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  • 2014-2015 7-hour National USPAP Update Course

    (15830 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

    (829 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

    (815 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    Designed to comply with the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board, this course is structured around four specialized areas of appraisal practice: complex property appraisal, market analysis, challenges in the sales comparison approach, and highest and best use analysis. Beginning with a thorough explanation of complex properties, the course goes on to review the COMPETENCY RULE and the SCOPE OF WORK RULE aspects of USPAP, as well as the valuation process and reporting process for complex properties. Several case studies are featured. 

    In addition to the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, this course contains mini-quizzes that test the knowledge of the material throughout each chapter. The course concludes with a one-hour exam that must be taken in a proctored classroom setting.Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    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 of Assisted Living Facilities

    (169 Ratings)
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    8.00
    $119.95

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    Developed specifically for the commercial appraiser who wants to branch out into the specialty of appraising assisted living facilities, this course provides a foundational overview of 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 coverage of the income approach familiarizes the appraiser with the estimation of income, expenses, and capital expenditures specific to assisted living facilities and applying the income approach to both stabilized and unstabilized assisted living facilities. The course assumes that the student appraiser has a working knowledge of 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. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended  

    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

    (690 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    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. Course is iPad compatible – Calculator is Reccomended

    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

    (791 Ratings)
    20.00
    $279.95

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    A 20-hour course designed to fulfill part of the Appraiser Qualifications Board’s Required Core Curriculum, this course focuses on four specialized appraisal topics: environmental issues, appraising 2-4 family residential properties, appraising manufactured homes and narrative report writing. From environmental concerns stemming from radon, mold, wetlands and brownfields to the proper reporting process for all types of properties, your instructor will review key elements of these unique areas of the appraisal profession. The course concludes with a two-hour exam that must be taken in a proctored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    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

    (6905 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $129.95

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    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 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. Course is iPad compatible

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

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  • Appraising Manufactured Homes

    (2538 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    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. Course is iPad compatible

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

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  • Basic Appraisal Principles

    (873 Ratings)
    30.00
    $409.95

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    As one of the foundational courses for the appraisal profession, Basic Appraisal Principles provides an in-depth look at real property concepts, characteristics and legal descriptions with particular focus on how those influence real estate values. Your instructor will detail the different types of values and the economic principles that affect the real estate market, as well as the methods used to analyze those markets and the ethical norms that guide appraisers through the valuation process. The course concludes with a three-hour proctored exam that must be taken in a monitored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    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

    (764 Ratings)
    30.00
    $409.95

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    As one of the foundational courses for the appraisal profession, Basic Appraisal Procedures builds on the Basic Appraisal Principles course and introduces the steps for appraising all types of real property. Your instructor will review the three approaches to value, including: the Cost Approach, Sales Comparison Approach, and the Income Capitalization Approach. Each of these approaches are broken down and explored in the chapters with real-world examples. This course concludes with a three-hour proctored exam that must be taken in a monitored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    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

    (167 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    With material tailored to the commercial appraiser, this course provides 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. 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. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    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

    (1060 Ratings)
    5.00
    $79.95

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    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. Course is iPad compatible

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

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  • Essential Elements of Disclosures and Disclaimers

    (2235 Ratings)
    5.00
    $99.95

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    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 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. Course is iPad compatible

    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)

    (3714 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    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 will provide you with extensive information on the various techniques that can be used in appraising these unique and challenging properties. Course is iPad compatible – Calculator is Recommended - Audio/Speakers needed

    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

    (129 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    If you were called to testify as an expert witness in a court case, would you know what to do? From the structure and mechanics of a civil trial to the rules of evidence and tips for cross-examination, this subject matter elective course will prepare you for the role you may have to take in a litigation support assignment. There is a required one-and-a-half-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    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

    (150 Ratings)
    60.00
    $779.95

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    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, this course requires the use of a financial calculator. Your instructor will walk you through the use of the Hewlett-Packard HP-12c financial calculator as it applies to the various applications of the income approach. There is a required five hour exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored classroom setting. 

    NOTE: Keystrokes used in this course 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. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended  

    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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    Containing an in-depth look at developing the sales comparison approach for non-residential properties, this course meets the criteria for a 30-hour course under the Appraiser Qualifications Board requirements for general appraiser certification. In this advanced course that builds on the principles and practices learned in earlier courses, your instructor will examine the sales comparison approach with an emphasis on research methods, appropriate selection of comparable sales, and importance of verification. Additionally, this course reviews the statistical applications that apply to the sales comparison approach, as well as reconciliation of indicators within the approach. 

    Periodic quizzes interspersed throughout the course will test your knowledge of the material, and at the conclusion of the course there is a required three-hour proctored examination that must be taken in a monitored classroom setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    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

    (147 Ratings)
    30.00
    $409.95

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    Though it may be your least favorite aspect of the appraisal profession, paperwork is nevertheless a critical part of any appraisal assignment. Drawing on examples from case studies, this course details the requirements for a narrative-style Appraisal Report with an emphasis on each section, from the title page to the addendum. Additionally, your instructor will review the most common appraisal reporting forms used when appraising single-family and income-producing properties for mortgage lenders, including a brief review the reporting protocols of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). 

    As well as the end-of-chapter quizzes and final exam, this course contains mini-quizzes interspersed throughout the chapter that will test your knowledge of the material. At the conclusion of the course there is a required three-hour proctored examination. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    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

    (332 Ratings)
    4.00
    $69.95

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    A recent McGraw Hill study showed that over the past decade, green building in the single-family residential sector has increased ten-fold, up from 2% to over 20%. With these environmentally-conscious building practices only expected to grow in popularity, it is critical for appraisers to understand the design and construction of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in these high performance structures, as the likelihood that you will be called upon to value a green building will only increase as more builders start to transition to eco-friendly construction practices. Course is iPad compatible – Course #3 in a 3 Part Series

    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

    (1555 Ratings)
    2.00
    $39.95

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    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. Course is iPad compatible

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

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  • Introduction to the Uniform Appraisal Dataset

    (1269 Ratings)
    2.00
    $39.95

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    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 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. Course is iPad compatible

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

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  • Land and Site Valuation

    (3071 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $129.95

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    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. Course is iPad compatible – Calculator is Recommended

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

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  • Modern Green Building Concepts

    (908 Ratings)
    6.00
    $99.95

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    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 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. Course is iPad compatible – Course #1 in a 3 Part Series

    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

    (2201 Ratings)
    2.00
    $39.95

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    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 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. Course is iPad compatible

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

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  • Mortgage Fraud- Protect Yourself!

    (3579 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    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 will provide in-depth information on the appraiser’s role in various types of real estate and mortgage-related schemes. Course is iPad compatible – Calculator is Recommended

    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

    (613 Ratings)
    6.00
    $99.95

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    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 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. Course is iPad compatible – Calculator is Recommended

    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

    (1762 Ratings)
    5.00
    $99.95

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    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 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. Course is iPad compatible – Calculator is Recommended

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

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  • Residential Appraisal Review

    (2447 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $129.95

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    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. Course is iPad compatible – Calculator is Recommended

    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

    (515 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    With content designed to meet the requirements of the Appraisal Qualifications Board as part of the required Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria, this 15-hour course explores the fundamentals of site valuation and cost approach. It fulfills one of the elements of the AQB’s Required Core Curriculum for Licensed Residential Real Property Appraiser Classification and the Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser Classification. At the end of the course there is a required one-hour proctored exam that must take place in a monitored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended  

    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

    (586 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    Market analysis and highest and best use are key elements involved in a credible real property valuation. In this course your instructor will review the basics of analysis, including definitions, terminology and various common methodologies used to extract information from the market. Following the analysis section is an exploration of the concept of highest and best use and the theory of consistent use. Examples and hypothetical problems accompany each section, allowing you to work through the scenario as you might in a real world appraisal. 

    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. At the conclusion of the course there is a required one-hour proctored exam that must be taken in a monitored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    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

    (576 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    An appraisal report is both the final step and a critical element in the appraisal process, one that can successfully (or unsuccessfully) communicate your findings to a client. In this course your instructor will introduce some of the techniques and procedures associated with writing a proper appraisal report, as well as guide you through the various reporting options available, including narrative-type reports. Foundational requirements for these reports are taken from USPAP and intended users such as Fannie Mae and HUD. This course also features interactive case studies which require you to write parts of two appraisal reports: one on a single-family dwelling, and the other on a three-unit residential income property. 

    There is a mandatory one-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting. A calculator is recommended for this course. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    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

    (2475 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $129.95

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    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 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. Course is iPad compatible

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

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  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches

    (598 Ratings)
    30.00
    $409.95

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    With a focus on two of the primary approaches used to value real property, this course reviews the income property principles that affect the appraisal of residential properties. Interactive problems and case studies help illustrate the key concepts in practical ways. In addition, this course sets a foundation for more advanced general appraiser classes by touching on the principles of income capitalization. 

    Following the course material is a mandatory three-hour proctored exam that must be taken in a monitored setting. An HP12C calculator is also required for certain portions of this course. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    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)

    (1002 Ratings)
    5.00
    $79.95

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    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. Course is iPad compatible – Calculator is Recommended - Audio/Speakers needed

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

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  • Statistics, Modeling and Finance

    (747 Ratings)
    15.00
    $209.95

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    From graphic analysis to measures of dispersion, this course covers a range of topics relating to statistical analysis, mathematical modeling, and the principles of real estate finance as they apply to the appraisal profession. While your instructor will cover skills applicable for both residential and income producing properties, the primary focus of this course is on residential appraisals. In addition to a demonstration of mathematical and valuation modeling, automated valuation models (AVMs), and linear and multiple regression analysis, you will briefly review the role of the Federal Reserve System and the history of financing in the United States. 

    As part of the Required Core Curriculum, Statistics, Modeling and Finance is structured to conform to the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation. An HP12C calculator is required for this course. At the end of the course there is a mandatory one-hour proctored exam that must be taken in a monitored setting. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    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

    (902 Ratings)
    7.00
    $159.95

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    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. Course is iPad compatible – Calculator is Recommended

    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)

    (1530 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

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

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    As one of the three primary methods used to value real property, the sales comparison approach is a critical tool in the appraiser’s toolkit. In this course your instructor will dive deeper into the sales comparison approach, expanding on concepts learned in the Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures courses and illustrating the key components of the sales comparison approach with examples, case studies and practice problems. While the most of the material in this course concentrates on residential properties, there is a section applicable to all kinds of income-producing properties. Mini-quizzes interspersed throughout the course will test your comprehension as you prepare you for the final exam. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

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

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  • The Thermal Shell

    (297 Ratings)
    3.00
    $49.95

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    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. Course is iPad compatible – Course #2 in a 3 Part Series

    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

    (632 Ratings)
    7.00
    $109.95

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    From footings and foundations to framing systems, this image-rich course covers all aspects of residential construction from the ground up. With an emphasis on new building practices and materials, key topics in this course include site preparation, insulation and ventilation, HVAC and mechanical systems. An additional section reviews recent market and building trends as well as housing for people over 55 years of age. NOTE: This course employs many drawings and photographs to illustrate our points. Illustrations by Roland Dahlquist are used with permission of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. from DO-IT-YOURSELF HOUSEBUILDING: THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK, ©1995, by George Nash. These are the black and white line drawings that appear throughout the course. Course is iPad compatible

    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

    (816 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

    (145 Ratings)
    $29.95

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    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. Course is iPad compatible

    This is a non-credit course.

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