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Live Webinar: Deriving and Supporting Adjustments
$55.95
Tuesday Apr 22 , 10:00AM - 1:00PM EST
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Hours: 3.00


For residential appraisers, extracting and supporting adjustments in the sales comparison approach is one of the most difficult and problematic aspects of an appraisal. This course provides information on several different methods for extracting and supporting adjustments. Paired sales, also known as matched pairs analysis, is perhaps the most widely quoted method for supporting adjustments, and this course covers this method. However, alternative methods are also covered, including cost and income analyses, interviews with market participants, and simple linear regression. Examples of all of these methodologies are provided, along with case study exercises that allow students to work with each. The importance of supporting adjustments is stressed, and USPAP issues related to competency, scope of work, workfile retention, appraisal development and reporting are addressed. Finally, the course goes through each item in the sales comparison grid, and explores various methods for extracting and supporting each adjustment, through the use of case studies and discussion exercises.
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Live Webinar: REO & Short Sales Appraisal Guidelines
$69.95
Wednesday Apr 23 , 10:00AM - 2:00PM EST
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Hours: 4.00


As the numbers of foreclosures and short sales mount throughout the U.S., the appraisal of REO and short sale properties represents business opportunities for appraisers. This course will examine the trend in the numbers of foreclosures and short sales, and discuss the reasons underlying the trends. The foreclosure process and timeline will be examined, and various loan workout solutions and the need for valuation experts will be covered. There are significant differences between REO and origination appraisal assignments, which will be highlighted and explained in depth. Current HUD/FHA and FNMA requirements for REO appraisals will be enumerated. Assignment conditions common to REO and short sale appraisals will be discussed, and examples will be provided. Finally, common applications in REO appraisals will be addressed, including estimation of entrepreneurial profit and repair costs. This course will incorporate text, discussion, and real-life examples.
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Live Webinar: Introduction to Complex Appraisal Assignments
$85.95
Thursday Apr 24 , 10:00AM - 3:00PM EST
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Hours: 5.00


This course is designed for residential appraisers who want to expand their skill set 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. It will give the student a good understanding of various techniques that can be used in appraising unique and difficult properties. The course begins with an overview of the factors that make a property complex. Unique physical characteristics, nonconformity, and location can all contribute to making an appraisal assignment difficult and complex. Rapidly changing market conditions, lack of sales data and governmental restrictions may also add elements to an assignment that increase its complexity. Since no two complex assignments are the same, the course is designed to teach students a systematic approach to solving the appraisal problem. In some cases, multiple techniques are provided for example problems, demonstrating that there may be more than one solution for a complex appraisal problem. Students will apply some of the techniques learned to “real world problems” that are designed to reinforce the learning experience.
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Live Webinar: Land and Site Valuation
$85.95
Tuesday May 20 , 10:00AM - 3:00PM EST
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Hours: 5.00


This course provides an in-depth look at valuation of land and sites. It begins with a review of definitions and the characteristics of land and site. Then it moves on to a review of calculating the area of land parcels and providing legal descriptions. We will discuss the four major forces that impact the values of land and sites, and examples will be provided. There will be an extensive discussion and case study examples of highest and best use. The sales comparison approach method of land and site valuation will be demonstrated, with an emphasis on extracting and supporting adjustments. Two land appraisal forms will be illustrated. We will give examples and complete case studies which demonstrate land and site valuation using units of comparison.
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Live Webinar: Intro to Regression Analysis for Appraisers
$69.95
Wednesday May 21 , 10:00AM - 2:00PM EST
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Hours: 4.00


This course teaches the fundamentals of regression analysis. We will address the different types of regression analysis as well as definitions, formulas, and mathematical procedures. We will also learn how to use regression analysis in our daily appraising, by hand and using a calculator. We will also discuss the positives and the negatives of regression analysis. There are inherent weaknesses in both linear regression and multiple regression analysis. It is important for appraisers to understand these weaknesses to avoid misleading appraisal reports. Regression analysis does not change appraising from an art to a science. It does allow an appraiser to take advantage of recently developed computer technology (science), to perform regression techniques. Regression techniques are tools to find answers to questions and help the appraiser solve problems. When larger volumes of data exist they can more efficiently develop indications of the amount of adjustment to make, or in some cases aid in calculating value conclusions. One of the major advantages of regression analysis is the ability to document the means of obtaining the findings. Several reference texts on regression and statistical analysis were used in the development of this course as well as a significant number of internet sources. Course will include detailed discussion of regression analysis with the power point presentation as a guide. Students will participate through in-class discussion and periodic review quizzes, and when appropriate, group discussion and activities. Students will need an HP 12C calculator for this course.
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Live Webinar: Deriving and Supporting Adjustments
$55.95
Thursday May 22 , 10:00AM - 1:00PM EST
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Hours: 3.00


For residential appraisers, extracting and supporting adjustments in the sales comparison approach is one of the most difficult and problematic aspects of an appraisal. This course provides information on several different methods for extracting and supporting adjustments. Paired sales, also known as matched pairs analysis, is perhaps the most widely quoted method for supporting adjustments, and this course covers this method. However, alternative methods are also covered, including cost and income analyses, interviews with market participants, and simple linear regression. Examples of all of these methodologies are provided, along with case study exercises that allow students to work with each. The importance of supporting adjustments is stressed, and USPAP issues related to competency, scope of work, workfile retention, appraisal development and reporting are addressed. Finally, the course goes through each item in the sales comparison grid, and explores various methods for extracting and supporting each adjustment, through the use of case studies and discussion exercises.
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Live Webinar: Deriving and Supporting Adjustments
$55.95
Monday Jun 23 , 1:00PM - 4:00PM EST
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Hours: 3.00


For residential appraisers, extracting and supporting adjustments in the sales comparison approach is one of the most difficult and problematic aspects of an appraisal. This course provides information on several different methods for extracting and supporting adjustments. Paired sales, also known as matched pairs analysis, is perhaps the most widely quoted method for supporting adjustments, and this course covers this method. However, alternative methods are also covered, including cost and income analyses, interviews with market participants, and simple linear regression. Examples of all of these methodologies are provided, along with case study exercises that allow students to work with each. The importance of supporting adjustments is stressed, and USPAP issues related to competency, scope of work, workfile retention, appraisal development and reporting are addressed. Finally, the course goes through each item in the sales comparison grid, and explores various methods for extracting and supporting each adjustment, through the use of case studies and discussion exercises.
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Live Webinar: REO & Short Sales Appraisal Guidelines
$69.95
Tuesday Jun 24 , 10:00AM - 2:00PM EST
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Hours: 4.00


As the numbers of foreclosures and short sales mount throughout the U.S., the appraisal of REO and short sale properties represents business opportunities for appraisers. This course will examine the trend in the numbers of foreclosures and short sales, and discuss the reasons underlying the trends. The foreclosure process and timeline will be examined, and various loan workout solutions and the need for valuation experts will be covered. There are significant differences between REO and origination appraisal assignments, which will be highlighted and explained in depth. Current HUD/FHA and FNMA requirements for REO appraisals will be enumerated. Assignment conditions common to REO and short sale appraisals will be discussed, and examples will be provided. Finally, common applications in REO appraisals will be addressed, including estimation of entrepreneurial profit and repair costs. This course will incorporate text, discussion, and real-life examples.
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Live Webinar: Introduction to Complex Appraisal Assignments
$85.95
Wednesday Jun 25 , 10:00AM - 3:00PM EST
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Hours: 5.00


This course is designed for residential appraisers who want to expand their skill set 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. It will give the student a good understanding of various techniques that can be used in appraising unique and difficult properties. The course begins with an overview of the factors that make a property complex. Unique physical characteristics, nonconformity, and location can all contribute to making an appraisal assignment difficult and complex. Rapidly changing market conditions, lack of sales data and governmental restrictions may also add elements to an assignment that increase its complexity. Since no two complex assignments are the same, the course is designed to teach students a systematic approach to solving the appraisal problem. In some cases, multiple techniques are provided for example problems, demonstrating that there may be more than one solution for a complex appraisal problem. Students will apply some of the techniques learned to “real world problems” that are designed to reinforce the learning experience.
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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$69.95
Tuesday Jul 22 , 10:00AM - 4:00PM EST
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Hours: 4.00


This course concentrates on proper analysis for residential appraisers. Analysis is the genesis of value. We will start with a review of unacceptable appraisal practices as identified by the GSEs. After looking at several definitions of analysis, the focus will turn to areas of analysis that are frequently missing from appraisal reports and from appraisal work files, as required by USPAP and regulators, including but not limited to: support for exposure time, support for the highest and best use conclusion, support for effective age and economic life conclusions. Then we will concentrate on the market analysis (1004MC) and on the sales analysis; again with USPAP and regulatory compliance in mind. We will also focus on comparable sales selection, qualitative, and statistical analysis.
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Live Webinar: Land and Site Valuation
$85.95
Wednesday Jul 23 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
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Hours: 5.00


This course provides an in-depth look at valuation of land and sites. It begins with a review of definitions and the characteristics of land and site. Then it moves on to a review of calculating the area of land parcels and providing legal descriptions. We will discuss the four major forces that impact the values of land and sites, and examples will be provided. There will be an extensive discussion and case study examples of highest and best use. The sales comparison approach method of land and site valuation will be demonstrated, with an emphasis on extracting and supporting adjustments. Two land appraisal forms will be illustrated. We will give examples and complete case studies which demonstrate land and site valuation using units of comparison.
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Live Webinar: UAD - Up Close and Personal
$55.95
Thursday Jul 24 , 10:00AM - 1:00PM EST
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Hours: 3.00


In 2011, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac launched the Uniform Mortgage Data Program (UMDP) initiative, which standardizes data provided by lenders to these two mortgage giants. A key part of this initiative is the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). Residential appraisers have had almost two years of working with the UAD, but there are still significant misunderstandings relating to key requirements of the UAD. This course begins by briefly reminding the appraiser of the purpose of the UAD. It then moves to explain “hard stops”, which can result from information in the appraisal report not being presented in compliance with the UAD. As of the writing of this course, four hard stops have been implemented. Effective January of 2014, four more will be introduced and three more are expected to be introduced in late 2014. It is important that the appraiser “get it right” the first time, so the hard stops, whether currently in effect or proposed are identified. Fannie and Freddie continue to have problems with information provided in the appraisal report. Section 3 of the course focuses on those problem areas by providing a more in depth presentation of what is expected of the appraiser.
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Live Webinar: Deriving and Supporting Adjustments
$55.95
Tuesday Aug 19 , 12:00PM - 3:00PM EST
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Hours: 3.00


For residential appraisers, extracting and supporting adjustments in the sales comparison approach is one of the most difficult and problematic aspects of an appraisal. This course provides information on several different methods for extracting and supporting adjustments. Paired sales, also known as matched pairs analysis, is perhaps the most widely quoted method for supporting adjustments, and this course covers this method. However, alternative methods are also covered, including cost and income analyses, interviews with market participants, and simple linear regression. Examples of all of these methodologies are provided, along with case study exercises that allow students to work with each. The importance of supporting adjustments is stressed, and USPAP issues related to competency, scope of work, workfile retention, appraisal development and reporting are addressed. Finally, the course goes through each item in the sales comparison grid, and explores various methods for extracting and supporting each adjustment, through the use of case studies and discussion exercises.
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Live Webinar: Introduction to Complex Appraisal Assignments
$85.95
Wednesday Aug 20 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
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Hours: 5.00


This course is designed for residential appraisers who want to expand their skill set 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. It will give the student a good understanding of various techniques that can be used in appraising unique and difficult properties. The course begins with an overview of the factors that make a property complex. Unique physical characteristics, nonconformity, and location can all contribute to making an appraisal assignment difficult and complex. Rapidly changing market conditions, lack of sales data and governmental restrictions may also add elements to an assignment that increase its complexity. Since no two complex assignments are the same, the course is designed to teach students a systematic approach to solving the appraisal problem. In some cases, multiple techniques are provided for example problems, demonstrating that there may be more than one solution for a complex appraisal problem. Students will apply some of the techniques learned to “real world problems” that are designed to reinforce the learning experience.
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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$69.95
Thursday Aug 21 , 10:00AM - 2:00PM EST
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Hours: 4.00


This course concentrates on proper analysis for residential appraisers. Analysis is the genesis of value. We will start with a review of unacceptable appraisal practices as identified by the GSEs. After looking at several definitions of analysis, the focus will turn to areas of analysis that are frequently missing from appraisal reports and from appraisal work files, as required by USPAP and regulators, including but not limited to: support for exposure time, support for the highest and best use conclusion, support for effective age and economic life conclusions. Then we will concentrate on the market analysis (1004MC) and on the sales analysis; again with USPAP and regulatory compliance in mind. We will also focus on comparable sales selection, qualitative, and statistical analysis.