Massachusetts Appraisal Continuing Education & License Renewal

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7 Mandatory Hours
21 Elective Hours
28 Total Hours

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Mandatory

2018-2019 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

7 Hours
Get up to speed on the latest edition of USPAP with The Appraisal Foundation's official online course. This course will cover all the ...
Get up to speed on the latest edition of USPAP with The Appraisal Foundation’s official online course. This course will cover all the revisions in the 2018-2019 version of the National USPAP Update course plus it will help you apply the requirements of USPAP in situations that occur during your day-to-day work.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Gain fluency and mastery in USPAP concepts and applications
  • Go in-depth on the issues that affect your daily appraisal practice
  • Learn through the use of peer-polls, quizzes, course video and downloadable aids
7 Hours
Online
Mandatory

2018-2019 7-hour USPAP Update Course for Non-Residential Real Property

7 Hours
The 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation...
The 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on changes to USPAP for 2018-19 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. It is unique in that the Course is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP. In this course, The Appraisal Foundation intends to:
  • Present and explain the new revisions to USPAP adopted in 2017 and effective from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019
  • Present the current changes to USPAP in a variety of scenarios
  • Present scenarios that challenge participants to interpret and apply USPAP to situations they encounter in their daily practice
7 Hours
Online
Elective

That's a Violation

4 Hours
With disciplinary cases against appraisers on the rise, this course will walk you through violations and offer ideas on how to avoid the...
With disciplinary cases against appraisers on the rise, this course will walk you through violations and offer ideas on how to avoid them in your appraisals. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Walk through violations prosecuted by state appraisal enforcement agencies and their associated sanctions  
  • Go in-depth with the applicability of USPAP and examples of significant willful violations and minor errors that affect the credibility of assignment results 
  • Review The Appraisal Foundation’s Voluntary Disciplinary Action Matrix and apply it to real-life case studies
4 Hours
Online
Elective

Residential Property Inspection for Appraisers

7 Hours
Designed for both new and experienced appraisers, this course will equip you with a thorough knowledge of how to inspect a residential p...
Designed for both new and experienced appraisers, this course will equip you with a thorough knowledge of how to inspect a residential property. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Explore site and exterior of improvements 
  • Gain tips on interior inspection 
  • Improve your measuring skills 
  • Get insights on how to report the inspection
  • Audio and video included in course
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Managing Appraiser Liability

6 Hours
Equip yourself with the tools and insights needed to manage your liability as an appraiser. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Examine practic...
Equip yourself with the tools and insights needed to manage your liability as an appraiser. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Examine practical ways you can protect yourself in your everyday practice 
  • Learn common appraisal malpractice issues and investigate available remedies 
  • Boost your knowledge of legal definitions, categories of penalties, third-party liability, competency, environmental issues, fraud and more
6 Hours
Online
Elective

Complex Properties: The Odd Side of Appraisal

7 Hours
Explore the different types of appraisal techniques and creative methods needed to appraise complex and non-conforming properties. ...
Explore the different types of appraisal techniques and creative methods needed to appraise complex and non-conforming properties. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Examine several different appraisal techniques and learn how creativity (e.g., use of non-traditional appraisal techniques) can be employed to solve appraisal problems
  • Review complex residential properties (i.e. 1- to 4-unit residential properties); learn how the techniques also apply to the appraisal of non-residential properties 
  • Course designed for novice and experienced appraisers
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Appraisal of REO and Foreclosure Properties

7 Hours
Gain a greater understanding of the lending and foreclosure processes leading to properties becoming real estate owned (REO), and the ro...
Gain 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. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Explore the development of the traditional approaches for residential appraisals, with emphasis on the challenges associated with REO and foreclosure properties 
  • Examine an appropriate scope of work for an REO appraisal
  • Gain insights on the concepts of cost to repair and cost to cure, along with data sources to support cost estimates
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines: Debunking the Myths

4 Hours
Stay updated on Fannie Mae's appraisal guidelines and requirements that appear in the Fannie Mae Selling Guide.COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:Tackl...
Stay updated on Fannie Mae’s appraisal guidelines and requirements that appear in the Fannie Mae Selling Guide.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Tackle the misconceptions and myths about the guidelines and requirements 
  • Discuss case studies and questions related to real-life situations 
  • Learn the ins and outs of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) data entry errors, the Appraisal Quality Monitoring (AQM) initiative and Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter
  • Audio and video included in course
4 Hours
Online
Elective

Essential Elements of Disclosures and Disclaimers

5 Hours
In today's lawsuit-saturated world, it is critical for appraisers to understand the use of disclosures and disclaimers. This course wi...
In today’s lawsuit-saturated world, it is critical for appraisers to understand the use of disclosures and disclaimers. This course will show you how to leverage disclosures and disclaimers in your everyday appraisal practice. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  •  Gain confidence in key terminology, requirements and issues associated with disclosures and disclaimers 
  • Examine disclosure requirements related to scope of work and assignment conditions 
  • Uncover issues with disclosures and disclaimers when appraising environmentally-affected properties, certain property conditions and other special situations
5 Hours
Online
Elective

The FHA Handbook 4000.1

7 Hours
Familiarize yourself with the requirements of the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook, or Handbook 4000.1,  the "go-to" handb...
Familiarize yourself with the requirements of the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook, or Handbook 4000.1,  the “go-to” handbook for appraisers and lenders. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Walk through revisions to FHA appraisal requirements and protocols 
  • Get a better grasp of FHA structure 
  • Learn how to stay updated on future FHA requirements 
  • Pocket useful tips and insights to FHA updates and requirements. 
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Avoiding Mortgage Fraud for Appraisers

6 Hours
Appraisal fraud is one of the fastest growing financial crimes in the real estate industry. This course will take you through the integr...
Appraisal fraud is one of the fastest growing financial crimes in the real estate industry. This course will take you through the integral steps you need to take to avoid mortgage fraud as an appraiser. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Get an in-depth look at mortgage and valuation fraud and the various fraud schemes common today 
  • Examine the appraiser’s role in various types of real estate and mortgage-related swindles 
  • Learn the steps you can take to limit your liability and decrease the likelihood of becoming ensnared in a mortgage fraud scheme
6 Hours
Online
Elective

Relocation Appraisal and the ERC Form

6 Hours
Gain confidence in your relocation appraisals by going in-depth on the relocation industry and the processes involved in completing a re...
Gain confidence in your relocation appraisals by going in-depth on the relocation industry and the processes involved in completing a relocation appraisal assignment. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Identify differences between relocation appraisals and mortgage appraisals 
  • Explain the relationship of marketing time and forecasting to anticipated sales price 
  • Identify requirements related to the sales comparison approach for relocation appraisal assignments
6 Hours
Online
Elective

The Dirty Dozen

3 Hours
Based on Advisory Opinion 11 of USPAP, the Dirty Dozen covers the twelve elements that must be included in an Appraisal Report and a Res...
Based on Advisory Opinion 11 of USPAP, the Dirty Dozen covers the twelve elements that must be included in an Appraisal Report and a Restricted Appraisal Report. 
 
COURSE HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Learn detailed information on the appraisal process and the various elements of the two USPAP reporting options 
  • Uncover the distinctions between appraising and reporting
  • Gain insights on reporting forms
3 Hours
Online
Elective

Introduction to Expert Witness Testimony for Appraisers: To Do or Not to Do

4 Hours
Diversify your appraisal skills with an introduction to expert witness testimony. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: oLearn the difference between...
Diversify your appraisal skills with an introduction to expert witness testimony.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
•Learn the difference between a factual and expert witness and the rules that apply to both
•Understand the facts you may be asked to present in divorce cases, bankruptcy cases, foreclosure cases, and Ad Valorem assessment appeals and estate appraisals
•Get comfortable with how deposition and courtroom proceedings work
4 Hours
Online
Elective

Evaluations, Desktops, and Other Limited Scope Appraisals

4 Hours
This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the need for and requirements to develop a limited scope appraisal for use...
This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the need for and requirements to develop a limited scope appraisal for use in certain types of residential lending and servicing.  The discussion of several different types of limited scope appraisals involves the development and reporting of the appraisal in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  

Course highlights: 

Compare and contrast the most common alternative valuation products
Recognize when an approach may be omitted from a limited scope appraisal assignment 
Be able to comply with USPAP STANDARD 2 requirements for written appraisal reports
Apply the concepts learned in the course to the review of a limited scope appraisal assignment and report 
4 Hours
Online
Elective

Residential Appraisal Review and USPAP Compliance

7 Hours
Gain insights on appraisal review assignments and the effect USPAP has on these assignments, the reviewers, and the work of appraisers i...
Gain insights on appraisal review assignments and the effect USPAP has on these assignments, the reviewers, and the work of appraisers involved in the assignments. Course developed by The Appraisal Foundation. 
NOTE: This course is not a substitute for the 7-hour National USPAP Course, which appraisers are required to complete every two years.  

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Gain a better understanding of USPAP in conjunction with producing appraisal reviews that are USPAP compliant 
  • Get guidance and insights for the reports you produce that will be reviewed 
  • Learn how to raise your level of professionalism and the standards for your appraisal reports
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Introduction to the Uniform Appraisal Dataset

2 Hours
Knowledge of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) is essential to completing appraisals for lenders who sell loans to Fannie Mae and Fred...
Knowledge of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) is essential to completing appraisals for lenders who sell loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Gain insights on the Uniform Mortgage Data Program (UMDP) and learn the specific requirements of UAD. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Explore why UMDP was created, and the benefits for appraisers 
  • Get comfortable with key terminology and acronyms associated with UMDP 
  • Get insights on key information about UAD, including types of loans that require UAD compliance, report form types included, and USPAP obligations 
  • Examine specific requirements of UAD
2 Hours
Online
New!
Elective

Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) Course

14 Hours
The Sixth Edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) is the basis for this online course.&nb...
The Sixth Edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellow Book) is the basis for this online course.  The course follows the Standards’ format in first discussing appraisal development, followed by appraisal reporting, appraisal review, and legal foundations. 

The course relies heavily on the source document itself for its content with many case problems interspersed throughout the material to provide practical applications of the points discussed.  Both the Yellow Book and this course are written for clarity and readability and should serve as useful and understandable guidance for appraisers, attorneys, and the public.  

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
Describe the relationship between market value and just compensation and the necessity for fairness and justice for the property owner and the public;
Apply the appraisal development process to appraisal assignments for federal acquisitions;
Summarize the reporting requirements for appraisal and appraisal review assignments prepared for federal acquisitions; and,
Relate the legal foundation and guidance that govern valuation problems and appraisal issues for federal acquisitions.
14 Hours
Online
Elective

Supporting Your Adjustments: Methods for Residential Appraisers

3 Hours
Whether your sales and rental data is plentiful or scarce, this course will uncover methods to strengthen your appraisal quality through...
Whether your sales and rental data is plentiful or scarce, this course will uncover methods to strengthen your appraisal quality through supporting your adjustments. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Examine the appropriate methodologies to develop and support adjustments using the Sales Comparison approach
  • Learn the proper sequence of adjustments 
  • Discover the numerous methods of developing gross living area, bedroom, and bathroom adjustments 
  • Improve your income capitalization skills to develop and support adjustments 
  • Get insights on developing market-based adjustments for changing market conditions over time, builder upgrades, sales concessions, basements finishes, outbuildings, accessory dwelling units, and view amenities
  • Audio and video included in course
3 Hours
Online
Elective

Divorce and Estate Appraisals: Elements of Non-Lender Work

4 Hours
Discover the common elements between divorce and estate appraisals and how these types of appraisals are different from standard mortgag...
Discover the common elements between divorce and estate appraisals and how these types of appraisals are different from standard mortgage lending appraisals. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Learn how to diversify your appraisal business to include divorce and estate appraisals 
  • Review form differences, USPAP issues, and assignment conditions 
  • Discover how to attract non-lender clients and grow your divorce and estate appraisal portfolio
  • Audio and video included in course
4 Hours
Online
Elective

Residential Report Writing: More Than Forms

7 Hours
Understanding the content requirements and procedures associated with a residential appraisal report is critical. This course will guide...
Understanding the content requirements and procedures associated with a residential appraisal report is critical. This course will guide you through different report forms and acquaint you with other valuable reporting options. 
 
COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Learn how to distinguish appraising from reporting
  • Review USPAP minimum standards for written report content 
  • Gain insights into reporting form options for manufactured homes, small income properties, cooperatives, and condos
  • Learn the basics of narrative reports
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Income Approach Case Studies for Commercial Appraisal

4 Hours
Improve your understanding of the income approach by exploring several case studies that focus on existing improved commercial real esta...
Improve your understanding of the income approach by exploring several case studies that focus on existing improved commercial real estate. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Review terminology and application of the income approach
  • Practice using the capitalization process to convert the net operating income into an estimate of market value
4 Hours
Online
Elective

Marcellus Shale: Effects of Energy Resource Operations on Residential Property Value

3 Hours
In recent years, the United States has seen a massive natural gas boom as improved fracking and horizontal drilling techniques have allo...
In recent years, the United States has seen a massive natural gas boom as improved fracking and horizontal drilling techniques have allowed companies to extract natural gas from shale rock in the Marcellus Shale region. Examine how drilling in the Marcellus Shale region will impact property value. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Familiarize yourself with the energy resource operations surrounding Marcellus Shale properties and how to establish an accurate value of a site 
  • Get a comprehensive look at mining and extracting industries 
  • Learn the common terminology and issues facing the residential real estate market in the Shale regions
3 Hours
Online
Elective

Land and Site Valuation

7 Hours
Uncover the unique factors that appraisers must take into consideration in land and site valuations. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Gain a...
Uncover the unique factors that appraisers must take into consideration in land and site valuations. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Gain an understanding on how to compute the area of simple lots and calculate adjustments based on paired data analysis
  • Discover the physical, governmental, legal, economic, and social forces that impact valuation of land and site 
  • Learn how to calculate site value using Extraction Method, Allocation Method, Subdivision Development Method, Land Residual Method, and Ground Rent Capitalization Method
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Appraisal of Assisted Living Facilities

7 Hours
Grow your knowledge of the assisted living market and explore the factors that influence supply and demand. Designed specifically for co...
Grow your knowledge of the assisted living market and explore the factors that influence supply and demand. Designed specifically for commercial appraisers. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Address how adjustments are unique to assisted living or adapted to assisted living using the Sales Comparison Approach 
  • Familiarize yourself with the estimation of income, expenses, and capital expenditures specific to assisted living facilities using the Income Approach 
  • Learn how to apply the Income Approach to both stabilized and un-stabilized assisted living facilities
7 Hours
Online
Elective

The Sales Comparison Approach

7 Hours
As one of the three primary methods used to value real property, the sales comparison approach is a critical tool in the appraiser's t...
As one of the three primary methods used to value real property, the sales comparison approach is a critical tool in the appraiser’s toolkit. Dive deeper into the sales comparison approach, expanding on concepts learned in the Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures courses. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Uncover key components of the sales comparison approach with through course examples, case studies and practice problems 
  • Examine the cost approach for residential properties and income-producing properties
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Appraisal of Self-Storage Facilities

7 Hours
Knowledge of self-storage facilities can attract a wide range of investors and clients alike. This course will help you get familiar wit...
Knowledge of self-storage facilities can attract a wide range of investors and clients alike. This course will help you get familiar with the ins and outs of self-storage appraisals. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Get up-to-speed on the fundamentals of self-storage facility appraisal 
  • Examine the demand drivers for the self-storage industry and how to recognize the key elements of facility design
  • Learn the difference between physical occupancy and economic occupancy and the impact of rental discounts 
  • Gain insights on the revenue sources and expense line items for self-storage facilities
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Manufactured Home Appraisal

4 Hours
This course is iPad compatible. Manufactured housing is very different than conventional "stick built" housing and other factor...
This course is iPad compatible. 

Manufactured housing is very different than conventional “stick built” housing and other factory built housing. As such, it has very specific appraisal requirements which must be met for entities such as Fannie Mae, FHA, USDA and VA. 

In this course we will discuss the history of manufactured housing and the different “types of factory-built homes” and the importance of the HUD Code. We will examine some manufactured home facts and relevant statistics and the importance of understanding the difference between real and personal property. Since manufactured housing has very specific appraisal requirements we will review the importance of keeping current with respect to these appraisal requirements or guidelines and how to keep up to date with appraisal protocol. 

Two critical elements of appraising manufactured homes, the HUD data plate and HUD label will be reviewed and explained. Now that we have gained a general understanding of manufactured homes, it is time to review the specific requirements for appraising them according to Fannie Mae, FHA, USDA and VA. 

We will review and explain the specific appraisal requirements required by each of the aforementioned entities. Knowledge and understanding of the guidelines will allow appraises to perform entity specific compliant appraisals. Building on the general knowledge and specific appraisal requirements of Fannie Mae, FHA, USDA and VA we will them illustrate how to complete the appraisal report on the manufactured housing report form 1004C. Line by line illustrations and instructions will be provided including the cost approach section. 

Completing this course should prepare you to successfully complete compliant appraisals and reports for manufactured housing.
4 Hours
Online
Elective

The Income Approach: An Overview

7 Hours
Reinforce your knowledge of the principles of the income capitalization approach. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Learn economic principles...
Reinforce your knowledge of the principles of the income capitalization approach. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Learn economic principles and definitions pertinent to the valuation of income-producing properties 
  • Identify how to utilize income capitalization techniques, including direct capitalization and income multipliers
  • Practice examples using the HP 12C financial calculator
  • Gain insights through income and expense operating statement illustrations
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Basic Hotel Appraising - Limited Service Hotels

7 Hours
Leverage your sales comparison approach and income approach knowledge to capitalize on limited-service hotel appraisals.  COURSE H...
Leverage your sales comparison approach and income approach knowledge to capitalize on limited-service hotel appraisals. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Gain a solid foundation in the hotel market and the factors that influence supply and demand 
  • Use the sales comparison approach to uncover how some adjustments are unique or adapted to hotels 
  • Use the income approach to understand the estimation of income, expenses and capital expenditures specific to limited-service hotels 
  • Learn how to apply the income approach to both stabilized and un-stabilized limited-service hotels as well as those requiring renovation
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Advanced Hotel Appraising - Full Service Hotels

7 Hours
Learn how to apply the most effective valuation methods to full-service hotels and build on your knowledge of hotel operations. COU...
Learn how to apply the most effective valuation methods to full-service hotels and build on your knowledge of hotel operations. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Learn how to develop accurate and realistic assessments of value on full-service hotels 
  • Explore factors that influence supply and demand 
  • Grow your sales comparison approach and income approach skills
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Intermediate Income Approach Case Studies for Commercial Appraisers

4 Hours
This course is intended to provide the participant with enhanced skills as it relates to the application of direct capitalization and yi...
This course is intended to provide the participant with enhanced skills as it relates to the application of direct capitalization and yield capitalization. Also covered in this course are the development of reliable effective gross income estimates, vacancy and collection loss, analysis of operating expenses, and calculating net operating income. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Apply the direct capitalization process using the derivation of comparable sales method, and the band of investment method using mortgage and equity technique. 
  • Use market-extracted data to complete a direct capitalization process case study to develop an opinion of value. 
  • Apply the methodology of yield capitalization and its application to changing income streams for income producing properties.
4 Hours
Online
Elective

Appraisal of Fast Food Facilities

7 Hours
With over 160,000 fast food restaurants in the U.S., there are a wealth of opportunities for commercial appraisers to branch out into th...
With over 160,000 fast food restaurants in the U.S., there are a wealth of opportunities for commercial appraisers to branch out into this specialization. This course will teach you the important appraisal aspects of these facilities. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Review leased fee valuation, the sales comparison and income approach, and the discounted cash flow analysis in relation to fast food restaurants 
  • Examine the physical characteristics to the lease clauses influencing value of these properties 
  • Learn about fee simple value analysis and going concern value analysis for fast food restaurants
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Appraisal of Owner-Occupied Commercial Properties

7 Hours
Appraising owner-occupied commercial properties raises several more questions than the appraisal of investor-owned properties. Commercia...
Appraising owner-occupied commercial properties raises several more questions than the appraisal of investor-owned properties. Commercial appraisers will find answers to those pressing questions in this course. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  •  Get insights on how owner-occupied properties are appraised 
  • Gain an understanding of the special features that bring value to owner-occupied industrial warehouses, restaurants and office buildings 
  • Find answers to the top questions that arise when appraising owner-occupied commercial properties
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Evaluating Today’s Residential Appraisal: Reliable Review

7 Hours
This course is iPad compatible. The need for appraisal reviews has increased in recent years for a variety of reasons: more pressur...
This course is iPad compatible. 

The need for appraisal reviews has increased in recent years for a variety of reasons: more pressure on lenders to evaluate the reliability and accuracy of appraisals, state laws requiring AMCs obtain appraisal reviews on certain percentages of appraisal reports received, more lawsuits, follow up steps related to bank-acquired properties following foreclosures, and many other reasons. However, the industry continues to have few review designations and there is no appraisal review license issued. 

This course is designed to provide training to current appraisers who are interested in mastering the nuances and pitfalls that come with appraisal review, specifically reviewing residential appraisal reports, mainly for lending uses. The course begins with looking at the why, what, and how of appraisal review. After those basics, the Review Standards themselves and Rules are examined, with a strong focus on example scenarios, sure to bring out good discussions in a classroom environment. Additionally, these units tie together the associated components of the Development and Reporting Standards, rather than simply examining Development in one chapter and then Reporting in the next; this approach ensures that there is an immediate understanding of the practical implications on the report itself. The next chapter focuses on the flexibility of a review’s scope, common forms as they relate to the scope of work, and distinguishing between statements that infer a value opinion and those that do not. What do we actually measure the appraisal report against? This is the question we answer in the next three chapters, looking at the Standards for appraisals, unacceptable practices and common errors, and typical client and user expectations. While report and scenario examples are used throughout the report, longer report examples are discussed in the final chapter, along with revisiting ethics.
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Appraising Small Apartment Properties

6 Hours
Accelerate your knowledge of appraising small apartment complexes in this course that's geared toward 5- and 20-unit apartments. ...
Accelerate your knowledge of appraising small apartment complexes in this course that’s geared toward 5- and 20-unit apartments. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Identify the unique attributes of apartment complexes and their associated three markets: apartment properties that are bought and sold, vacant sites, and the associated rental market 
  • Review contemporary statistical analysis techniques and traditional methods of valuation 
  • Dive into a real world case study to apply the concepts learned
6 Hours
Online
Elective

Appraisal of Land Subject to Ground Leases

7 Hours
One of the most sought after commodities on the real estate market is commercial property. This course will give you a thorough understa...
One of the most sought after commodities on the real estate market is commercial property. This course will give you a thorough understanding of the multiple components of ground leases—an important asset to have when it comes to valuing commercial real estate.  

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the multiple components of ground leases 
  • Learn why ground leases are used, how they are structured, and the unique challenges they pose
  • Explore the primary physical characteristics and lease clauses that influence the value of ground property
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Appraisal of Industrial Incubators

7 Hours
Industrial incubators have existed for over two decades, but only recently are recognized as a separate type of industrial property. Thi...
Industrial incubators have existed for over two decades, but only recently are recognized as a separate type of industrial property. This course gives commercial appraisers insights on valuing these properties.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Grow your understanding of the industrial incubator market and the factors that influence supply and demand 
  • Use the Sales Comparison Approach to address adjustments unique to this market 
  • Learn how the Income Approach can help you understand the estimation of income, expenses and capital expenditures specific to industrial incubators
7 Hours
Online
Non-Credit

FHA Observation Checklist for Appraisers

Developed from the FHA Handbook 4000.1, this non-credit course gives you insight into a property observation checklist that can be used ...
Developed from the FHA Handbook 4000.1, this non-credit course gives you insight into a property observation checklist that can be used when appraising a property for an FHA loan. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Refresh your knowledge of what’s expected when you observe the property 
  • Get insights on specific situations that an FHA appraiser may encounter in the field 
  • Find additional resources for learning more about HUD/FHA handbooks, guides and mortgagee letters
Online
Non-Credit

Intro to Terms and Concepts of USPAP

Designed for state regulatory agencies, this course will guide your understanding of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Pra...
Designed for state regulatory agencies, this course will guide your understanding of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and your relevance in, and applicability to, state enforcement programs. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Gain insights on property appraisers’ USPAP-related obligations in an assignment 
  • Accelerate your skills to better evaluate an appraisal report for USPAP compliance 
  • Enhance your understanding on the flexibility and practicability of USPAP as it relates to real property valuation
Recorded Webinar
Non-Credit

Recorded Webinar: Option for Growth: Adding Desktop Appraisals to your Product Mix

Explore the risks and benefits of completing Desktop Appraisals when servicing residential mortgage clients. Many small appraisal businesses can grow their market share by adding additional services such as Desktop Appraisals to their product mix. However, there are risks and benefits to consider before completing these and similar alternative valuation services.
Explore the risks and benefits of completing Desktop Appraisals when servicing residential mortgage clients. Many small appraisal businesses can grow their market share by adding additional services such as Desktop Appraisals to their product mix. However, there are risks and benefits to consider before completing these and similar alternative valuation services.
Recorded Webinar
Non-Credit

Recorded Webinar: Changes to USPAP 2018-19

Catch up on all the changes to USPAP for 2018-2019 in this recorded webinar intended to provide a brief overview to the revisions made to USPAP for 2018-19 with a focus on the most relevant information to real property appraisers, including revisions to the ETHICS RULE, the COMPETENCY RULE, and the RECORD KEEPING RULE. NOTE: This is a non-credit informational recorded webinar, and is not intended to be a substitute for the 7-hour USPAP Update Course.
Catch up on all the changes to USPAP for 2018-2019 in this recorded webinar intended to provide a brief overview to the revisions made to USPAP for 2018-19 with a focus on the most relevant information to real property appraisers, including revisions to the ETHICS RULE, the COMPETENCY RULE, and the RECORD KEEPING RULE. NOTE: This is a non-credit informational recorded webinar, and is not intended to be a substitute for the 7-hour USPAP Update Course.
Recorded Webinar
Non-Credit

Recorded Webinar: Appraising Solar Panels- A Primer

An overview of solar panels, methods of valuation, and challenges of appraising properties with solar. Determining the value of solar panels has become an appraisal issue that has many appraisers asking questions. Take the first step towards competency in the valuation of this energy efficient feature of real estate. Join us for a discussion of solar basics, valuation challenges, and some tips and techniques to assist you in appraising properties with solar panels. Instructor Mark Buhler has over 25 years of appraisal experience and specializes in the valuation of energy efficient, ‘green’ homes, which are increasingly becoming more common in the marketplace.
An overview of solar panels, methods of valuation, and challenges of appraising properties with solar. Determining the value of solar panels has become an appraisal issue that has many appraisers asking questions. Take the first step towards competency in the valuation of this energy efficient feature of real estate. Join us for a discussion of solar basics, valuation challenges, and some tips and techniques to assist you in appraising properties with solar panels. Instructor Mark Buhler has over 25 years of appraisal experience and specializes in the valuation of energy efficient, ‘green’ homes, which are increasingly becoming more common in the marketplace.
Recorded Webinar
Non-Credit

Recorded Webinar: Report Templates: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Most appraisers use report templates, whether they are preparing form reports on residential properties or narrative reports on non-residential properties. This 1-hour, non-credit webinar looks at some of the problems that can occur when appraisers do not use templates appropriately, and how appraisers can avoid these issues by carefully reading and periodically editing their templates.
Most appraisers use report templates, whether they are preparing form reports on residential properties or narrative reports on non-residential properties. This 1-hour, non-credit webinar looks at some of the problems that can occur when appraisers do not use templates appropriately, and how appraisers can avoid these issues by carefully reading and periodically editing their templates.
Recorded Webinar
Non-Credit

Recorded Webinar: The Emerging Trend of Marijuana in Real Estate

Now that marijuana is legal in many parts of the country, it’s starting to make an impact in real estate. In this recorded webinar, Ryan Lundquist reviews important things an appraiser should consider when dealing with a property connected with marijuana, such as land value, zoning, increasing rents, disclosures, and communicating well with clients when they have questions. Note: This webinar is not intended as an advocate for or against marijuana, but only as a means to equip appraisers with the knowledge and tools to be effective in a changing market.
Now that marijuana is legal in many parts of the country, it’s starting to make an impact in real estate. In this recorded webinar, Ryan Lundquist reviews important things an appraiser should consider when dealing with a property connected with marijuana, such as land value, zoning, increasing rents, disclosures, and communicating well with clients when they have questions. Note: This webinar is not intended as an advocate for or against marijuana, but only as a means to equip appraisers with the knowledge and tools to be effective in a changing market.
Recorded Webinar
Non-Credit

Recorded Webinar: Working with AMCs

Appraisers may have strong feelings about Appraisal Management Companies, but with about 80% of the mortgage appraisal volume engaged through AMCs, working with an AMC is almost a necessity as an appraiser today. Join appraisal instructor Tony Pistilli as he explores the best practices for working with AMCs and growing your business. Learn techniques to help you maximize the benefits of your AMC partnerships, including the best questions to ask when interviewing potential AMC clients and how to improve your appraiser score with AMCs.
Appraisers may have strong feelings about Appraisal Management Companies, but with about 80% of the mortgage appraisal volume engaged through AMCs, working with an AMC is almost a necessity as an appraiser today. Join appraisal instructor Tony Pistilli as he explores the best practices for working with AMCs and growing your business. Learn techniques to help you maximize the benefits of your AMC partnerships, including the best questions to ask when interviewing potential AMC clients and how to improve your appraiser score with AMCs.
Recorded Webinar
Non-Credit

Recorded Webinar: It Didn’t Appraise, Now What?

Designed for Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Appraisers, this 1-hour non-credit Pro-Series webinar aims to foster understanding between these specialties relating to appraisals. Lending and appraisal requirements have increased and the demands of buyers and sellers have never been greater. Join instructor Michelle C. Bradley as she discusses best practices for agents and appraisers regarding what information can be shared, what data is relevant to appraisers, and information about “appealing” an appraisal.
Designed for Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Appraisers, this 1-hour non-credit Pro-Series webinar aims to foster understanding between these specialties relating to appraisals. Lending and appraisal requirements have increased and the demands of buyers and sellers have never been greater. Join instructor Michelle C. Bradley as she discusses best practices for agents and appraisers regarding what information can be shared, what data is relevant to appraisers, and information about “appealing” an appraisal.
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: REO Appraisal: Guidelines and Best Practices

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Mon Jan 214:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: REO Appraisal: Guidelines and Best Practices

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Mon Jan 214:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Appraising Small Apartment Properties

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Tue Jan 2212:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Appraising Small Apartment Properties

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Tue Jan 2212:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
This course applies the appraisal process, used in all appraisals, to an apartment property assignment. To the extent possible, the routine tasks associated with appraising all types of properties are played down, allowing time to focus on the tasks unique to appraising apartment properties. This course identifies the attributes of an apartment complex and its associated three markets. The three markets include: 1) the market for vacant sites, i.e., buyers and sellers of competitive sites; 2) the rental market, i.e., landlords and renters of competitive units; and 3) the market for apartment properties, i.e., buyers and sellers of competitive apartment properties. 

Emphasis is placed on honing the appraiser's skills that are necessary to successfully meet the unique challenges of appraising apartments, specifically how to produce a credible appraisal. While the skills learned in this course will be applicable to a variety of apartment properties, it is geared towards small apartment complexes of 5 to 20 units.
This course applies the appraisal process, used in all appraisals, to an apartment property assignment. To the extent possible, the routine tasks associated with appraising all types of properties are played down, allowing time to focus on the tasks unique to appraising apartment properties. This course identifies the attributes of an apartment complex and its associated three markets. The three markets include: 1) the market for vacant sites, i.e., buyers and sellers of competitive sites; 2) the rental market, i.e., landlords and renters of competitive units; and 3) the market for apartment properties, i.e., buyers and sellers of competitive apartment properties. 

Emphasis is placed on honing the appraiser's skills that are necessary to successfully meet the unique challenges of appraising apartments, specifically how to produce a credible appraisal. While the skills learned in this course will be applicable to a variety of apartment properties, it is geared towards small apartment complexes of 5 to 20 units.
4 Hours
Webinar
Non-Credit

Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Q1 2019 Appraisal Update (Non-Credit)

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Wed Jan 2311:00 am to 12:00 pm EST

Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Q1 2019 Appraisal Update (Non-Credit)

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Wed Jan 2311:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
In this special interactive session, our three knowledgeable presenters from Fannie Mae will help us tackle the question of why appraisal quality is important to Fannie Mae and how it is measured. Since the roll-out of Collateral Underwriter® (CU) over three years ago, Fannie Mae has captured a significant amount of property appraisal data that has informed a variety of policy changes.

You will gain insights into how lenders use CU, learn about recent policy changes and myths, and get practical suggestions for how to navigate the new data-centric landscape.

Join us on Wednesday, January 23 at 11 AM EST to learn and ask questions of this Fannie Mae team of experts.
In this special interactive session, our three knowledgeable presenters from Fannie Mae will help us tackle the question of why appraisal quality is important to Fannie Mae and how it is measured. Since the roll-out of Collateral Underwriter® (CU) over three years ago, Fannie Mae has captured a significant amount of property appraisal data that has informed a variety of policy changes.

You will gain insights into how lenders use CU, learn about recent policy changes and myths, and get practical suggestions for how to navigate the new data-centric landscape.

Join us on Wednesday, January 23 at 11 AM EST to learn and ask questions of this Fannie Mae team of experts.
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Adjustment Support for Residential Appraisers

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Thu Jan 2411:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Adjustment Support for Residential Appraisers

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Thu Jan 2411:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines

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Sat Jan 261:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines

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Sat Jan 261:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours

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.

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.

4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis

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Tue Jan 2911:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis

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Tue Jan 2911:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours

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.

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.

4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases

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Tue Jan 295:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
3 Hours
3 Hours

Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases

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Tue Jan 295:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
3 Hours

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.

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.

3 Hours
Webinar
Non-Credit

Live Webinar: Understanding Mass Appraisal, Real Property (Non-Credit)

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Wed Jan 3011:00 am to 12:00 pm EST

Live Webinar: Understanding Mass Appraisal, Real Property (Non-Credit)

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Wed Jan 3011:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Get a basic understanding of the application of Mass Appraisal as it relates to your daily appraisal practice.  Mass Appraisal is valuing a group of properties using common data, standardized methods, and statistical testing.  We’ll start with a brief cursory review of the USPAP topic of Mass Appraisal for Real Property and then answer your questions.

Presenter Robert J. Lucini, ASA, CPE is a PA State Certified Real Estate Appraiser and Assessor and is currently a Training Supervisor with the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment.  Teaching has always been a passion for Rob as illustrated by holding the academic positions of  Faculty Member, Temple University Real Estate Institute and Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Community College of Philadelphia.  Rob is also an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor from The Appraisal Foundation.

Join us on Wednesday, January 30th at 11 AM EST for a brief presentation with detailed question and answer session with Rob.
Get a basic understanding of the application of Mass Appraisal as it relates to your daily appraisal practice.  Mass Appraisal is valuing a group of properties using common data, standardized methods, and statistical testing.  We’ll start with a brief cursory review of the USPAP topic of Mass Appraisal for Real Property and then answer your questions.

Presenter Robert J. Lucini, ASA, CPE is a PA State Certified Real Estate Appraiser and Assessor and is currently a Training Supervisor with the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment.  Teaching has always been a passion for Rob as illustrated by holding the academic positions of  Faculty Member, Temple University Real Estate Institute and Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Community College of Philadelphia.  Rob is also an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor from The Appraisal Foundation.

Join us on Wednesday, January 30th at 11 AM EST for a brief presentation with detailed question and answer session with Rob.
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense

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Wed Jan 3012:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
5 Hours
5 Hours

Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense

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Wed Jan 3012:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
5 Hours
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.
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.
5 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Recognizing Mortgage Fraud and Its Effects

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Thu Jan 3111:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Recognizing Mortgage Fraud and Its Effects

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Thu Jan 3111:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Be Compliant and Competitive with Restricted Appraisal Reports

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Fri Feb 111:00 am to 2:00 pm EST
3 Hours
3 Hours

Live Webinar: Be Compliant and Competitive with Restricted Appraisal Reports

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Fri Feb 111:00 am to 2:00 pm EST
3 Hours
This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the need for and requirements to develop a limited scope appraisal for use in certain types of residential lending and servicing. The discussion of the Limited Scope Appraisal involves the development of the appraisal in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

The course then provides information about the two options for written appraisal reports in USPAP. The course begins with a brief analysis of why a lender would request and use a limited scope appraisal report so that the appraiser may better understand the needs of the intended user and properly define the scope of work required to fulfill the intended use.
This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the need for and requirements to develop a limited scope appraisal for use in certain types of residential lending and servicing. The discussion of the Limited Scope Appraisal involves the development of the appraisal in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

The course then provides information about the two options for written appraisal reports in USPAP. The course begins with a brief analysis of why a lender would request and use a limited scope appraisal report so that the appraiser may better understand the needs of the intended user and properly define the scope of work required to fulfill the intended use.
3 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do

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Sun Feb 31:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do

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Sun Feb 31:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis

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Tue Feb 54:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis

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Tue Feb 54:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours

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.

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.

4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Adjustment Support for Residential Appraisers

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Wed Feb 611:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Adjustment Support for Residential Appraisers

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Wed Feb 611:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Issues in Appraiser Liability

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Thu Feb 712:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Issues in Appraiser Liability

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Thu Feb 712:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense

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Fri Feb 811:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
5 Hours
5 Hours

Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense

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Fri Feb 811:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
5 Hours
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.
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.
5 Hours
Webinar
Non-Credit

Live Webinar: The Appraisal Foundation Q1 Update - Announcing the 2020-2021 USPAP Changes (NonCredit

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Wed Feb 1311:00 am to 12:00 pm EST

Live Webinar: The Appraisal Foundation Q1 Update - Announcing the 2020-2021 USPAP Changes (NonCredit

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Wed Feb 1311:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
You’ve got appraisal industry questions, we’ve got answers!  McKissock presents a 1-hour Q&A webinar from John Brenan, Director of Appraisal Issues with The Appraisal Foundation.  Hear the latest on the ASB’s adopted changes to the 2020-2021 USPAP as well as an update on any AQB activities.  Get firsthand information on TAF’s viewpoint of the latest topics in the appraisal industry.

Join us on on Wednesday, February 13 at 11 AM EST.
You’ve got appraisal industry questions, we’ve got answers!  McKissock presents a 1-hour Q&A webinar from John Brenan, Director of Appraisal Issues with The Appraisal Foundation.  Hear the latest on the ASB’s adopted changes to the 2020-2021 USPAP as well as an update on any AQB activities.  Get firsthand information on TAF’s viewpoint of the latest topics in the appraisal industry.

Join us on on Wednesday, February 13 at 11 AM EST.
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines

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Wed Feb 1312:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Fannie Mae Appraisal Guidelines

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Wed Feb 1312:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours

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.

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.

4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Be Compliant and Competitive with Restricted Appraisal Reports

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Wed Feb 135:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
3 Hours
3 Hours

Live Webinar: Be Compliant and Competitive with Restricted Appraisal Reports

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Wed Feb 135:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
3 Hours
This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the need for and requirements to develop a limited scope appraisal for use in certain types of residential lending and servicing. The discussion of the Limited Scope Appraisal involves the development of the appraisal in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

The course then provides information about the two options for written appraisal reports in USPAP. The course begins with a brief analysis of why a lender would request and use a limited scope appraisal report so that the appraiser may better understand the needs of the intended user and properly define the scope of work required to fulfill the intended use.
This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the need for and requirements to develop a limited scope appraisal for use in certain types of residential lending and servicing. The discussion of the Limited Scope Appraisal involves the development of the appraisal in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

The course then provides information about the two options for written appraisal reports in USPAP. The course begins with a brief analysis of why a lender would request and use a limited scope appraisal report so that the appraiser may better understand the needs of the intended user and properly define the scope of work required to fulfill the intended use.
3 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Appraising Small Apartment Properties

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Thu Feb 1412:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Appraising Small Apartment Properties

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Thu Feb 1412:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
This course applies the appraisal process, used in all appraisals, to an apartment property assignment. To the extent possible, the routine tasks associated with appraising all types of properties are played down, allowing time to focus on the tasks unique to appraising apartment properties. This course identifies the attributes of an apartment complex and its associated three markets. The three markets include: 1) the market for vacant sites, i.e., buyers and sellers of competitive sites; 2) the rental market, i.e., landlords and renters of competitive units; and 3) the market for apartment properties, i.e., buyers and sellers of competitive apartment properties. 

Emphasis is placed on honing the appraiser's skills that are necessary to successfully meet the unique challenges of appraising apartments, specifically how to produce a credible appraisal. While the skills learned in this course will be applicable to a variety of apartment properties, it is geared towards small apartment complexes of 5 to 20 units.
This course applies the appraisal process, used in all appraisals, to an apartment property assignment. To the extent possible, the routine tasks associated with appraising all types of properties are played down, allowing time to focus on the tasks unique to appraising apartment properties. This course identifies the attributes of an apartment complex and its associated three markets. The three markets include: 1) the market for vacant sites, i.e., buyers and sellers of competitive sites; 2) the rental market, i.e., landlords and renters of competitive units; and 3) the market for apartment properties, i.e., buyers and sellers of competitive apartment properties. 

Emphasis is placed on honing the appraiser's skills that are necessary to successfully meet the unique challenges of appraising apartments, specifically how to produce a credible appraisal. While the skills learned in this course will be applicable to a variety of apartment properties, it is geared towards small apartment complexes of 5 to 20 units.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases

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Sun Feb 171:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
3 Hours
3 Hours

Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases

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Sun Feb 171:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
3 Hours

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.

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.

3 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Adjustment Support for Residential Appraisers

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Mon Feb 184:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Adjustment Support for Residential Appraisers

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Mon Feb 184:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: REO Appraisal: Guidelines and Best Practices

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Wed Feb 2012:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: REO Appraisal: Guidelines and Best Practices

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Wed Feb 2012:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: The FHA Handbook 4000.1

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Thu Feb 2111:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
5 Hours
5 Hours

Live Webinar: The FHA Handbook 4000.1

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Thu Feb 2111:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
5 Hours
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.
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.
5 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Appraisal Practices of Manufactured Housing

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Sat Feb 231:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Appraisal Practices of Manufactured Housing

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Sat Feb 231:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis

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Mon Feb 2512:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis

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Mon Feb 2512:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours

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.

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.

4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Recognizing Mortgage Fraud and Its Effects

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Tue Feb 2611:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Recognizing Mortgage Fraud and Its Effects

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Tue Feb 2611:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Issues in Appraiser Liability

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Tue Feb 264:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Issues in Appraiser Liability

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Tue Feb 264:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Non-Credit

Live Webinar: Understanding the Importance of the Appraisal 8-Step Process (Non-Credit)

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Wed Feb 2711:00 am to 12:00 pm EST

Live Webinar: Understanding the Importance of the Appraisal 8-Step Process (Non-Credit)

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Wed Feb 2711:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Improve your appraisals by taking a deeper dive with real-world applications during this professional development webinar.  The credibility of the appraisal and its report is tied directly to the intended user and intended use. After establishing intended use, there are eight basic steps to complete the appraisal process.

An appraiser since 1974, our presenter Dr. Tosh is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor with a certified general appraisal license in California. Dan has authored numerous publications related to the valuation profession and holds two Ph.D.s in economic and a Juris Doctorate from Novus Law School. In addition to teaching for McKissock, Dr. Tosh serves as an adjunct professor at Novus Law School.

Join Certified National USPAP Instructor Dan Tosh at 11AM ET on Wednesday, February 27 as he breaks down each step in a real-world application.
Improve your appraisals by taking a deeper dive with real-world applications during this professional development webinar.  The credibility of the appraisal and its report is tied directly to the intended user and intended use. After establishing intended use, there are eight basic steps to complete the appraisal process.

An appraiser since 1974, our presenter Dr. Tosh is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor with a certified general appraisal license in California. Dan has authored numerous publications related to the valuation profession and holds two Ph.D.s in economic and a Juris Doctorate from Novus Law School. In addition to teaching for McKissock, Dr. Tosh serves as an adjunct professor at Novus Law School.

Join Certified National USPAP Instructor Dan Tosh at 11AM ET on Wednesday, February 27 as he breaks down each step in a real-world application.
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do

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Wed Feb 271:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do

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Wed Feb 271:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: The Appraisal of 2-4 Unit Properties

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Thu Feb 2812:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: The Appraisal of 2-4 Unit Properties

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Thu Feb 2812:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
This course identifies the elements of an appraisal of 2-4 unit properties and identifies the components that are important to appraisers in their analysis. Appraisals of single-family residential property differ from multi-unit properties. A key difference is the income producing capability of the multi-unit property. Although the sales comparison approach and cost approach are considered, the income approach to value is often relied upon by appraisers when estimating market value. Also included is the discussion of appraisal valuation concepts, the application the sales comparison approach, cost approach and the income approach to value, as well as the examination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac appraisal reporting requirements.
This course identifies the elements of an appraisal of 2-4 unit properties and identifies the components that are important to appraisers in their analysis. Appraisals of single-family residential property differ from multi-unit properties. A key difference is the income producing capability of the multi-unit property. Although the sales comparison approach and cost approach are considered, the income approach to value is often relied upon by appraisers when estimating market value. Also included is the discussion of appraisal valuation concepts, the application the sales comparison approach, cost approach and the income approach to value, as well as the examination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac appraisal reporting requirements.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Appraisal Practices of Manufactured Housing

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Wed Mar 64:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Appraisal Practices of Manufactured Housing

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Wed Mar 64:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Adjustment Support for Residential Appraisers

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Thu Mar 712:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Adjustment Support for Residential Appraisers

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Thu Mar 712:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Be Compliant and Competitive with Restricted Appraisal Reports

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Fri Mar 812:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
3 Hours
3 Hours

Live Webinar: Be Compliant and Competitive with Restricted Appraisal Reports

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Fri Mar 812:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
3 Hours
This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the need for and requirements to develop a limited scope appraisal for use in certain types of residential lending and servicing. The discussion of the Limited Scope Appraisal involves the development of the appraisal in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

The course then provides information about the two options for written appraisal reports in USPAP. The course begins with a brief analysis of why a lender would request and use a limited scope appraisal report so that the appraiser may better understand the needs of the intended user and properly define the scope of work required to fulfill the intended use.
This course is intended to assist appraisers in understanding the need for and requirements to develop a limited scope appraisal for use in certain types of residential lending and servicing. The discussion of the Limited Scope Appraisal involves the development of the appraisal in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

The course then provides information about the two options for written appraisal reports in USPAP. The course begins with a brief analysis of why a lender would request and use a limited scope appraisal report so that the appraiser may better understand the needs of the intended user and properly define the scope of work required to fulfill the intended use.
3 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis

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Sun Mar 101:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Analyze This! Applications of Appraisal Analysis

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Sun Mar 101:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours

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.

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.

4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Recognizing Mortgage Fraud and Its Effects

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Mon Mar 114:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Recognizing Mortgage Fraud and Its Effects

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Mon Mar 114:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: REO Appraisal: Guidelines and Best Practices

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Tue Mar 1211:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: REO Appraisal: Guidelines and Best Practices

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Tue Mar 1211:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do

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Tue Mar 124:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do

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Tue Mar 124:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Appraising Small Apartment Properties

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Wed Mar 131:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Appraising Small Apartment Properties

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Wed Mar 131:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours
This course applies the appraisal process, used in all appraisals, to an apartment property assignment. To the extent possible, the routine tasks associated with appraising all types of properties are played down, allowing time to focus on the tasks unique to appraising apartment properties. This course identifies the attributes of an apartment complex and its associated three markets. The three markets include: 1) the market for vacant sites, i.e., buyers and sellers of competitive sites; 2) the rental market, i.e., landlords and renters of competitive units; and 3) the market for apartment properties, i.e., buyers and sellers of competitive apartment properties. 

Emphasis is placed on honing the appraiser's skills that are necessary to successfully meet the unique challenges of appraising apartments, specifically how to produce a credible appraisal. While the skills learned in this course will be applicable to a variety of apartment properties, it is geared towards small apartment complexes of 5 to 20 units.
This course applies the appraisal process, used in all appraisals, to an apartment property assignment. To the extent possible, the routine tasks associated with appraising all types of properties are played down, allowing time to focus on the tasks unique to appraising apartment properties. This course identifies the attributes of an apartment complex and its associated three markets. The three markets include: 1) the market for vacant sites, i.e., buyers and sellers of competitive sites; 2) the rental market, i.e., landlords and renters of competitive units; and 3) the market for apartment properties, i.e., buyers and sellers of competitive apartment properties. 

Emphasis is placed on honing the appraiser's skills that are necessary to successfully meet the unique challenges of appraising apartments, specifically how to produce a credible appraisal. While the skills learned in this course will be applicable to a variety of apartment properties, it is geared towards small apartment complexes of 5 to 20 units.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: The Appraisal of 2-4 Unit Properties

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Thu Mar 1412:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: The Appraisal of 2-4 Unit Properties

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Thu Mar 1412:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
4 Hours
This course identifies the elements of an appraisal of 2-4 unit properties and identifies the components that are important to appraisers in their analysis. Appraisals of single-family residential property differ from multi-unit properties. A key difference is the income producing capability of the multi-unit property. Although the sales comparison approach and cost approach are considered, the income approach to value is often relied upon by appraisers when estimating market value. Also included is the discussion of appraisal valuation concepts, the application the sales comparison approach, cost approach and the income approach to value, as well as the examination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac appraisal reporting requirements.
This course identifies the elements of an appraisal of 2-4 unit properties and identifies the components that are important to appraisers in their analysis. Appraisals of single-family residential property differ from multi-unit properties. A key difference is the income producing capability of the multi-unit property. Although the sales comparison approach and cost approach are considered, the income approach to value is often relied upon by appraisers when estimating market value. Also included is the discussion of appraisal valuation concepts, the application the sales comparison approach, cost approach and the income approach to value, as well as the examination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac appraisal reporting requirements.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense

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Tue Mar 1911:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
5 Hours
5 Hours

Live Webinar: Work File: Your Best Defense Against an Offense

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Tue Mar 1911:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
5 Hours
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.
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.
5 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases

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Wed Mar 201:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
3 Hours
3 Hours

Live Webinar: A Review of Disciplinary Cases

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Wed Mar 201:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
3 Hours

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.

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.

3 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Recognizing Mortgage Fraud and Its Effects

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Fri Mar 2211:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Recognizing Mortgage Fraud and Its Effects

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Fri Mar 2211:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Issues in Appraiser Liability

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Sat Mar 231:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours
4 Hours

Live Webinar: Issues in Appraiser Liability

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Sat Mar 231:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
4 Hours
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.
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.
4 Hours
Webinar
Elective

Live Webinar: Expert Witness Testimony: To Do or Not to Do