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  • 2014-2015 7-hour National USPAP Update Course

    (13521 Ratings)
    7.00
    $149.95

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    This is The Appraisal Foundation's NEW official online 7-hour National USPAP Update Course for 2014-15!

    This course includes a downloadable version of the 2014-2015 USPAP Book. This course is designed to fulfill the continuing education requirement which specifies that state licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice every two years. 

    While this course contains material pertaining to all aspects of USPAP, the focus is primarily on:

      -  Revisions to USPAP effective January 1, 2014
      -  Practical applications of USPAP through "illustration" examples

    The overall goal of this course is to make students aware, and foster understanding of, the revisions made to USPAP for 2014-15 edition, and to help them apply the requirements of USPAP in situations that occur during their day-to-day activities as real property appraisers. By the conclusion of this course, students will not only be fluent in USPAP concepts and applications, but they will also have demonstrated mastery of the material.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • 2014-2015 15-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

    (521 Ratings)
    15.00
    $249.95

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    Course Description: This is the distance education version of the National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course, 15-Hour of The Appraisal Foundation. The 15-Hour National USPAP Course focuses on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers that are set forth in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). This course is unique in that it is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP. Course participants will have access to a searchable PDF version of the 2014-2015 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice for this class. There is a required one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies

    (817 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - This course provides the residential appraisal student with the opportunity to think beyond basic residential appraisal assignments and consider the appraisal of complex properties using advanced methods and techniques. There is a required one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • Appraisal Applications of Regression Analysis

    (874 Ratings)
    7.00
    $159.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – Do you know the benefits of utilizing regression analysis in valuing real property? A thorough understanding of the multiple components of regression analysis will give you a helpful edge when it comes to valuing residential and commercial real property, as well as giving you the tools to work with a wide variety of clients. Your instructor, Dan Bradley, will present the basics of regression analysis and the process of utilizing regression analysis in evaluating a property.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Appraisal of Assisted Living Facilities

    (61 Ratings)
    Minnesota appraisal new course.
    8.00
    $119.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - This course is developed specifically for the commercial appraiser who wants to branch out into the specialty of appraising existing assisted living facilities. Proposed construction appraisals are not addressed. The course assumes that the student appraiser has training on the sales comparison approach and the income approach, including discounted cash flow analysis. This course ties that training to the specialty of assisted living facility appraisal. The initial chapters give the appraiser a foundation in the assisted living market and the factors that influence supply and demand. The sales comparison approach material addresses how some adjustments are unique to assisted living or adapted to assisted living. The two income approach chapters familiarize the appraiser with how to: (1) To understand the estimation of income, expenses and capital expenditures specific to assisted living facilities and (2) To apply the income approach to both stabilized and un-stabilized assisted living facilities.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. This advanced level course is geared toward commercial appraisers.

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  • Appraisal of Self-Storage Facilities

    (459 Ratings)
    Minnesota appraisal new course.
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – In recent years, the self-storage branch of the real estate industry has become a burgeoning market for practicing commercial appraisers. Familiarity with the ins and outs of self-storage appraisals is beneficial, particularly as knowledge of this specialized market will attract a wide range of investors and clients alike. Your instructor, Tracy Martin, will provide instruction on this continuously growing market by introducing you to the fundamentals of self-storage facility appraisal.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. This advanced level course is geared toward commercial appraisers.

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  • Appraisal Subject Matter Electives

    (731 Ratings)
    20.00
    $279.95

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    This course is structured to conform to the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation. This course is part of the Required Core Curriculum. There is a required two-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • Appraising FHA Today

    (7554 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $129.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – As the largest insurer of mortgages in the world, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a major player in the United States’ real estate market and an equally important regulatory entity in the valuation profession. HUD’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) program sets the standards for a large number of residential appraisals nationwide. Knowledge of FHA appraisal requirements and protocols will help ensure that the properties you appraise meet the government’s health, safety, and security standards. Your instructor, Dan Bradley, will address both current FHA roster appraisers and those who are unfamiliar with FHA assignments by providing detailed information on FHA protocols in addition to useful insights and tips.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Appraising Manufactured Homes

    (2854 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – Over 17 million Americans live in manufactured homes, which makes them an integral component to the housing market. As an appraiser, understanding this segment of the real estate industry will allow you to reach a wide range of potential investors and clients. Your instructor, Alan Simmons, will explore the diverse aspects of this market segment, including the history of manufactured housing and the details of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Code for manufactured housing.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Basic Appraisal Principles

    (1024 Ratings)
    30.00
    $409.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - This course provides an in-depth look at basic appraisal principles. It is structured to conform to the criteria for the beginning course that is needed to become a Real Property Appraiser Trainee. This course is also a common requirement for all levels of licensing and certification for Real Property Appraisers. There is a required three-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • Basic Appraisal Procedures

    (1023 Ratings)
    30.00
    $409.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - This course provides an in-depth look at basic appraisal procedures. It builds on the Basic Appraisal Principles Course, which should be taken first. It is structured to conform to the criteria for the beginning courses that are needed to become a Real Property Appraiser Trainee. This course is also a common requirement for all levels of licensing and certification for Real Property Appraisers. There is a required three-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • Commercial Appraisal Review - Subject Matter Elective

    (172 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    This course is designed to provide the practicing real estate appraiser with the technical background necessary to perform an appraisal review assignment in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. The course is designed for the commercial rather than residential real estate appraiser and, although the focus is on the independent fee appraiser, the principles outlined are also applicable to the staff review appraiser who works for a lending institution. There is a required one and a half-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • Environmental Issues for Appraisers

    (1272 Ratings)
    5.00
    $79.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – What is the appraiser’s responsibility when the outdoors starts creeping indoors? There are dozens of important environmental forces an appraiser must understand when valuing a building, as small concerns may be symptoms of a much larger underlying problem. Knowing the warning signs of common environmental issues will allow you to adequately evaluate a property and will provide you with a working knowledge of how to report specific environmentally-related problems.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Essential Elements of Disclosures and Disclaimers

    (2300 Ratings)
    5.00
    $99.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – In today’s lawsuit-saturated world, it is critical for the conscientious appraiser to understand the use of disclosures and disclaimers. Utilizing both as a regular part of your everyday appraisal practice will not only help you protect yourself and your firm, but will also strengthen your credibility with investors and clients alike. Your instructor, Dan Bradley, will provide you with extensive knowledge on the use of disclosures and disclaimers in the real estate market by providing you with examples of specific terminology, requirements, and issues associated with disclosures and disclaimers.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Even Odder - More Oddball Appraisals (with Audio and Video)

    (3852 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – Fortunately or unfortunately, not all appraisals are cut-and-dried. Complex properties are often the most difficult appraisals, requiring a simultaneous understanding of the market and potential buyer behavior. Consequently, developing a working knowledge of this market segment will allow you a competitive edge as a practicing appraiser. In this course, your instructor Dan Bradley will provide you with extensive information on the various techniques that can be used in appraising these unique and challenging properties.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Expert Witness for Commercial Appraisers - Subject Matter Electives

    (136 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    This course is designed to provide the practicing real estate appraiser with an understanding of the opportunities available in litigation support assignments. Additionally, it will supply the background for the appraiser to provide a work product and testimony necessary to assist the Trier of Fact in a civil case to reach a just and equitable decision. The student will be informed about the structure of a civil trial, the rules of evidence, and USPAP requirements, and will gain an understanding of the mechanics of a civil trial. There is a required one and a half-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • General Appraiser Income Approach

    (144 Ratings)
    60.00
    $779.95

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    This course is designed to fulfill the qualifying education requirements of the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation for the course topic titled: General Appraiser Income Approach. It is a course founded in theory and mathematics, and will require the usage of a financial calculator. The calculator taught in this course is the Hewlett-Packard HP-12c. Training on the use of the calculator is an integral part of the course, and all provided keystrokes and solutions will be based on that calculator. Keystrokes are based on the original “gold” version of the calculator, but the newer “platinum” version will work also. Students who choose to use another calculator must be proficient in the operations of that calculator, as tutoring will not be provided. There is a required 5 hour exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored classroom setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach

    (149 Ratings)
    30.00
    $409.95

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    This course is designed to meet the criteria for a 30-hour course as part of the required course curriculum under the Appraiser Qualification Board requirements for general appraiser certification. It provides an in-depth look at developing the sales comparison approach for non-residential properties. This is an advanced course and builds on the principles and practices learned in earlier courses. The sales comparison approach is examined in detail and illustrated through the use of examples and case studies. Research methods, appropriate selection of comparable sales, and the importance of verification are stressed. Qualitative and quantitative analysis are covered. Units of comparison are emphasized. Significant attention is paid to analysis of comparable properties and extraction of adjustments, including adjustments for property rights, market conditions, conditions of sale and sale and financing concessions. Different methodologies for extracting adjustments are explained, and examples are provided. The course addresses statistical applications that apply to the sales comparison approach, as well as reconciliation of indicators within the approach. Issues related to the reporting of the results of the sales comparison approach are also covered. Finally, several case studies require students to apply the concepts and techniques that were covered in the course. In addition to the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, this course contains mini-quizzes that will test the knowledge of the material throughout each chapter. The mini-quizzes will help prepare you for not only the end-of-chapter quiz, but also for the cumulative online review quiz at the end of the course. In addition, there is a required three-hour proctored examination at the end that must be taken in a monitored classroom setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • General Report Writing & Case Studies

    (122 Ratings)
    30.00
    $409.95

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    In this course, you will learn how to write a narrative appraisal report of an income producing property. It principally focuses on the requirements for a Self-Contained Appraisal Report, but the methods and techniques explained can be applied to writing a Summary Appraisal Report or to a Restricted Use Appraisal Report. The course provides instruction on how to write every section of a Self Contained Appraisal report from the title page through the final opinion of value and the addendum. It includes a case study that provides opportunities to write various sections of an appraisal report, as well as practice performing necessary comparative analysis and making calculations. Basic grammar and use issues are covered. The course also covers the most common appraisal reporting forms used by appraisers when appraising single-family and income-producing properties for mortgage lenders, including the reporting protocols of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). In addition to the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, this course contains mini-quizzes that will test the knowledge of the material throughout each chapter. The mini-quizzes will help prepare you for not only the end-of-chapter quiz, but also for the online cumulative final review quiz at the end of the course. Additionally, there is a required three-hour proctored examination at the end of the course.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • Introduction to Legal Descriptions

    (1656 Ratings)
    2.00
    $39.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – Legal terminology may be its own unique language, but due to the nature of the valuation profession, all appraisers should be familiar with the basics of real property legal terms. Understanding these elements of the appraisal process will allow you to more effectively assess and value property assignments. Your instructor, Tracy Martin, will help demystify the numerous legal facets of a real estate transaction, including warranties, deeds, public records, constructive notices, and land descriptions.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Introduction to the Uniform Appraisal Dataset

    (1337 Ratings)
    2.00
    $39.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – Put into effect by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2011, the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) is a tool used to standardize the ratings and responses for specific appraisal forms. A thorough knowledge of the UAD is essential for any appraiser evaluating homes for lenders who sell loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In this course, your instructor Dan Bradley will provide you with detailed information about the UAD, including an overview of the Uniform Mortgage Data Program (UMDP) and a review of key terms, requirements, and guidelines associated with the UAD.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Land and Site Valuation

    (3457 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $129.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – Land and site valuations have a number of unique factors that the appraiser must take into consideration during an evaluation. Understanding what makes land and site appraisals so unique will help you adequately appraise these properties — a skill which may keep you in high demand with a variety of clients. Your instructor, Alan Simmons, will offer you an in-depth look at valuation of land and site by reviewing specific definitions and legal descriptions of land and site parcels.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Modern Green Building Concepts

    (911 Ratings)
    6.00
    $99.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – From the Center for Disease Control’s solar-fueled laboratories in Atlanta to wind-powered public libraries in California, green building is trending all over the country. With the odds of a “green” appraisal assignment in your future increasing every year, it is important for appraisers to understand the nuances of eco-friendly building practices. In this course, your instructor Dan Bradley will introduce you to current concepts prevalent in residential green buildings, as well as give an overview of the various sustainable materials, techniques, and strategies associated with green building.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. The principles presented throughout this course can be applied in the appraisal of both residential and non-residential properties, although the examples provided are primarily residential in nature.

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  • Mold, Pollution and the Appraiser

    (2500 Ratings)
    2.00
    $39.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – Cladosporium. Aspergillus. Penicillium. Alternaria. These species of mold are just a few of the environmental pollutants all appraisers should be aware of when evaluating a residence. As well as posing a potential health hazard to residents, mold and other contaminants can significantly decrease the value of a home. Understanding these common environmental concerns will help you in appraising real property.  In this course, your instructor Dan Bradley will provide you with an overview of common household molds and particulate matter, as well as the ways in which an appraiser should handle these hazards.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Mortgage Fraud- Protect Yourself!

    (3878 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – Mortgage fraud is a serious and pervasive crime within the real estate, valuation, and lending professions, with the FBI reporting over $116 million in fines levied on fraudulent parties in 2011 alone. As a practicing appraiser, it is important for you to understand the numerous fraud schemes that are common today, including flipping, silent seconds, and cash-back-at-closing scams. Recognizing these criminal acts will allow you to protect yourself, your firm, and your client from mortgage fraud. In this course, your instructor Dan Bradley will provide in-depth information on the appraiser’s role in various types of real estate and mortgage-related schemes.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Relocation Appraisal and the New ERC Form

    (606 Ratings)
    6.00
    $99.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – Relocation appraisal is a specialized field that appraisers are often tentative about pursuing, as many certified and licensed appraisers have never accepted and/or completed a relocation appraisal. Consequently, developing a thorough understanding of this market segment may give you a competitive edge as a practicing appraiser. Your instructor, Dan Bradley, will provide you with in-depth information on the relocation industry and the processes involved in completing a relocation appraisal assignment, as well as reviewing specific terminology, forms, and guidelines associated with relocation appraisal.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. This advanced level course is geared toward commercial appraisers.

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  • REO and Foreclosures

    (1865 Ratings)
    5.00
    $99.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – Though the increased number of mortgage defaults and foreclosures in the U.S. is no cause for celebration, it is a simple fact that they present business opportunities for appraisers. As a practicing appraiser, it is beneficial for you to have a working knowledge of the lending and foreclosure processes associated with Real Estate Owned (REO) properties. Your instructor, Dan Bradley, will provide you with in-depth information on the development of the traditional approaches for residential appraisals in addition to the unique challenges associated with REO and foreclosure properties, from accepting an assignment to delivering a final report.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Residential Appraisal Review

    (2746 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $129.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – As one of the three major disciplines of appraisal practice alongside appraisal and appraisal consulting, appraisal review is a critical skill for any appraiser looking to help grow his or her business. Whether part-time or full-time, reviewing your peers’ appraisal reports can be a lucrative specialty, particularly for residential appraisers. In this course, your instructor Alan Simmons will provide an overview of review principles in general with the goal of equipping you to be a more effective reviewer of your own and others’ appraisals.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach

    (557 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - This course is one of the elements of the Required Core Curriculum for Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser Classification and the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser Classification. There is a required one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use

    (624 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - The Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use qualifying education course of instruction will acquaint the student with the basics of analysis. The student will learn some of the methodology and techniques used by appraisers to extract information from the marketplace. A basic calculator is recommended for this course. There is a required one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

    (652 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - This is a basic appraisal course for real property appraisers and introduces some of the techniques and procedures associated with writing the appraisal report. There is a required one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • Residential Report Writing: More Than Forms

    (2527 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $129.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – Sitting at your keyboard writing appraisal reports might not be the most glamorous aspect of a career in appraisal, but it is one of the most important. Understanding the content requirements and procedures associated with a residential appraisal report is a critical element of your success in the appraisal profession. In this course, your instructor Dan Bradley will review this final step in the appraisal process by guiding you through the different form reports and acquainting you with other available reporting options, including narrative reports.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

    (559 Ratings)
    30.00
    $409.95

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    This course provides an in depth look at the Sales Comparison and residential Income Approaches to value.This is an upper level course that expands on the concepts learned in the Principles and Practices courses. There is a required three-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course. An HP12C calculator is necessary for portions of this course.

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  • Risky Business: Ways to Minimize Your Liability (with Audio and Video)

    (1005 Ratings)
    5.00
    $79.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – As the housing market continues its slow recovery from the recent economic crisis, lenders are putting appraisers under close scrutiny at every stage of their valuation. Consequently, deviation from the appraisal requirements of USPAP may result in civil penalties, criminal penalties, or even the loss of your license. In this course, your instructor Alan Simmons will review a few practical ways you can protect yourself by identifying common malpractice issues.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance

    (749 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - This course provides an in-depth look at statistical analysis, mathematical modeling and the principles of real estate finance. It teaches skills that are appropriate for appraisal of both residential and income producing properties. There is a required one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. A proctored exam is required for this course.

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  • The Cost Approach

    (1040 Ratings)
    7.00
    $159.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – As one of the three primary approaches commonly used by appraisers to value real property, the cost approach is a critical part of your appraisal knowledge base. A thorough working knowledge of the cost approach will help you produce a credible indication of value and will help provide you with the tools to do business with a wide range of clients. Your instructor, Alan Simmons, will equip you with the terminology and procedures associated with cost approach, in addition to related concepts such as alternative methods of site valuation, replacement and reproduction cost, accrued depreciation, and market extraction.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • The Nuts and Bolts of Green Building for Appraisers (with Audio and Video)

    (1324 Ratings)
    3.00
    $49.95

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    Green building is one of the fastest-growing segments of the construction industry today. Through this introductory-level course, you will gain a better understanding of the basics of green building and the relevance of sustainable construction and design. This course provides an overview of residential and commercial green building, including green materials, construction techniques, and third-party ratings for green structures. You will understand reporting issues related to green properties, including avoiding misrepresentation, and become aware of green MLS initiatives and energy-efficient mortgage products. This course avoids the hype and environmental hysteria, and gets to the nuts and bolts of this current issue in real property appraisal. In addition to the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, each chapter contains mini-quizzes that will test your knowledge of the material. The mini-quizzes will help prepare you for not only the end-o-chapter quiz, but also the cumulative final exam at the end of the course.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • The Sales Comparison Approach

    (187 Ratings)
    Minnesota appraisal new course.
    7.00
    $109.95

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    This course provides an in depth look at the Sales Comparison Approach to value.

     

    It is an upper level course that expands on the concepts learned in the Principles and Practices courses. Illustrations and examples are offered throughout. Problems and case studies are employed.

     

    The majority of the course will concentrate on residential properties, although there will be a substantial portion that is applicable to all kinds of income producing properties.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • The Thermal Shell

    (199 Ratings)
    Minnesota appraisal new course.
    3.00
    $49.95

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    Course is iPad compatible – What stands between you and the elements? Beyond drywall and two-by-fours, there are a number of elements that go into the construction of energy-efficient buildings that can affect the value of a property. This course explores the ins and outs of the thermal shell in both residential and commercial sectors. Your instructor, Tracy Martin, will overview the basics of building science and examine the systems designed to reduce air and water infiltration and thermal transmissions.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. The principles presented throughout this course can be applied in the appraisal of both residential and non-residential properties, although the examples provided are primarily residential in nature.

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  • Understanding Residential Construction

    (183 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is i-Pad compatible. This course covers primarily residential construction and is intended for real property appraisers, real estate agents, and anyone else who intends to build a house. It covers the entire process, literally from the ground up. Main topics include site preparation, footings and foundations, framing systems, insulation and ventilation, HVAC and mechanical systems. It is filled with illustrations and photographs, with an emphasis on recent features and building practices. Special sections include new building materials and practices. There is an extensive section that investigates recent market and building trends, as well as housing for people over 55 years of age.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • Changes to USPAP for 2014/2015 – It’s in the Details

    (806 Ratings)
    $19.95

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    This course is intended to provide a brief overview to the revisions that have been made to USPAP for 2014-2015.  It focuses specifically on the information that is most important to real property appraisers.  

     

    NOTE: This is a non-credit informational course, and is not intended to be a substitute for the 7-hour USPAP Update Course.

    This is a non-credit course.

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  • FHA Inspection Checklist for Appraisers

    (141 Ratings)
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    Course is iPad compatible –The FHA mortgage insurance program has insured over 34 million mortgages since its inception in 1934. That’s a lot of appraisals. HUD has recently ramped up its enforcement program against appraisers who do substandard work, so it’s more important than ever to do quality FHA appraisals. Appraisers need a checklist they can use at the property to make sure they are not missing anything - and we have one. In this short non-credit course, your instructor Dan Bradley will provide a thorough overview of a sample FHA inspection checklist, and will show you how to make and use your own checklist.

    This is a non-credit course.

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