated with this role. Participants will learn how requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice affect their appraisal businesses. 

NOTE: The appraiser can take the 15-hour USPAP course, but it will only count for hours toward his or her state's continuing education requirement; the 15-hour program will not meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.
 

 

 

 

 

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