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Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense
$85.95
Tuesday Dec 6 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02250
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As a practicing appraisal professional, are you aware of the importance of keeping accurate, highly-detailed workfiles for your transactions? If your workfile comes under examination, every “i” must be dotted and “t” crossed in order to avoid trouble. In fact, one of the most common disciplinary actions taken by licensing boards is the result of insufficient support in the workfile. Therefore, having a sound workfile not only keeps you compliant with USPAP, it also encourages a high level of public trust in your work as an appraisal professional. Want to learn more about the ways a top notch work file can protect your appraisal practice? Your instructor will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the RECORD KEEPING RULE and the SCOPE OF WORK RULE as the basis for helping to establish what information is necessary to ensure the appraiser produces credible assignment results. In addition, your instructor will cover Fannie Mae’s 1004 report form and on a page and section basis, identify the areas which are the least supported by file documentation, and the ways that the same information can be used to supported several different analyses in the workfile.
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Live Webinar: Q&A with the Appraisal Foundation (Non-Credit)
$0.00
Wednesday Dec 7 , 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST
Approval #:
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 0.00
This webinar is part of our pro-series, which focuses on covering hot topics and career oriented skills with industry experts.

You’ve got questions, they’ve got answers! McKissock presents a 1-hour Q&A webinar from The Appraisal Foundation. Hear firsthand the interpretation and intent on those topics in USPAP you find confusing—straight from TAF. This will be an excellent opportunity to ask about how USPAP would require you to address those out of the box situations that really add time, expense, and liability to your reports. Also, get an update from TAF on upcoming issues affecting the Appraisal Profession.

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Live Webinar: The New FHA Handbook 4000.1
$85.95
Thursday Dec 8 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02249
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As the culmination of a project that took over one year to complete, FHA has released the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook, also known as Handbook 4000.1. This Handbook is designed to consolidate FHA requirements into one single authoritative source, instead of having requirements scattered throughout several different handbooks and mortgagee letters. Effective September 14, 2015, Handbook 4000.1 is the “go-to” handbook for appraisers and lenders, and FHA appraisers need to become familiar with its requirements. After the mortgage meltdown of 2006-2009, FHA insured loans have made a comeback, and now have a significant share of the 1 to 4 family residential lending market. This seminar focuses on the new FHA Handbook 4000.1 with emphasis on revisions to FHA appraisal requirements and protocols. In addition, students will learn how to effectively stay up-to-date with FHA requirements.

For appraisers seeking placement on the FHA Appraiser Roster, this detailed seminar is essential. For the current FHA roster appraiser, it will provide useful insight and tips.
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Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines
$69.95
Friday Dec 9 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02252
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


Fannie Mae is of the largest funding sources for home loans. However, many appraisal professionals are unfamiliar with this corporation’s actual role in the mortgage industry. Understanding the purpose and function of Fannie Mae, in addition to its current guidelines and requirements for appraisal assignments, is essential to conducting fair and compliant real estate transactions. In order for you to better understand Fannie Mae and its role in the housing market, your instructor will tackle a number of misconceptions and will disprove several myths about the guidelines and requirements associated with this organization. Along the way, your instructor will discuss examples, provide case studies, and ask “fact or myth” questions which you can apply to real-life appraisal situations. Your instructor will also identify and discuss Fannie Mae’s Appraiser Quality Monitoring (AQM) initiative, using Fannie Mae’s own Lender Letter and Frequently Asked Questions to provide accurate and current information.

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Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases
$55.95
Saturday Dec 10 , 12:00PM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02150
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 3.00


Disciplinary cases against appraisers are on the increase throughout the United States due to several factors, most significantly the Dodd-Frank requirement that lending institutions and AMCs must report suspected violations of USPAP to state enforcement agencies. This course is designed to make the appraiser aware of what not to do by presenting not only guidance, but also a significant number of actual appraiser disciplinary cases.

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Live Webinar: Adjustments: Supported or Not Supported?
$85.95
Tuesday Dec 13 , 12:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Approval #: C02266
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


For residential appraisers, extracting and supporting adjustments in the sales comparison approach is one of the most difficult and problematic aspects of an appraisal. Most qualifying and continuing education focuses on the methods of extracting and supporting adjustments, without considering that there are actually two methods of researching and analyzing data: quantitative and qualitative.
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Live Webinar: Regression Part 1: The What, Why, and How (Non-Credit)
$39.99
Wednesday Dec 14 , 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST
Approval #:
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 0.00
This webinar is part of our pro-series, which focuses on covering hot topics and career oriented skills with industry experts.

“What exactly is regression?” “Do I need to understand fancy equations if a computer can just give me the answer?” “How does the regression model really relate to my sales comparison approach?” According to USPAP, you need data to back up and support your adjustments, and regression can aid in providing that support. As a crucial tool in your appraiser’s toolbox, it’s important to understand regression before you begin relying on it. Join Josh Walitt for Part 1 of this in-depth look at the basics of regression, so you understand what these “black box” software programs are telling us rather than simply obeying the machine.
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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$69.95
Thursday Dec 15 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02112
Sponsor Code:
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: Reviewer's Checklist
$69.95
Friday Dec 16 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02134
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


This course concentrates on proper analysis and reporting of both residential and non-residential appraisal report reviews.  At the heart of reviewing is, of course, understanding what is required for proper development and reporting of the real estate appraisal.  Therefore, the first part of the course focuses on proper development and reporting of the residential appraisal.

 

Once understood, the material moves into the review process wherein the reviewer develops and reports the opinion of the quality of another appraiser’s work.  In order to assist the reviewer with the development process, a residential review checklist, compiled from a variety of sources (USPAP, GSEs, Government Agencies, etc.) is provided and discussed at length.  A non-residential review checklist has also been included and discussed at length.

 

USPAP frequently asked questions dealing with the review process are also presented and discussed.

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Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases
$55.95
Tuesday Jan 10 , 12:00PM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02150
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 3.00


Disciplinary cases against appraisers are on the increase throughout the United States due to several factors, most significantly the Dodd-Frank requirement that lending institutions and AMCs must report suspected violations of USPAP to state enforcement agencies. This course is designed to make the appraiser aware of what not to do by presenting not only guidance, but also a significant number of actual appraiser disciplinary cases.

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Live Webinar: The New FHA Handbook 4000.1
$85.95
Thursday Jan 12 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02249
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As the culmination of a project that took over one year to complete, FHA has released the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook, also known as Handbook 4000.1. This Handbook is designed to consolidate FHA requirements into one single authoritative source, instead of having requirements scattered throughout several different handbooks and mortgagee letters. Effective September 14, 2015, Handbook 4000.1 is the “go-to” handbook for appraisers and lenders, and FHA appraisers need to become familiar with its requirements. After the mortgage meltdown of 2006-2009, FHA insured loans have made a comeback, and now have a significant share of the 1 to 4 family residential lending market. This seminar focuses on the new FHA Handbook 4000.1 with emphasis on revisions to FHA appraisal requirements and protocols. In addition, students will learn how to effectively stay up-to-date with FHA requirements.

For appraisers seeking placement on the FHA Appraiser Roster, this detailed seminar is essential. For the current FHA roster appraiser, it will provide useful insight and tips.
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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$69.95
Tuesday Jan 17 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02112
Sponsor Code:
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: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do
$69.95
Thursday Jan 19 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02251
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


The appraisal business, similar to most businesses that are closely tied to the real estate industry, changes with the housing market. In order for you to expand your business, it is often necessary for you to consider a new niche or think outside the box in terms of the services you provide. If you want to diversify your appraisal business but are unsure of where to begin, exploring the unique opportunities provided by a position as an expert witness is a great place to start. Offering appraisal and consulting services as an expert witness allows you the chance to grow as an appraisal professional in numerous ways, from tackling new and exciting assignments to interacting with clients from all walks of life. Your instructor, Paul Lorenzen, will introduce you to expert witness testimony by exploring the categories of expert witness and the types of assignments appraisers can expect to encounter. In addition, your instructor will provide you with an “up close look” at the scope of work elements involved in this field, including the importance of properly identifying the client, the intended users, and the intended use.
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Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines
$69.95
Friday Jan 20 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02252
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


Fannie Mae is of the largest funding sources for home loans. However, many appraisal professionals are unfamiliar with this corporation’s actual role in the mortgage industry. Understanding the purpose and function of Fannie Mae, in addition to its current guidelines and requirements for appraisal assignments, is essential to conducting fair and compliant real estate transactions. In order for you to better understand Fannie Mae and its role in the housing market, your instructor will tackle a number of misconceptions and will disprove several myths about the guidelines and requirements associated with this organization. Along the way, your instructor will discuss examples, provide case studies, and ask “fact or myth” questions which you can apply to real-life appraisal situations. Your instructor will also identify and discuss Fannie Mae’s Appraiser Quality Monitoring (AQM) initiative, using Fannie Mae’s own Lender Letter and Frequently Asked Questions to provide accurate and current information.

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Live Webinar: Reviewer's Checklist
$69.95
Tuesday Jan 24 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02134
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


This course concentrates on proper analysis and reporting of both residential and non-residential appraisal report reviews.  At the heart of reviewing is, of course, understanding what is required for proper development and reporting of the real estate appraisal.  Therefore, the first part of the course focuses on proper development and reporting of the residential appraisal.

 

Once understood, the material moves into the review process wherein the reviewer develops and reports the opinion of the quality of another appraiser’s work.  In order to assist the reviewer with the development process, a residential review checklist, compiled from a variety of sources (USPAP, GSEs, Government Agencies, etc.) is provided and discussed at length.  A non-residential review checklist has also been included and discussed at length.

 

USPAP frequently asked questions dealing with the review process are also presented and discussed.

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Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense
$85.95
Thursday Jan 26 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02250
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As a practicing appraisal professional, are you aware of the importance of keeping accurate, highly-detailed workfiles for your transactions? If your workfile comes under examination, every “i” must be dotted and “t” crossed in order to avoid trouble. In fact, one of the most common disciplinary actions taken by licensing boards is the result of insufficient support in the workfile. Therefore, having a sound workfile not only keeps you compliant with USPAP, it also encourages a high level of public trust in your work as an appraisal professional. Want to learn more about the ways a top notch work file can protect your appraisal practice? Your instructor will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the RECORD KEEPING RULE and the SCOPE OF WORK RULE as the basis for helping to establish what information is necessary to ensure the appraiser produces credible assignment results. In addition, your instructor will cover Fannie Mae’s 1004 report form and on a page and section basis, identify the areas which are the least supported by file documentation, and the ways that the same information can be used to supported several different analyses in the workfile.
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Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases
$55.95
Saturday Jan 28 , 12:00PM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02150
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 3.00


Disciplinary cases against appraisers are on the increase throughout the United States due to several factors, most significantly the Dodd-Frank requirement that lending institutions and AMCs must report suspected violations of USPAP to state enforcement agencies. This course is designed to make the appraiser aware of what not to do by presenting not only guidance, but also a significant number of actual appraiser disciplinary cases.

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Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do
$69.95
Tuesday Feb 7 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02251
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


The appraisal business, similar to most businesses that are closely tied to the real estate industry, changes with the housing market. In order for you to expand your business, it is often necessary for you to consider a new niche or think outside the box in terms of the services you provide. If you want to diversify your appraisal business but are unsure of where to begin, exploring the unique opportunities provided by a position as an expert witness is a great place to start. Offering appraisal and consulting services as an expert witness allows you the chance to grow as an appraisal professional in numerous ways, from tackling new and exciting assignments to interacting with clients from all walks of life. Your instructor, Paul Lorenzen, will introduce you to expert witness testimony by exploring the categories of expert witness and the types of assignments appraisers can expect to encounter. In addition, your instructor will provide you with an “up close look” at the scope of work elements involved in this field, including the importance of properly identifying the client, the intended users, and the intended use.
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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$69.95
Friday Feb 10 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02112
Sponsor Code:
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: The New FHA Handbook 4000.1
$85.95
Thursday Feb 16 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02249
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As the culmination of a project that took over one year to complete, FHA has released the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook, also known as Handbook 4000.1. This Handbook is designed to consolidate FHA requirements into one single authoritative source, instead of having requirements scattered throughout several different handbooks and mortgagee letters. Effective September 14, 2015, Handbook 4000.1 is the “go-to” handbook for appraisers and lenders, and FHA appraisers need to become familiar with its requirements. After the mortgage meltdown of 2006-2009, FHA insured loans have made a comeback, and now have a significant share of the 1 to 4 family residential lending market. This seminar focuses on the new FHA Handbook 4000.1 with emphasis on revisions to FHA appraisal requirements and protocols. In addition, students will learn how to effectively stay up-to-date with FHA requirements.

For appraisers seeking placement on the FHA Appraiser Roster, this detailed seminar is essential. For the current FHA roster appraiser, it will provide useful insight and tips.
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Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines
$69.95
Friday Feb 17 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02252
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


Fannie Mae is of the largest funding sources for home loans. However, many appraisal professionals are unfamiliar with this corporation’s actual role in the mortgage industry. Understanding the purpose and function of Fannie Mae, in addition to its current guidelines and requirements for appraisal assignments, is essential to conducting fair and compliant real estate transactions. In order for you to better understand Fannie Mae and its role in the housing market, your instructor will tackle a number of misconceptions and will disprove several myths about the guidelines and requirements associated with this organization. Along the way, your instructor will discuss examples, provide case studies, and ask “fact or myth” questions which you can apply to real-life appraisal situations. Your instructor will also identify and discuss Fannie Mae’s Appraiser Quality Monitoring (AQM) initiative, using Fannie Mae’s own Lender Letter and Frequently Asked Questions to provide accurate and current information.

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Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do
$69.95
Saturday Feb 18 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02251
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


The appraisal business, similar to most businesses that are closely tied to the real estate industry, changes with the housing market. In order for you to expand your business, it is often necessary for you to consider a new niche or think outside the box in terms of the services you provide. If you want to diversify your appraisal business but are unsure of where to begin, exploring the unique opportunities provided by a position as an expert witness is a great place to start. Offering appraisal and consulting services as an expert witness allows you the chance to grow as an appraisal professional in numerous ways, from tackling new and exciting assignments to interacting with clients from all walks of life. Your instructor, Paul Lorenzen, will introduce you to expert witness testimony by exploring the categories of expert witness and the types of assignments appraisers can expect to encounter. In addition, your instructor will provide you with an “up close look” at the scope of work elements involved in this field, including the importance of properly identifying the client, the intended users, and the intended use.
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Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense
$85.95
Tuesday Feb 21 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02250
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As a practicing appraisal professional, are you aware of the importance of keeping accurate, highly-detailed workfiles for your transactions? If your workfile comes under examination, every “i” must be dotted and “t” crossed in order to avoid trouble. In fact, one of the most common disciplinary actions taken by licensing boards is the result of insufficient support in the workfile. Therefore, having a sound workfile not only keeps you compliant with USPAP, it also encourages a high level of public trust in your work as an appraisal professional. Want to learn more about the ways a top notch work file can protect your appraisal practice? Your instructor will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the RECORD KEEPING RULE and the SCOPE OF WORK RULE as the basis for helping to establish what information is necessary to ensure the appraiser produces credible assignment results. In addition, your instructor will cover Fannie Mae’s 1004 report form and on a page and section basis, identify the areas which are the least supported by file documentation, and the ways that the same information can be used to supported several different analyses in the workfile.
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Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases
$55.95
Thursday Feb 23 , 12:00PM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02150
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 3.00


Disciplinary cases against appraisers are on the increase throughout the United States due to several factors, most significantly the Dodd-Frank requirement that lending institutions and AMCs must report suspected violations of USPAP to state enforcement agencies. This course is designed to make the appraiser aware of what not to do by presenting not only guidance, but also a significant number of actual appraiser disciplinary cases.

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Live Webinar: Reviewer's Checklist
$69.95
Friday Feb 24 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02134
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


This course concentrates on proper analysis and reporting of both residential and non-residential appraisal report reviews.  At the heart of reviewing is, of course, understanding what is required for proper development and reporting of the real estate appraisal.  Therefore, the first part of the course focuses on proper development and reporting of the residential appraisal.

 

Once understood, the material moves into the review process wherein the reviewer develops and reports the opinion of the quality of another appraiser’s work.  In order to assist the reviewer with the development process, a residential review checklist, compiled from a variety of sources (USPAP, GSEs, Government Agencies, etc.) is provided and discussed at length.  A non-residential review checklist has also been included and discussed at length.

 

USPAP frequently asked questions dealing with the review process are also presented and discussed.

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Live Webinar: Reviewer's Checklist
$69.95
Tuesday Mar 14 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02134
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


This course concentrates on proper analysis and reporting of both residential and non-residential appraisal report reviews.  At the heart of reviewing is, of course, understanding what is required for proper development and reporting of the real estate appraisal.  Therefore, the first part of the course focuses on proper development and reporting of the residential appraisal.

 

Once understood, the material moves into the review process wherein the reviewer develops and reports the opinion of the quality of another appraiser’s work.  In order to assist the reviewer with the development process, a residential review checklist, compiled from a variety of sources (USPAP, GSEs, Government Agencies, etc.) is provided and discussed at length.  A non-residential review checklist has also been included and discussed at length.

 

USPAP frequently asked questions dealing with the review process are also presented and discussed.

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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$69.95
Friday Mar 17 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02112
Sponsor Code:
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: The New FHA Handbook 4000.1
$85.95
Tuesday Mar 21 , 11:00AM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02249
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As the culmination of a project that took over one year to complete, FHA has released the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook, also known as Handbook 4000.1. This Handbook is designed to consolidate FHA requirements into one single authoritative source, instead of having requirements scattered throughout several different handbooks and mortgagee letters. Effective September 14, 2015, Handbook 4000.1 is the “go-to” handbook for appraisers and lenders, and FHA appraisers need to become familiar with its requirements. After the mortgage meltdown of 2006-2009, FHA insured loans have made a comeback, and now have a significant share of the 1 to 4 family residential lending market. This seminar focuses on the new FHA Handbook 4000.1 with emphasis on revisions to FHA appraisal requirements and protocols. In addition, students will learn how to effectively stay up-to-date with FHA requirements.

For appraisers seeking placement on the FHA Appraiser Roster, this detailed seminar is essential. For the current FHA roster appraiser, it will provide useful insight and tips.
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Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines
$69.95
Thursday Mar 23 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02252
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


Fannie Mae is of the largest funding sources for home loans. However, many appraisal professionals are unfamiliar with this corporation’s actual role in the mortgage industry. Understanding the purpose and function of Fannie Mae, in addition to its current guidelines and requirements for appraisal assignments, is essential to conducting fair and compliant real estate transactions. In order for you to better understand Fannie Mae and its role in the housing market, your instructor will tackle a number of misconceptions and will disprove several myths about the guidelines and requirements associated with this organization. Along the way, your instructor will discuss examples, provide case studies, and ask “fact or myth” questions which you can apply to real-life appraisal situations. Your instructor will also identify and discuss Fannie Mae’s Appraiser Quality Monitoring (AQM) initiative, using Fannie Mae’s own Lender Letter and Frequently Asked Questions to provide accurate and current information.

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Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do
$69.95
Friday Mar 24 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02251
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


The appraisal business, similar to most businesses that are closely tied to the real estate industry, changes with the housing market. In order for you to expand your business, it is often necessary for you to consider a new niche or think outside the box in terms of the services you provide. If you want to diversify your appraisal business but are unsure of where to begin, exploring the unique opportunities provided by a position as an expert witness is a great place to start. Offering appraisal and consulting services as an expert witness allows you the chance to grow as an appraisal professional in numerous ways, from tackling new and exciting assignments to interacting with clients from all walks of life. Your instructor, Paul Lorenzen, will introduce you to expert witness testimony by exploring the categories of expert witness and the types of assignments appraisers can expect to encounter. In addition, your instructor will provide you with an “up close look” at the scope of work elements involved in this field, including the importance of properly identifying the client, the intended users, and the intended use.
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Live Webinar: Reviewer's Checklist
$69.95
Sunday Mar 26 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02134
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00


This course concentrates on proper analysis and reporting of both residential and non-residential appraisal report reviews.  At the heart of reviewing is, of course, understanding what is required for proper development and reporting of the real estate appraisal.  Therefore, the first part of the course focuses on proper development and reporting of the residential appraisal.

 

Once understood, the material moves into the review process wherein the reviewer develops and reports the opinion of the quality of another appraiser’s work.  In order to assist the reviewer with the development process, a residential review checklist, compiled from a variety of sources (USPAP, GSEs, Government Agencies, etc.) is provided and discussed at length.  A non-residential review checklist has also been included and discussed at length.

 

USPAP frequently asked questions dealing with the review process are also presented and discussed.

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Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense
$85.95
Monday Mar 27 , 12:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Approval #: C02250
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 5.00


As a practicing appraisal professional, are you aware of the importance of keeping accurate, highly-detailed workfiles for your transactions? If your workfile comes under examination, every “i” must be dotted and “t” crossed in order to avoid trouble. In fact, one of the most common disciplinary actions taken by licensing boards is the result of insufficient support in the workfile. Therefore, having a sound workfile not only keeps you compliant with USPAP, it also encourages a high level of public trust in your work as an appraisal professional. Want to learn more about the ways a top notch work file can protect your appraisal practice? Your instructor will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the RECORD KEEPING RULE and the SCOPE OF WORK RULE as the basis for helping to establish what information is necessary to ensure the appraiser produces credible assignment results. In addition, your instructor will cover Fannie Mae’s 1004 report form and on a page and section basis, identify the areas which are the least supported by file documentation, and the ways that the same information can be used to supported several different analyses in the workfile.
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Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases
$55.95
Tuesday Mar 28 , 1:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02150
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 3.00


Disciplinary cases against appraisers are on the increase throughout the United States due to several factors, most significantly the Dodd-Frank requirement that lending institutions and AMCs must report suspected violations of USPAP to state enforcement agencies. This course is designed to make the appraiser aware of what not to do by presenting not only guidance, but also a significant number of actual appraiser disciplinary cases.