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  • 2014-2015 7-hour National USPAP Update Course

    (15958 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.

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  • 2-4 Family Finesse

    (1453 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    7.00
    $129.95

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    Fannie Mae. Freddie Mac. FHA. VA. As an appraiser, these acronyms should be all too familiar. Understanding the guidelines and requirements of these agencies is a key element of real property appraisal. Your instructor, Alan Simmons, will provide extensive information on the forms and guidelines from the aforementioned agencies, and will offer you hands-on experience through practical problem solving. In addition, your instructor will also guide you through the proper completion of the Small Residential Income Property Appraisal Report (SRIPAR). Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

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  • Appraisal of Assisted Living Facilities

    (184 Ratings)
    Tennessee appraisal new course.
    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  

    This advanced level course is geared toward commercial appraisers.

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  • Appraisal of Fast Food Facilities

    (62 Ratings)
    Tennessee appraisal new course.
    7.00
    $109.95

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    According to a recent Pew study, there are over 160,000 fast food restaurants in the United States. For commercial appraisers looking to branch out into this specialized area, this course reviews leased fee valuation, the sales comparison and income approach and the discounted cash flow analysis as they relate to appraising fast food restaurants. Given the immense popularity of fast food in the United States, it’s important for an appraiser to understand the unique aspects of these facilities, from their physical characteristics to the lease clauses influencing value. Additionally this course touches on fee simple value analysis and going concern value analysis for fast food restaurants. Course is iPad compatible - Calculator Recommended

    This advanced level course is geared toward commercial appraisers.

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  • Appraisal of Self-Storage Facilities

    (714 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

    This advanced level course is geared toward commercial appraisers.

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  • Appraising FHA Today

    (6926 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

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  • Appraising Manufactured Homes

    (2518 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

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  • Environmental Issues for Appraisers

    (1038 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

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  • Essential Elements of Disclosures and Disclaimers

    (2232 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

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

    (3744 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

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  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems in Green Buildings

    (341 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

    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

    (1526 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

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  • Introduction to the Uniform Appraisal Dataset

    (1260 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

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  • Land and Site Valuation

    (3029 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

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  • Modern Green Building Concepts

    (905 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

    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

    (2175 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

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  • Mortgage Fraud- Protect Yourself!

    (3575 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

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  • Relocation Appraisal and the New ERC Form

    (581 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

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  • REO and Foreclosures

    (1731 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

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  • Residential Appraisal Review

    (2416 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

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  • Residential Report Writing: More Than Forms

    (2473 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

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

    (1013 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

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  • The Cost Approach

    (883 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

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  • The Dirty Dozen

    (2503 Ratings)
    3.00
    $49.95

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    Based on Advisory Opinion 11 of the 2014-2015 edition of USPAP, the “Dirty Dozen” covers the twelve elements that must be included in an Appraisal Report and a Restricted Appraisal Report. As the primary means of communicating the critical aspects of the appraisal process (including assignment results) to the client and other intended users, developing an understanding of these content requirements is invaluable to the appraiser-client relationship. Your instructor will provide you with detailed information on the appraisal process as well as the various elements of the two USPAP reporting options. Course is iPad compatible

    The 12 things that need to be in every appraisal report.

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

    (1609 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.

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  • The Sales Comparison Approach

    (541 Ratings)
    Tennessee 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

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  • The Thermal Shell

    (309 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

    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

    (671 Ratings)
    Tennessee appraisal new course.
    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

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

    (811 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

    (146 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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