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  • 2014-2015 7-hour National USPAP Update Course

    (8083 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

    (213 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.

    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

    (847 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

    (1052 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - This course is designed to fulfill Continuing Education requirements of the Appraiser Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation. This is a 7-hour online course titled Appraisal Applications of Regression Analysis.It is a course founded in theory and mathematics, and will require the usage of a financial calculator and computer. The calculator taught in this course is the HP-12C.

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

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  • Appraisal of Self-Storage Facilities

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

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    This course is developed specifically for the commercial appraiser who wants to branch out into the specialty of self-storage facility appraisals. The course assumes that the student appraiser has had training on the sales comparison approach and the income approach including discounted cash flow analysis. This course ties that training to the specialty of self-storage facility appraisal. The initial chapters give the appraiser a foundation in the self-storage market and the factors that influence supply and demand. The sales comparison approach material addressed how some adjustments are unique to self-storage or adapted to self-storage. The two income approach chapters familiarize the appraiser with how to: (1) To understand the estimation of income, expenses and capital expenditures specific to self-storage and (2) To apply the income approach to both stabilized and un-stabilized self-storage 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 Subject Matter Electives

    (761 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

    (8221 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - This seminar focuses on the most recent changes to FHA appraisal requirements and protocols. Appraisals for loans insured by FHA present special challenges to the appraiser. Appraisers play a key role in ensuring properties meet FHA health, safety and security requirements in addition to providing a well supported value opinion.

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

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  • Appraising Manufactured Homes

    (2948 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is iPad Compatible - Manufactured homes are an important part of the American housing market. This course will examine the general topic of factory-built housing and then focus on manufactured housing. The history of manufactured housing will be explored along with details of the HUD Code for manufactured housing. Proper use of the 1004C Manufactured Housing appraisal form will be illustrated. Guidelines for appraising manufactured homes for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and VA will be explored. There will be detailed examples of calculating replacement costs for manufactured housing using the Marshall & Swift Residential Cost Handbook and the NADA Manufactured Housing Cost Guide.

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

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  • Basic Appraisal Principles

    (1452 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

    (1286 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

    (205 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

    (1587 Ratings)
    5.00
    $79.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - This course examines environmental issues frequently encountered by appraisers and gives the appraiser a working knowledge of how to recognize and report them.

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

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  • Essential Elements of Disclosures and Disclaimers

    (2840 Ratings)
    5.00
    $79.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - The objectives of this course are to increase the credibility of the professional appraiser and to promote the highest level of trust in appraisal reporting practices. Students who complete the course will grasp the importance of disclosures in ensuring that appraisal reports contain sufficient information and are not misleading to intended users. Students also will understand the role of disclaimers in informing intended users about the appraiser’s lack of knowledge in certain areas, as well as helping appraisers limit their liability.

    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)

    (4306 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is iPad Compatible - Please note: This course contains Audio and Video content and you will need to have working speakers. This course is designed for residential appraisers who want to expand their skills to enable them to take on more difficult and complex assignments, and for those who want to learn new techniques for developing creative solutions to complex residential appraisal problems. This course will give the student a good understanding of various techniques that can be used in appraising unique and difficult properties – the “oddballs”.

    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

    (141 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

    (112 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

    (171 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

    (85 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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  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems in Green Buildings

    (49 Ratings)
    Minnesota appraisal new course.
    4.00
    $69.95

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    This is the final course in a three-part series addressing green buildings. The objective of this course is to introduce real property appraisers to current concepts for the design and construction of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in high performance buildings. The modern green buildings course series begins with Modern Green Building Concepts followed by The Thermal Shell.

    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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  • Introduction to Legal Descriptions

    (1839 Ratings)
    2.00
    $39.95

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    Course is iPad Compatible - This course will focus on legal descriptions that are written on warranties and deeds. It will stress description fundamentals and commonly used words in legal descriptions. 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 of chapter quiz, but also the cumulative end of course final exam.

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

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  • Introduction to the Uniform Appraisal Dataset

    (1379 Ratings)
    2.00
    $39.95

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    Course is iPad Compatible - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac launched the Uniform Mortgage Data Program (UMDP) initiative, which is intended to standardize data provided by lenders to these two mortgage giants. A key part of this initiative is the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). For residential mortgage lending appraisers, knowledge of the UAD will be essential to completing appraisals for lenders who sell loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This course provides an overview of the UMDP and specific information on the requirements of the UAD.

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

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  • Land and Site Valuation

    (4352 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - This course provides an in-depth look at valuation of land and sites, discussing the major forces that impact the value of land and sites, how to determine highest and best use, and the sales comparison approach, with a focus on calculating adjustments.

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

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  • Modern Green Building Concepts

    (819 Ratings)
    6.00
    $99.95

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    This is the first course in a three-part series addressing green buildings. The objective of this course is to introduce appraisers to current concepts that are prevalent in residential green buildings. The modern green buildings course series continues with The Thermal Shell followed by Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning in Green Buildings.

    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

    (2700 Ratings)
    2.00
    $39.95

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    Course is iPad Compatible - This is a practical, non-technical course designed to give appraisers an overview of mold and pollution issues which may be encountered in practice. In this course you will be presented with current information on both particulate matter and mold.

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

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  • Mortgage Fraud- Protect Yourself!

    (3808 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is iPad Compatible - This course provides an in-depth look at mortgage and valuation fraud in the United States. Illustrations and examples are offered of various fraud schemes that are common today, including flipping, silent seconds, and cash-back-at-closing schemes. The appraiser’s role in various types of real estate and mortgage-related swindles will be examined.

    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

    (664 Ratings)
    6.00
    $99.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - Relocation appraising is a specialized field of endeavor for appraisers. Many certified and licensed appraisers have never completed a relocation appraisal. Other appraisers have completed a few relocation assignments here and there, and have varying levels of comfort with these assignments. A few appraisers make relocation appraisal one of the primary focuses of their practice; these appraisers have advanced skills in 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

    (2207 Ratings)
    5.00
    $79.95

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    Course is iPad Compatible - This course provides a greater understanding of the lending and foreclosure processes leading to Real Estate Owned (REO). Special emphasis is placed on the unique challenges in developing opinions of value for REO and foreclosure properties.

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

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  • Residential Appraisal Review

    (3207 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is iPad Compatible - This course will concentrate on review principles in general and teach you to be a more effective reviewer of your own and others’ appraisals. It will explore the newly revised STANDARD 3 of USPAP in detail, along with pertinent FAQ from the Appraisal Standards Board that deal with review activities.

    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

    (651 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

    (635 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

    (789 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

    (2654 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $109.95

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    This course is designed to familiarize the real property appraiser with some of the content requirements and procedures associated with communicating an appraisal report.

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

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  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

    (569 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)

    (1078 Ratings)
    5.00
    $79.95

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    Course is iPad Compatible - Please note: This course contains Audio and Video content and you will need to have working speakers. Appraisers are increasingly vulnerable to many kinds of liability. This course examines practical ways appraisers can protect themselves in their everyday practice, pointing out common malpractice issues and investigating available remedies.

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

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  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance

    (708 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

    (1557 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    Course is iPad compatible - This course provides an in depth look at developing a Cost Approach for residential appraisals. The six methods of site valuation are illustrated and explained.

    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)

    (1522 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 Thermal Shell

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

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    This is the second course in a three-part series addressing green buildings. The objective of this course is to introduce appraisers to current concepts for the design and construction of building enclosures in high performance buildings. The modern green buildings course series begins with Modern Green Building Concepts and concludes with Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning in Green Buildings.

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

    (768 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

    (175 Ratings)
    $29.95

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    This course is not for credit towards continuing education, but will provide the FHA appraiser with knowledge and resources, as well as a handy checklist, for completing FHA appraisals in compliance with HUD policies and regulations.

    This is a non-credit course.

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