Appraisal Subject Matter Electives

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$279.95
This course looks at five specialized areas of appraisal practice: 
  • Environmental issues 
  • Appraising 2- to 4-family residential properties 
  • Appraising manufactured homes 
  • Narrative report writing 
  • Green building 

It is structured to conform to the 2008 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation. This course is part of the Required Core Curriculum to become a Certified Residential or Certified General Appraiser.
Section 1 begins with a description of three environmental problems that an appraiser may encounter: radon, mold, and lead paint. It also investigates environmental issues such as indoor air pollutants, wetlands, brownfields and indoor air pollutants. Then environmental reporting is addressed. 
The second and third sections of the course cover how to appraise specialized property types. First, the process of appraising 2- to 4-unit residential properties is covered in detail. Then, manufactured homes are defined, illustrated and the appraisal process for them is detailed.
The next section of the course addresses narrative report writing and wraps up the reporting processes for all property types. 
The final section of the course provides an introduction to green building, and addresses how green features can affect all three of the traditional valuation approaches. 
There is a required two-hour proctored final examination.

Chapter list:

1. Radon, Mold, and Lead
2. Other Environmental Issues
3. Environmental Reporting
4. Factory Built Housing
5. Manufactured Home Financing
6. Manufactured Home Appraisal Form
7. Small Residential Income Property Appraisal Report
8. Operating Income Statement and Agency Guidelines for 2-4 Unit Properties
9. Writing Skills
10. Narrative Appraisal Reports
11. Green Building

Course ratings and reviews

McKissock is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 3375.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good course! Covers lots of material of current and upcoming appraisal topics.
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really liked that I could complete the course on my own time.
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The classes so far have been great! The materials are easy to understand, the quizzes are helpful for the final tests. Would recommend!
Date published: 2019-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This class is so interesting and informative! Lots of helpful tips, tools and resources to be a better appraiser.
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classes are always well organized and easy to follow.
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Online course, easy to use.
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some of the questions are wrong in the spelling chapter and also a few earlier chapters. The quiz has the wrong correct answers in a few questions.
Date published: 2019-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good course, recommended by a few instructors I highly respect who teach appraisal continuing education in California.
Date published: 2019-01-24
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