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Do you love the convenience of online but miss the live classroom interaction? McKissock brings you the best of both worlds with our new live webinars. Whether you’re looking for information on a timely topic or need to pick up some CE credits for your next renewal, check out McKissock’s schedule of upcoming live webinars!
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Live Webinar: Market-Based Adjustments Series: Basements (Non-Credit)
$29.99
Wednesday Jun 28 , 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST
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Hours: 0.00
This webinar is part of our pro-series, which focuses on covering hot topics and career oriented skills with industry experts.

Basements present a unique challenge to appraisers. Houses identical in age, above-grade living space, quality of construction and even location can nevertheless drastically differ in market value based on the design and finish of the basement. Take a closer look at the analytical process necessary to apply market-oriented quantifiable adjustments to properties with basements in part three of this four-part webinar series on market-based adjustments.
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Live Webinar: Appraisal Practices of Manufactured Housing
$75.95
Sunday Jul 9 , 1:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Approval #: C02297
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
Manufactured homes are an important part of the American housing market. This course will examine the general topic of factory-built housing and then focus on manufactured housing. The history of manufactured housing will be explored along with details of the HUD Code for manufactured housing. Proper use of the 1004C Manufactured Housing appraisal form will be illustrated. Guidelines for appraising manufactured homes for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and VA will be explored. There will be detailed examples of calculating replacement costs for manufactured housing using the Marshall & Swift Residential Cost Handbook, Swift Estimator, and the NADA guides Manufactured Housing CONNECT.
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Live Webinar: Recognizing Mortgage Fraud and Its Effects
$75.95
Monday Jul 10 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02315
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
This course provides an in-depth look at mortgage and valuation fraud in the United States. First, we must understand the definition of fraud, and how it applies in mortgage lending and appraising. 

Illustrations and examples of various fraud schemes that are common today are offered. These include flipping, silent seconds and cash back at closing schemes. The appraiser’s role in various types of swindles will be examined. We will also discuss appraisal pressure, predatory lending, and various illegal lending practices such as packing and equity stripping. 

Next, various enforcement and legal issues, including civil vs. criminal liability, investigation and prosecution of appraisers, and appraiser identity theft will be studied in detail. Finally, we will outline several steps appraisers can take to limit their liability, and ensure they are not ensnared in the web of a fraud scheme.
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Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases
$55.95
Tuesday Jul 11 , 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: Market-Based Adjustments Series: Effective Age (Non-Credit)
$29.99
Wednesday Jul 12 , 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.

In a perfect world, all structural elements of a home would age at the same rate every year. Given that real-world properties are rarely so cooperative, however, the principle of “effective age” provides a more accurate basis for analyzing the depreciation of structural elements over the life expectancy of the home’s improvements. Explore the flexibility effective age can provide your adjustments in this final part of the four-part webinar series on market-based adjustments. Download included: worksheet listing industry-recognized depreciation schedules for major structural components.
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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$75.95
Thursday Jul 13 , 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: Adjustment Support for Residential Appraisers
$75.95
Friday Jul 14 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02316
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
This course is developed specifically for residential appraisers who want to use appropriate methodologies to develop and support adjustments in the Sales Comparison approach to value. Intended Users of residential appraisals today expect significant adjustments to be market based and well-supported. This course assumes that you have had training and some experience with the appropriate development of the Sales Comparison approach. 

This course supplements your training by presenting several methods of developing and supporting your adjustments. The first chapter begins with the proper sequence of adjustments and a quick review of several foundational appraisal principles. Numerous methods of developing Gross Living Area (GLA) adjustments are presented next. 

Methodologies for developing Bedroom and Bathroom adjustments follow in the second chapter, along with an introduction to employing income capitalization to develop and support adjustments. Subsequent chapters present additional methodologies to develop market-based adjustments for changing market conditions over time, builder upgrades, sales concessions, basements finishes, outbuildings, accessory dwelling units, and view amenities. 

Whether you have abundant sales and rental data, or a scarcity of data, these methods can strengthen your appraisal quality by supporting your adjustments. Logic and reasoning are also discussed throughout the course, so you are empowered to produce and report credible results.
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Live Webinar: The FHA Handbook 4000.1
$85.95
Tuesday Jul 18 , 12:00PM - 5:00PM 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: Appraisal Practices of Manufactured Housing
$75.95
Wednesday Jul 19 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02297
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
Manufactured homes are an important part of the American housing market. This course will examine the general topic of factory-built housing and then focus on manufactured housing. The history of manufactured housing will be explored along with details of the HUD Code for manufactured housing. Proper use of the 1004C Manufactured Housing appraisal form will be illustrated. Guidelines for appraising manufactured homes for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and VA will be explored. There will be detailed examples of calculating replacement costs for manufactured housing using the Marshall & Swift Residential Cost Handbook, Swift Estimator, and the NADA guides Manufactured Housing CONNECT.
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Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense
$85.95
Thursday Jul 20 , 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: REO Appraisal: Guidelines and Best Practices
$75.95
Monday Jul 24 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02326
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
This course provides a greater understanding of the lending and foreclosure processes leading to properties becoming real estate owned (REO), and the roles and responsibilities of valuation professionals in this process. We will examine the differences between traditional mortgage appraisal assignments and foreclosure assignments. Special attention is paid to clearly identifying the definition of value as well as assignment conditions and requirements from clients and intended users such as Fannie Mae and HUD/FHA. We will cover the concepts of cost to repair and cost to cure, along with data sources to support cost estimates, as well as investor incentive (risk demand) estimates extracted from the market.
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Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do
$75.95
Tuesday Jul 25 , 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: In-Between Properties: Is It or Isn't It Commercial? (Non-Credit)
$39.99
Wednesday Jul 26 , 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST
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Hours: 0.00
This webinar is part of our pro-series, which focuses on covering hot topics and career oriented skills with industry experts.

Residential and commercial appraisers are sometimes asked to appraise a house zoned for commercial use or that is suspected to have “commercial potential." If you work in a rapidly growing area, this may be a regular occurrence—but be aware! There's often more to these types of properties than meets the eye. Before you find yourself in a situation where you are outside of your comfort (and perhaps competency) zone, learn what you should consider before taking the assignment.
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Live Webinar: Issues in Appraiser Liability
$75.95
Thursday Jul 27 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02318
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
Liability cannot be eliminated entirely, but it can be managed. Appraisers are bound to follow federal and state laws and regulation, USPAP, and guidelines issued by government agencies, government-sponsored enterprises, and lenders, or else face civil penalties, criminal penalties, or loss of license. This seminar examines practical ways appraisers can protect themselves in their everyday practice, pointing out common malpractice issues and investigating available remedies. Among other topics, the course will discuss legal definitions and categories of penalties, third-party liability, competency, environmental issues, real estate and mortgage fraud, identity theft, supervising appraisal trainees, and how appraisers can best manage their liability.
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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$75.95
Friday Jul 28 , 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: REO Appraisal: Guidelines and Best Practices
$75.95
Tuesday Aug 1 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02326
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
This course provides a greater understanding of the lending and foreclosure processes leading to properties becoming real estate owned (REO), and the roles and responsibilities of valuation professionals in this process. We will examine the differences between traditional mortgage appraisal assignments and foreclosure assignments. Special attention is paid to clearly identifying the definition of value as well as assignment conditions and requirements from clients and intended users such as Fannie Mae and HUD/FHA. We will cover the concepts of cost to repair and cost to cure, along with data sources to support cost estimates, as well as investor incentive (risk demand) estimates extracted from the market.
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Live Webinar: Role of the Appraiser in the 21st Century (Non-Credit)
$39.99
Wednesday Aug 2 , 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST
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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.

The landscape of residential real estate appraising is shifting. Join McKissock instructor Tony Pistilli as he explores the changes on the horizon and the answers to the questions: Are appraisers going away? Is the way we do appraisals changing? How can we position our businesses to capitalize on these changes? Additionally, get a sneak peek at next-generation appraisal tools and learn how to effectively leverage this new technology.
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Live Webinar: The FHA Handbook 4000.1
$85.95
Thursday Aug 3 , 10:00AM - 3:00PM 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: Recognizing Mortgage Fraud and Its Effects
$75.95
Tuesday Aug 8 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02315
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
This course provides an in-depth look at mortgage and valuation fraud in the United States. First, we must understand the definition of fraud, and how it applies in mortgage lending and appraising. 

Illustrations and examples of various fraud schemes that are common today are offered. These include flipping, silent seconds and cash back at closing schemes. The appraiser’s role in various types of swindles will be examined. We will also discuss appraisal pressure, predatory lending, and various illegal lending practices such as packing and equity stripping. 

Next, various enforcement and legal issues, including civil vs. criminal liability, investigation and prosecution of appraisers, and appraiser identity theft will be studied in detail. Finally, we will outline several steps appraisers can take to limit their liability, and ensure they are not ensnared in the web of a fraud scheme.
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Live Webinar: Appraisal Practices of Manufactured Housing
$75.95
Thursday Aug 10 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02297
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
Manufactured homes are an important part of the American housing market. This course will examine the general topic of factory-built housing and then focus on manufactured housing. The history of manufactured housing will be explored along with details of the HUD Code for manufactured housing. Proper use of the 1004C Manufactured Housing appraisal form will be illustrated. Guidelines for appraising manufactured homes for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and VA will be explored. There will be detailed examples of calculating replacement costs for manufactured housing using the Marshall & Swift Residential Cost Handbook, Swift Estimator, and the NADA guides Manufactured Housing CONNECT.
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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$75.95
Friday Aug 11 , 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: A Review of Disciplinary Cases
$55.95
Saturday Aug 12 , 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.

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Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines
$75.95
Tuesday Aug 15 , 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: Q&A with the Appraisal Foundation (Non-Credit)
$0.00
Wednesday Aug 16 , 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST
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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 FHA Handbook 4000.1
$85.95
Thursday Aug 17 , 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: Adjustment Support for Residential Appraisers
$75.95
Monday Aug 21 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02316
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
This course is developed specifically for residential appraisers who want to use appropriate methodologies to develop and support adjustments in the Sales Comparison approach to value. Intended Users of residential appraisals today expect significant adjustments to be market based and well-supported. This course assumes that you have had training and some experience with the appropriate development of the Sales Comparison approach. 

This course supplements your training by presenting several methods of developing and supporting your adjustments. The first chapter begins with the proper sequence of adjustments and a quick review of several foundational appraisal principles. Numerous methods of developing Gross Living Area (GLA) adjustments are presented next. 

Methodologies for developing Bedroom and Bathroom adjustments follow in the second chapter, along with an introduction to employing income capitalization to develop and support adjustments. Subsequent chapters present additional methodologies to develop market-based adjustments for changing market conditions over time, builder upgrades, sales concessions, basements finishes, outbuildings, accessory dwelling units, and view amenities. 

Whether you have abundant sales and rental data, or a scarcity of data, these methods can strengthen your appraisal quality by supporting your adjustments. Logic and reasoning are also discussed throughout the course, so you are empowered to produce and report credible results.
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Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense
$85.95
Tuesday Aug 22 , 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: REO Appraisal: Guidelines and Best Practices
$75.95
Friday Aug 25 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02326
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
This course provides a greater understanding of the lending and foreclosure processes leading to properties becoming real estate owned (REO), and the roles and responsibilities of valuation professionals in this process. We will examine the differences between traditional mortgage appraisal assignments and foreclosure assignments. Special attention is paid to clearly identifying the definition of value as well as assignment conditions and requirements from clients and intended users such as Fannie Mae and HUD/FHA. We will cover the concepts of cost to repair and cost to cure, along with data sources to support cost estimates, as well as investor incentive (risk demand) estimates extracted from the market.
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Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases
$55.95
Monday Aug 28 , 11:00AM - 2:00PM 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: Issues in Appraiser Liability
$75.95
Tuesday Aug 29 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02318
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
Liability cannot be eliminated entirely, but it can be managed. Appraisers are bound to follow federal and state laws and regulation, USPAP, and guidelines issued by government agencies, government-sponsored enterprises, and lenders, or else face civil penalties, criminal penalties, or loss of license. This seminar examines practical ways appraisers can protect themselves in their everyday practice, pointing out common malpractice issues and investigating available remedies. Among other topics, the course will discuss legal definitions and categories of penalties, third-party liability, competency, environmental issues, real estate and mortgage fraud, identity theft, supervising appraisal trainees, and how appraisers can best manage their liability.
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Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis
$75.95
Thursday Sep 7 , 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: A Review of Disciplinary Cases
$55.95
Friday Sep 8 , 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 FHA Handbook 4000.1
$85.95
Monday Sep 11 , 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: Appraisal Practices of Manufactured Housing
$75.95
Tuesday Sep 12 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02297
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
Manufactured homes are an important part of the American housing market. This course will examine the general topic of factory-built housing and then focus on manufactured housing. The history of manufactured housing will be explored along with details of the HUD Code for manufactured housing. Proper use of the 1004C Manufactured Housing appraisal form will be illustrated. Guidelines for appraising manufactured homes for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and VA will be explored. There will be detailed examples of calculating replacement costs for manufactured housing using the Marshall & Swift Residential Cost Handbook, Swift Estimator, and the NADA guides Manufactured Housing CONNECT.
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Live Webinar: Recognizing Mortgage Fraud and Its Effects
$75.95
Wednesday Sep 13 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02315
Sponsor Code:
Hours: 4.00
This course provides an in-depth look at mortgage and valuation fraud in the United States. First, we must understand the definition of fraud, and how it applies in mortgage lending and appraising. 

Illustrations and examples of various fraud schemes that are common today are offered. These include flipping, silent seconds and cash back at closing schemes. The appraiser’s role in various types of swindles will be examined. We will also discuss appraisal pressure, predatory lending, and various illegal lending practices such as packing and equity stripping. 

Next, various enforcement and legal issues, including civil vs. criminal liability, investigation and prosecution of appraisers, and appraiser identity theft will be studied in detail. Finally, we will outline several steps appraisers can take to limit their liability, and ensure they are not ensnared in the web of a fraud scheme.
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Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines
$75.95
Friday Sep 15 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02252
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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
$75.95
Saturday Sep 16 , 1:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Approval #: C02251
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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: Adjustment Support for Residential Appraisers
$75.95
Tuesday Sep 19 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02316
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Hours: 4.00
This course is developed specifically for residential appraisers who want to use appropriate methodologies to develop and support adjustments in the Sales Comparison approach to value. Intended Users of residential appraisals today expect significant adjustments to be market based and well-supported. This course assumes that you have had training and some experience with the appropriate development of the Sales Comparison approach. 

This course supplements your training by presenting several methods of developing and supporting your adjustments. The first chapter begins with the proper sequence of adjustments and a quick review of several foundational appraisal principles. Numerous methods of developing Gross Living Area (GLA) adjustments are presented next. 

Methodologies for developing Bedroom and Bathroom adjustments follow in the second chapter, along with an introduction to employing income capitalization to develop and support adjustments. Subsequent chapters present additional methodologies to develop market-based adjustments for changing market conditions over time, builder upgrades, sales concessions, basements finishes, outbuildings, accessory dwelling units, and view amenities. 

Whether you have abundant sales and rental data, or a scarcity of data, these methods can strengthen your appraisal quality by supporting your adjustments. Logic and reasoning are also discussed throughout the course, so you are empowered to produce and report credible results.
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Live Webinar: REO Appraisal: Guidelines and Best Practices
$75.95
Thursday Sep 21 , 1:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Approval #: C02326
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Hours: 4.00
This course provides a greater understanding of the lending and foreclosure processes leading to properties becoming real estate owned (REO), and the roles and responsibilities of valuation professionals in this process. We will examine the differences between traditional mortgage appraisal assignments and foreclosure assignments. Special attention is paid to clearly identifying the definition of value as well as assignment conditions and requirements from clients and intended users such as Fannie Mae and HUD/FHA. We will cover the concepts of cost to repair and cost to cure, along with data sources to support cost estimates, as well as investor incentive (risk demand) estimates extracted from the market.
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Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense
$85.95
Friday Sep 22 , 10:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02250
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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: Issues in Appraiser Liability
$75.95
Monday Sep 25 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02318
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Hours: 4.00
Liability cannot be eliminated entirely, but it can be managed. Appraisers are bound to follow federal and state laws and regulation, USPAP, and guidelines issued by government agencies, government-sponsored enterprises, and lenders, or else face civil penalties, criminal penalties, or loss of license. This seminar examines practical ways appraisers can protect themselves in their everyday practice, pointing out common malpractice issues and investigating available remedies. Among other topics, the course will discuss legal definitions and categories of penalties, third-party liability, competency, environmental issues, real estate and mortgage fraud, identity theft, supervising appraisal trainees, and how appraisers can best manage their liability.
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Live Webinar: Recognizing Mortgage Fraud and Its Effects
$75.95
Tuesday Sep 26 , 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Approval #: C02315
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Hours: 4.00
This course provides an in-depth look at mortgage and valuation fraud in the United States. First, we must understand the definition of fraud, and how it applies in mortgage lending and appraising. 

Illustrations and examples of various fraud schemes that are common today are offered. These include flipping, silent seconds and cash back at closing schemes. The appraiser’s role in various types of swindles will be examined. We will also discuss appraisal pressure, predatory lending, and various illegal lending practices such as packing and equity stripping. 

Next, various enforcement and legal issues, including civil vs. criminal liability, investigation and prosecution of appraisers, and appraiser identity theft will be studied in detail. Finally, we will outline several steps appraisers can take to limit their liability, and ensure they are not ensnared in the web of a fraud scheme.
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Live Webinar: Effectively Training the Next Generation of Appraisers (Non-Credit)
$39.99
Wednesday Sep 27 , 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST
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Hours: 0.00
This webinar is part of our pro-series, which focuses on covering hot topics and career oriented skills with industry experts.

Join McKissock instructor Tony Pistilli as he dives in with an analysis of the economic, regulatory and practical aspects of training an appraiser. Discover what's behind the decline of appraisers, what it takes to train an appraiser, the history of trainees, roadblocks to training appraisers and new opportunities to utilize trainees in your business.
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Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do
$75.95
Thursday Sep 28 , 11:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Approval #: C02251
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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.