Appraisal

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Online Courses

Qualifying Education-Licensed Level Online Courses

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This 15-Hour Equivalent USPAP Course is an approved course for satisfying the Appraiser Qualifications Board’s real property qualifying education requirements. The contents of USPAP is fully explored, utilizing numerous, compelling case examples that enable the student to understand the application of USPAP in real world scenarios, along with assessment opportunities to challenge the student throughout the course. Upon completion of this course, students will have a solid understanding of how USPAP applies to appraisal practice and an appraiser’s development and reporting obligations within the USPAP appraisal process.

Hours : 15

The Basic Residential Appraisal Principles online course provides an overview of real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, value influences, real estate finance, types of value, economic principles, real estate markets and analysis, and ethics in appraisal. Through theory, case studies, and examples, this course offers practical application of appraisal principles.

Hours : 30

The Basic Residential Appraisal Procedures online course provides an overview of real estate appraisal valuation procedures, approaches to value, property description, residential and commercial applications, residential construction and home inspection, as well as basic appraisal math. Examples are presented throughout to assist the student with understanding essential concepts. A calculator is recommended for this course.

Hours : 30

On its face, the topic of fair housing appears to be associated with professionals and individuals who buy, sell, or lease property. Real property appraisers, however, must also be acquainted with fair housing laws, regulations, and issues. Numerous laws and regulations include appraisers among practitioners who must comply with fair housing and fair lending laws. Above all, core ethical principles of appraisal practice within USPAP require appraisers to maintain a high level of integrity regarding fair housing and fair lending issues when developing and reporting their conclusions. The purpose of this course is to provide appraisers with an understanding of how fair housing impacts the appraisal process and report. It will provide the appraiser with a general understanding of fair lending practices as outlined in federal and state legislation and identify the requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal as they relate to accurate and factual reporting of collectable data without bias or discrimination.

Hours : 3

Florida Appraisal Law is designed to assist in creating competent appraisers who can continually promote and reinforce ethical appraisal practice, abide by Florida as well as national laws and regulations, uphold an appropriate supervisory/trainee appraiser relationship, maintain a strong aptitude for writing residential appraisal reports, and capably understand and work with appraisal reviews. The course contains numerous compelling case studies, examples, and activities to assist reinforcement of learning. The current version of USPAP is recommended for reference during the course. The residential report writing sections are deeply rooted in appraisal professional standards and best practices of an appraiser when communicating the opinions and conclusions of a residential appraisal. Detailed discussions of reporting options found within USPAP Rules STANDARD 2, how to express reasoning for typical appraisal reporting situations, the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR), the requirements of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) are included. The appraisal review section includes an introduction to appraisal review, a focus on STANDARD 3, to emphasize the development and reporting of an appraisal review, and an overview of performance standards and assignment conditions in an appraisal review assignment. Standard appraisal review forms widely used in the mortgage industry are introduced. Rules and regulations in Florida appraisal law are presented with an exploration of Florida Statute Title XXXII: Regulation of Professions and Occupations, Chapter 455 and 475, the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, registration and certification requirements for appraisers, and appraiser qualifying standards (national and state). Updates to the Florida Administrative Code and Florida Statutes pertaining to real estate appraiser disciplinary penalties will be examined. Finally, the rules, requirements, and USPAP standards for supervisory and trainee appraisers are presented, identifying the AQB and Florida state-specific’s minimum credential requirements for appraisers, especially noting the credentialing requirements for supervisory and trainee appraisers.

Hours : 25

Identifying and analyzing market forces affecting the buyers’ and sellers’ behavior is key to understanding and reporting values. This course is designed to give students the tools needed to properly collect and analyze market data. Markets, sub-markets, market segmentation, supply side analysis, demand analysis and the importance of market analysis to the appraisal process are covered in the first half of this course. The second half focuses on the theory of Highest and Best Use. The two-step analysis along with the four tests for Highest and Best Use are covered in detail. Drill problems and a short case study allow students to put into practice the techniques presented in the course. An exam is given at the completion of the course for students requesting pre-certification credit.

Hours : 15

The Nevada Appraisal Law course is a 3-hour required prelicensing course designed to meet the minimum Nevada Law prelicensing requirements. The primary curriculum focus will be NRS and NAC 645C, including requirements for residential appraisal licenses, residential appraiser certificates, general appraisers, and appraisal management companies.

Hours : 3

The purpose of this course is to provide appraisers with an understanding of how fair housing impacts the appraisal process and report. It will provide the appraiser with a general understanding of fair lending practices as outlined in federal and state legislation and identify the requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal as they relate to accurate and factual reporting of collectable data without bias or discrimination.

Hours : 3

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of the development and application of the sales comparison approach and the income approach in residential appraisal assignments. The course begins with how the fundamental principles of valuation and appraisal standards apply to an assignment in which the sales comparison and/or income approach is relevant in the scope of work, and details the development steps in the appraisal process through reconciliation. As part of the progression, the student will become acquainted with accepted methodology and techniques that can be applied in the assignment using the sales comparison and/or income approaches. Included and emphasized, through numerous illustrations and application case studies, are choosing comparable data, derivation and application of adjustments for various elements, derivation and application of rates of capitalization, and the logic and rationale applied during reconciliation. Also included is an introduction to the HP 12c financial calculator as well as a discussion about using the sales comparison and income approaches in special situations.

Hours : 30

This course will help students gain valuable insight and a working knowledge of the various theories and methodologies for performing residential site valuation and developing the cost approach in appraisal practice. Various costing methods will be discussed and applications of the cost approach in residential appraising will be examined. The important distinction between Replacement Cost New and Reproduction Cost New will be discussed, along with an in-depth look at accepted methods for estimating accrued depreciation.

Hours : 15

Residential Report Writing & Case Studies is deeply rooted in appraisal professional standards and best practices of an appraiser when communicating the opinions and conclusions of a residential appraisal. The course commences with a detailed discussion of USPAP Rules and the reporting options permitted by STANDARD 2. Appraisal writing skills are then discussed along with several examples of how the reasoning of an appraiser is expressed in typical appraisal reporting situations. The most common residential appraisal reporting form, the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR), will be fully illustrated along with the requirements of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). The course concludes with an overview of several of the most common residential appraisal forms. Within each section of the course are numerous compelling case studies to assist reinforcement of learning. Finally, common reporting issues are explored to illustrate the level of detail required in appraisal commentary so that appraisal reports are clear and not misleading (or fraudulent). The current version of USPAP is recommended for reference during the course.

Hours : 15

Specialized Residential Appraisal Topics is a 20-hour appraisal prelicensing course that provides a comprehensive look at general residential appraisal review, analysis of 2-4 family and multi-family properties, and analysis of unique and complex properties. The course begins with an overview of appraisal review and a discussion of applicable USPAP Rules, along with illustration of common errors and shortcomings commonly found by reviewers. Throughout, the course especially emphasizes best practices for a reviewer when developing opinions and conclusions regarding the quality of another appraiser’s work.

Hours : 20

Qualifying Education-Certified Residential Level Online Courses

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Challenging residential appraisal assignments require analyzing and interpreting market conditions as they relate toappropriate adjustments for market conditions, location, distance, physical characteristics, etc. Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies addresses these challenges with instruction and review of case studies that demonstrate cost development, locational considerations, functional obsolescence, and data identification/quantification issues. Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies elevates your knowledge of challenging residential appraisal assignments and helps you to develop the expertise to recognize and address them in a competent manner. Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies will provide methodologies for valuing partial interests and addressing changes in market conditions, methods for forming conclusions using sound judgment and logic in supporting opinions, and valuation techniques for appraising complex properties. The course will walk you through each case study, revealing real life examples and how best to approach each assignment. This course provides invaluable learning tools for appraisers wishing to have the best arsenal when tackling challenging assignments.

Hours : 15

Statistics, Modeling, and Finance is designed to provide students both the theory and practice of statistics, real estate finance, and valuation modeling for today’s residential appraiser. This course outlines terminology and basic principles of statistics, including practical applications in statistical analysis. In addition, the course presents an explanation of real estate markets, terms of financing, and real-world examples of how financing affects the value of real property.

Hours : 15

Continuing Education Online Courses

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The core of this course focuses on the 2016-2017 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice updates as set forth by the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation. Also included are issues that appraisers face in their daily appraisal assignments, as well as common USPAP violations.

Hours : 7

This course provides an overview of appraisal review and a discussion of applicable USPAP Rules, along with illustration of common errors and shortcomings commonly found by reviewers. STANDARD 3 is fully discussed along with applicable guidance offered by the Appraisal Standards Board. The course continues with an overview of the STANDARDS 1 and 2 appraisal development and reporting obligations. Finally, common mortgage industry appraisal and appraisal review forms are illustrated and discussed from a review perspective. Throughout, the course especially emphasizes best practices for a reviewer when developing opinions and conclusions regarding the quality of another appraiser’s work.

Hours : 7

The Basic Construction Refresher course is designed for real estate agents and appraisers to review fundamental construction methods, both old and new, in residential real estate. The course covers construction from site preparation through completion. Major components of a house are identified including building materials and mechanical systems. Further, the course reveals “red flags” that are discernible to agents and appraisers when inspecting a home for a listing, sale, or valuation. Finally, the course describes how physical and functional issues in houses affect value.

Hours : 7

In recent years, the appraisal industry has come under scrutiny. The financial crisis of 2008 and the housing-bubble-burst led to industry changes and reforms, including the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). How did these changes affect appraisers, reviewers and the industry as a whole? Were they welcome? Were they effective? Better Safe Than Sorry will explore those questions as well as delve into the role of the reviewer, the obligations of the appraiser, relevant USPAP regulations, common errors appraisers can avoid, and the importance of structured report writing.

Hours : 7

This course will raise the level of awareness of the scope of work involved with assignments other than the everyday single-family residential appraisal. Property types discussed include mixed-use, unusual, income-producing, and one-of-a-kind properties. The study includes significant case study work.

Hours : 7

In this course, we will explore valuable appraisal reporting practices, beginning with a review of select USPAP reporting obligations. Next, we will review the completion of the URAR reporting form, along with compliance requirements of the Uniform Automated Dataset (UAD). An overview of key reporting areas necessary for the completion of other appraisal and evaluation forms, including Broker’s Pricing Opinion (BPO) reports, will follow. We’ll conclude this course with a comprehensive study of the art of effective communication through composition of concise narrative commentary for numerous appraisal situations.

Hours : 7

Defensible Appraising is an all encompassing course designed to provide a comprehensive look at best practices for appraisers in order to recognize and meet those expectations. The course commences with discussion of various avenues, which could cause liability concerns for appraisers, including the appraisal review process. Common areas of deficiencies and inadequacies in the appraisal process are also discussed. The remainder of the course takes a detailed look at compliance with USPAP beginning with identification of the problem through the reporting process, including expanded illustrations of both acceptable and unacceptable practices.

Hours : 7

In recent years, the FHA and VA have been amending their inspecting and reporting requirements, aggressively reducing red tape, and raising awareness of their programs. For residential real property appraisers, this translates into opportunities in a growing and changing market segment. Real property appraising for the purpose of FHA and VA mortgage loans can provide the residential appraiser with a valuable and additional profit center. This course addresses the requirements both for becoming an FHA Roster Appraiser and a VA Fee Panel Appraiser. FHA and VA Today focuses on the most current FHA appraisal requirements—including inspection and reporting requirements, along with resources for continuing updates on the program. Real property appraising is ever changing and requires the appraiser to be proactive and aware of the changing requirements. In the case of FHA lending, the program has undergone recent changes that significantly affect FHA appraisal procedures, including changes acknowledging the growing trend in green building. Some regulations have been eliminated to create a more effective appraising procedure. Prospective as well as current FHA Roster Appraisers will benefit from the course’s detailed review of FHA property and appraisal requirements. VA Fee Panel Appraisers can ensure their present practices in performing valuation services meet the expectation of VA protocol. General conduct and business practices are also discussed.

Hours : 7

This course is offered for the express purpose of meeting the continuing education requirements of real estate appraisers in Florida. This course, which includes Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code, fulfills the three-hour state requirement for appraisal continuing education.

Hours : 3

With the recent real estate crisis, foreclosures have become a hot topic in the real estate industry. Foreclosure Basics for Appraisers provides students with the necessary background information to understand why foreclosures have become more prevalent in most markets. This course describes how predatory lending and fraud schemes lead to a more volatile market. Further, this course gives students the opportunity to walk through the steps appraisers take to determine a value range for a foreclosed property by looking at and analyzing available comparables and market data. “As is” value, “as repaired” value, and other approaches to value that are often used when appraising foreclosed or short sale properties are also discussed. Also covered are the appraisal report forms and documents that real estate professionals need to be most familiar with, especially when dealing with foreclosure properties. New legislation and regulations that were developed in response to the real estate crisis are discussed, as well as concerns for appraisers.

Hours : 7

Green construction, green energy, and green living are key topics about the environment for everyone today. For real estate agents and appraisers, the first step is to understand basics about green as it applies to real estate. A home is made up of many different systems and real estate professionals need to understand how they work together and independently to make a home more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. In this course on the appraisal of green residences, we will study the basic concepts about green as it applies to real estate and the appraisal of property value, primarily regarding residential property. We will review the elements of green materials and techniques, as well as relevant property characteristics that affect value. We will also cover what to look for when inspecting the interior and exterior of a home, including any related adjustments and the effect of green.

Hours : 7

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of the development and application of the sales comparison approach in residential appraisal assignments. The course begins with how the fundamental principles of valuation and appraisal standards apply to an assignment in which the sales comparison approach is relevant in the scope of work, and details the development steps in the appraisal process through reconciliation. As part of the progression, you will become acquainted with accepted methodology and techniques that can be applied in the assignment using the sales comparison approach. Included and emphasized, through numerous illustrations and application case studies, are choosing comparable data, derivation and application of adjustments for various elements, derivation and application of rates of capitalization, and the logic and rationale applied during reconciliation. Also included is a discussion about using the sales comparison approach in special situations.

Hours : 7

This two-hour continuing education course is designed to help appraisers in the state of Michigan become knowledgeable regarding recent changes in Michigan law and become more aware of their duties and responsibilities under the law.

Hours : 2

National Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee addresses the national topic areas for supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers specified by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation in the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualifications Criteria. Other coursework discussing the similarities and differences of specific jurisdictional qualifying regulations may supplement this course. This is a three (3) hour course.

Hours : 4

The Ohio Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee course is designed to assist in creating competent appraisers who can continually promote and reinforce ethical appraisal practice, abide by Ohio and national laws and regulations, and uphold an appropriate supervisory/trainee appraiser relationship. An overview is provided of the rules, requirements, and USPAP standards for supervisory and trainee appraisers, identifying the AQB requirements, and especially noting the credentialing requirements for supervisory and trainee appraisers.

Hours : 4

The Pennsylvania Mandated Law for Appraisers course fulfills the two-hour mandatory law continuing education requirement for appraisers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In this course, you will examine the Pennsylvania Appraisers Certification Act in detail. You will also review the responsibilities of the certified appraiser when overseeing the work of appraisal assistants. Important issues such as violations, complaints, and disciplinary actions that an appraiser needs to understand and avoid are also included.

Hours : 2

The popularity of FHA insured financing is arguably at an all-time high, and many certified appraisers are currently included, or seeking to be included, on the FHA appraiser roster. Because many real estate sales transactions are being financed with FHA insured financing, it is important and welcomed for real estate brokerage professionals to also stay well informed regarding FHA protocol. Effective September 14, 2015, most of the existing handbooks, mortgagee letters, and other references formally used by lenders, appraisers, and other real estate professionals will be superseded by a new, and more comprehensive Handbook titled: the FHA Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1. The FHA Single Family Housing Appraisal Report and Data Delivery Guide, a companion publication to the Handbook, will also go into effect September 14, 2105. This course will include direct excerpts and quotations of the Handbook, Guide, and other publications. The course will begin with FHA’s Minimum Property Requirements and Minimum Property Standards, and move into specific property applications and appraisal-related functions. Numerous best practices and illustrations will be included.

Hours : 7

Texas Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee is designed to assist in creating competent appraisers who can continually promote and reinforce ethical appraisal practice, abide by Texas and national laws and regulations, and uphold an appropriate supervisory/trainee appraiser relationship. An overview is provided of the rules, requirements, and USPAP standards for supervisory and trainee appraisers, identifying the AQB and Texas state-specific’s requirements, and especially noting the credentialing requirements for supervisory and trainee appraisers.

Hours : 4

 

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Qualifying Education – Licensed Level Textbooks

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The Basic Residential Appraisal Principles course provides an overview of real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, value influences, real estate finance, types of value, economic principles, real estate markets and analysis, and ethics in appraisal. Through theory, case studies, and examples, this course offers practical application of appraisal principles. Drill problems and a short case study allow students to put into practice the techniques presented in the course.

Hours : 30
ISBN : 978-1-59844-174-1
Retail Price : $50

This basic appraisal course provides an overview of real property valuation procedures, the approaches to value, and residential applications, This course also explores real property analysis and description, including land and site description, improvement construction, and property inspection. Finally, the course provides an overview of appraisal reporting, including appraisal reporting forms most commonly used by residential appraisers. Through theory, case studies, and examples, the course offers practical application of appraisal procedures. A calculator is recommended.

Hours : 30
ISBN : 978-1-59844-240-3
Retail Price : $50

Identifying and analyzing market forces affecting the buyers’ and sellers’ behavior is key to understanding and reporting values. This course is designed to give students the tools needed to properly collect and analyze market data. Markets, sub-markets, market segmentation, supply side analysis, demand analysis and the importance of market analysis to the appraisal process are covered in the first half of this course. The second half focuses on the theory of Highest and Best Use. The two-step analysis along with the four tests for Highest and Best Use are covered in detail. Drill problems and a short case study allow students to put into practice the techniques presented in the course.

Hours : 15
ISBN : 978-1-59844-168-0
Retail Price : $40

Residential Report Writing & Case Studies is deeply rooted in appraisal professional standards and best practices of an appraiser when communicating the opinions and conclusions of a residential appraisal. The course commences with a detailed discussion of USPAP Rules and the reporting options permitted by STANDARD 2. Appraisal writing skills are then discussed along with several examples of how the reasoning of an appraiser is expressed in typical appraisal reporting situations. The most common residential appraisal reporting form, the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR), will be fully illustrated along with the requirements of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). The course concludes with an overview of several of the most common residential appraisal forms. Within each section of the course are numerous compelling case studies to assist reinforcement of learning. Finally, common reporting issues are explored to illustrate the level of detail required in appraisal commentary so that appraisal reports are clear and not misleading (or fraudulent). The current version of USPAP is recommended for reference during the course.

Hours : 15
ISBN : 978-1-59844-226-7
Retail Price : $40

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of the development and application of the sales comparison approach and the income approach in residential appraisal assignments. The course begins with how the fundamental principles of valuation and appraisal standards apply to an assignment in which the sales comparison and/or income approach is relevant in the scope of work, and details the development steps in the appraisal process through reconciliation. As part of the progression, the student will become acquainted with accepted methodology and techniques that can be applied in the assignment using the sales comparison and/or income approaches. Included and emphasized, through numerous illustrations and application case studies, are choosing comparable data, derivation and application of adjustments for various elements, derivation and application of rates of capitalization, and the logic and rationale applied during reconciliation. Also included is an introduction to the HP 12c financial calculator as well as a discussion about using the sales comparison and income approaches in special situations.

Hours : 30
ISBN : 978-1-59844-255-7
Retail Price : $50

This course will help students gain valuable insight and a working knowledge of the various theories and methodologies for performing residential site valuation and developing the cost approach in appraisal practice. Various costing methods will be discussed and applications of the cost approach in residential appraising will be examined. The important distinction between replacement cost, new and reproduction cost will be discussed, along with an in-depth look at accepted methods for estimating accrued depreciation.

Hours : 15
ISBN : 978-1-59844-175-8
Retail Price : $40

Qualifying Education – Certified Residential Level Textbooks

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Step out of the box! Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies elevates student appraisers’ knowledge of challenging residential appraisal assignments and develops the expertise to recognize and address them at the Certified Residential level. Challenging residential appraisal assignments require analyzing and interpreting market conditions as they relate to appropriate adjustments for market conditions, location, distance, physical characteristics, etc. Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies addresses these challenges with study including cost development, locational considerations, functional obsolescence, and data identification/quantification issues.

Hours : 15
ISBN : 978-1-59844-231-1
Retail Price : $40

Mastering Unique & Complex Property Appraisal will raise the level of awareness of the scope of work involved with assignments other than the everyday single-family residential appraisal. It was written to remind and reassure appraisers that any appraisal problem can be solved and equipthem with the necessary skills to recognize and resolve the problem. The fundamental valuation methodologies still apply when encountering something suddenly and completely different, but—in the case of a unique or complex appraisal assignment—the appraiser must be open to using those tools a bit differently. Mastering Unique & Complex Property Appraisal offers many scenarios for discussion and includes significant case study work for application. Property types discussed include mixed-use,unusual, income-producing, and one-of-a-kind. Problem-solving examples are explored with the primary goal of reaffirming confidence in the appraiser’s skills and abilities. Applications using various problem-solving techniques are demonstrated and will also help build confidence and skill in this area.

Hours : 20
ISBN : 978-1-59844-225-0
Retail Price : $45

Statistics, Modeling, and Finance is designed to provide students both the theory and practice of statistics, real estate finance, and valuation modeling for today’s residential appraiser. This course outlines terminology and basic principles of statistics, including practical applications in statistical analysis. In addition, the course presents an explanation of real estate markets, terms of financing, and real-world examples of how financing affects the value of real property.

Hours : 15
ISBN : 978-1-59844-219-9
Retail Price : $40

Exam Prep Textbooks

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Appraisal Review Crammer focuses on what you need to know to pass your appraisal licensing exam. Numerous study aids check and reinforce learning throughout, as you’re guided to full preparation for exam success! The Appraisal Review Crammer provides a strong review of both terminology and concept application, and will refresh your test-taking skills. Study tips, “Test Check” test-taking tips, and practice exams will have you ready to go on exam day!

Hours : N/A
ISBN : 978-1-59844-283-0
Retail Price : $50

Continuing Education Textbooks

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Green features have become more and more common in the marketplace. Appraising Green Residences is a comprehensive course that will appeal to a wide variety of appraisers. Why? It’s more important than ever to understand what goes into appraising properties with energy efficient features that promote sustainability and reduce our carbon footprint. Our course begins with an overview of green materials and techniques and moves into relevant characteristics. Next is detailed information on green certification as well as identifying and adjusting for green features. Last, and probably most important, are two case studies where students will apply adjustments, based on what they’ve learned throughout the course.
Note: Hondros Learning no longer holds AQB approvals for this course – schools in non-AQB states may continue to offer.

Hours : 7
ISBN : 978-1-59844-201-4
Retail Price : $20

The Basic Construction Refresher course is designed for real estate agents and appraisers to review fundamental construction methods, both old and new, in residential real estate. The course covers construction from site preparation through completion. Major components of a house are identified including building materials and mechanical systems. Further, the course reveals ‘red flags’ that are discernible to agents and appraisers when inspecting a home for a listing, sale, or valuation. Finally, the course describes how physical and functional issues in houses affect value.

Hours : 7
ISBN : 978-1-59844-282-3
Retail Price : $20

In recent years, the appraisal industry has come under scrutiny. The financial crisis of 2008 and the housing-bubble-burst led to industry changes and reforms, including the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). How did these changes affect appraisers, reviewers and the industry as a whole? Were they welcome? Were they effective? Better Safe Than Sorry will explore those questions as well as delve into the role of the reviewer, the obligations of the appraiser, relevant USPAP regulations, common errors appraisers can avoid, and the importance of structured report writing.

Hours : 7
ISBN : 978-1-59844-248-9
Retail Price : $20

The popularity of FHA insured financing is arguably at an all-time high, and many certified appraisers are currently included, or seeking to be included, on the FHA appraiser roster. Because many real estate sales transactions are being financed with FHA insured financing, it is important and welcomed for real estate brokerage professionals to also stay well informed regarding FHA protocol. Real estate brokerage professionals are typically on the front line of transactions and, therefore, must be well informed of the property criteria in counselling buyers and sellers regarding the applicability of a particular financing avenue to a particular property. Successful transactions, using FHA insured financing, depend upon the brokerage professional being keenly aware of property qualification criteria and the test for which the property must withstand.

Hours : 7
ISBN : 978-1-59844-266-3
Retail Price : $20

Investment Analysis for Income Properties provides a thorough exploration of concepts, calculations, and processes involved in the analysis and valuation of income properties. The course delves into the steps of income property valuation and the foundation for the financial analysis of income properties. The various types of gross income (and their influence), gross income streams, as well as the conversion of income into a value indicator via multiplier capitalization is reviewed. Development of the NOI is reviewed and the course presents a presentation of how income production’s performance, durability, and quality is found through performance ratios. The calculation to find the capitalization rate for direct capitalization is presented and examined. The course concludes with an introductory level exploration of how compound interest is processed and applied to the Income Approach.

Hours : 7
ISBN : 978-1-59844-270-0
Retail Price : $20

Residential Appraisal Review is a comprehensive appraisal continuing education course that will appeal to appraisers who are considering entering the practice of appraisal review, as well as those who are actively performing review work. The material emphasizes best practices for a reviewer when developing opinions and conclusions regarding the quality of another appraiser’s work, beginning with an overview of appraisal review and a discussion of applicable USPAP Rules, along with illustrations of common errors and shortcomings commonly found by reviewers. Next, STANDARD 3 is fully discussed along with applicable guidance offered by the Appraisal Standards Board, continuing with an overview of the STANDARDS 1 and 2 appraisal development and reporting obligations. Finally, common mortgage industry appraisal and appraisal review forms are illustrated and discussed from a review perspective.
Note: Hondros Learning no longer holds AQB approvals for this course – schools in non-AQB states may continue to offer.

Hours : 7
ISBN : 978-1-59844-227-4
Retail Price : $20

The course commences with an overview of national and state appraisal regulatory bodies as well as a comprehensive discussion of the minimum AQB qualifying criteria for supervisory appraisers and the various appraiser classifications. Obligations of appraiser ethics and competency are also discussed with a focus on supervisory appraisers and trainees. The course concludes with specific roles and responsibilities of supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers, including a final chapter that serves as a best practices checklist, designed to ensure thorough and meaningful supervisory oversight, and best practice development by trainees in appraisal development and reporting.

Hours : 4
ISBN : 978-1-59844-244-1
Retail Price : $20

Other

Explore the basic functions of one of the most essential tools for real estate and appraisal professionals—the Hewlett-Packard HP 12c calculator. Regarded as the state of the art in the industry, the HP 12c is easy to use with minimal training. With this text, you will learn about the different functions available including the essential time value of money calculations as well as cash flow calculations. You will be exposed to numerous examples and situations that relate to actual calculations you may need to perform in the course of your career.
ISBN : 978-1-59844-128-4
Retail Price : $20

 

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