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Corridor Valuation: An Overview and New Alternatives - PDF Corridor Valuation: An Overview and New Alternatives - PDF $50.00 Details Commercial, Legal, Specialty Property This landmark text provides valuation professionals guidance on appraising railroad corridors. (2019)


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Corridor valuation presents special challenges for real property professionals. In recognition of this problem, the Appraisal Institute, the International Right of Way Association, and the Appraisal Institute of Canada are proud to announce the joint publication of Corridor Valuation: An Overview and New Alternatives.

Corridor Valuation: An Overview and New Alternatives explores the controversial issues surrounding railroad corridors, with definitive information on the evolution of corridor valuation theory, related property rights and legal issues, and methodologies for valuing railroad, telecommunications, pipeline, power transmission, and conservation corridors. Many authors have contributed their personal experiences and insights to this text, which will prove useful to a wide range of property professionals valuing railroad corridors in the United States and Canada.

Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms - PDF Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms - PDF Christensen, Peter T. $60.00 Details Commercial, Legal, Residential This book provides practical guidance about how to manage liability risk associated with appraisal work and the operation of appraisal firms. (2019)

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Facing a lawsuit is a scenario that most appraisers would rather not think about, but it is a reality of the valuation profession. Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms provides practitioners with realistic, effective suggestions for managing the risks associated with valuation assignments.

Presenting information based on published court opinions and actual professional liability insurance claims, the book examines why appraisers get sued, the elements of the most common claims, and the appraiser’s best tools for reducing liability risk. Unique issues relating to specific areas of appraisal work are covered—including residential and commercial lending, appraisal review, expert witness, and arbitration services. Strategies for mitigating risks relating to the operation of appraisal firms are also discussed.

Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms will help appraisers assess their liability and take steps to lessen their risk and protect their appraisal practices.  

The Valuation of Condominiums, Cooperatives, and PUDs The Valuation of Condominiums, Cooperatives, and PUDs Sweeney, Maureen B. $60.00 Details Legal, Residential, Specialty Property This book discusses the appraisal of condominiums, cooperative properties (co-ops), and planned unit developments (PUDs). (2019)



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This new text will help real estate professionals understand the physical and legal components of condos, co-ops, and PUDs, gather and analyze relevant data, and develop well-supported value conclusions. Only by properly identifying and investigating the unique characteristics of condos, co-ops, and PUDs can appraisers properly address the challenges presented in valuing these common, but complicated, residential properties. 

The Valuation of Condominiums, Cooperatives, and PUDs examines the distinguishing ownership characteristics of condominiums, cooperatives, and planned unit developments and demonstrates how to define the local market, identify appropriate elements of comparison, and apply relevant valuation techniques. As an added bonus, the book includes comprehensive lists of questions to ask when gathering data and useful tips for writing credible appraisal reports.

Appraising association properties requires a unique skill set. The Valuation of Condominiums, Cooperatives, and PUDs will help valuers develop these skills and feel confident taking on a wide variety of assignment types.

Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms Christensen, Peter T. $60.00 Details Commercial, Legal, Residential This book provides practical guidance about how to manage liability risk associated with appraisal work and the operation of appraisal firms. (2019)

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Facing a lawsuit is a scenario that most appraisers would rather not think about, but it is a reality of the valuation profession. Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms provides practitioners with realistic, effective suggestions for managing the risks associated with valuation assignments.

Presenting information based on published court opinions and actual professional liability insurance claims, the book examines why appraisers get sued, the elements of the most common claims, and the appraiser’s best tools for reducing liability risk. Unique issues relating to specific areas of appraisal work are covered—including residential and commercial lending, appraisal review, expert witness, and arbitration services. Strategies for mitigating risks relating to the operation of appraisal firms are also discussed.

Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms will help appraisers assess their liability and take steps to lessen their risk and protect their appraisal practices.  

Corridor Valuation: An Overview and New Alternatives Corridor Valuation: An Overview and New Alternatives $50.00 Details Commercial, Legal, Specialty Property This landmark text provides valuation professionals guidance on appraising railroad corridors. (2019)


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Corridor valuation presents special challenges for real property professionals. In recognition of this problem, the Appraisal Institute, the International Right of Way Association, and the Appraisal Institute of Canada are proud to announce the joint publication of Corridor Valuation: An Overview and New Alternatives.

Corridor Valuation: An Overview and New Alternatives explores the controversial issues surrounding railroad corridors, with definitive information on the evolution of corridor valuation theory, related property rights and legal issues, and methodologies for valuing railroad, telecommunications, pipeline, power transmission, and conservation corridors. Many authors have contributed their personal experiences and insights to this text, which will prove useful to a wide range of property professionals valuing railroad corridors in the United States and Canada.

The Valuation of Condominiums, Cooperatives, and PUDs - PDF The Valuation of Condominiums, Cooperatives, and PUDs - PDF Sweeney, Maureen B. $60.00 Details Legal, Residential, Specialty Property This book discusses the appraisal of condominiums, cooperative properties (co-ops), and planned unit developments (PUDs). (2019)


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This new text will help real estate professionals understand the physical and legal components of condos, co-ops, and PUDs, gather and analyze relevant data, and develop well-supported value conclusions. Only by properly identifying and investigating the unique characteristics of condos, co-ops, and PUDs can appraisers properly address the challenges presented in valuing these common, but complicated, residential properties. 

The Valuation of Condominiums, Cooperatives, and PUDs examines the distinguishing ownership characteristics of condominiums, cooperatives, and planned unit developments and demonstrates how to define the local market, identify appropriate elements of comparison, and apply relevant valuation techniques. As an added bonus, the book includes comprehensive lists of questions to ask when gathering data and useful tips for writing credible appraisal reports.

Appraising association properties requires a unique skill set. The Valuation of Condominiums, Cooperatives, and PUDs will help valuers develop these skills and feel confident taking on a wide variety of assignment types.

Real Property Valuation in Condemnation Real Property Valuation in Condemnation $95.00 Details Commercial, Legal, Residential This book discusses real estate appraisal assignments for condemnation purposes. (2018)


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In 1995 the Appraisal Institute published the landmark text, Real Estate Valuation in Litigation. Now, more than 20 years later, we are pleased to announce Real Property Valuation in Condemnation, a new text focused specifically on the contentious subject of condemnation.

What do appraisers need to know to value properties subject to eminent domain? Appraisers who value condemned properties are likely to find themselves in court, explaining and defending their analysis and opinions. In these high-pressure situations, they can rely on the experience and guidance of their valuation peers, which has been gathered, distilled, and illustrated in this new book.

 Although the legal parameters and circumstances of condemnation appraisal assignments may be unique, appraisers are hired to provide opinions of value. The information provided in Real Property Valuation in Condemnation will help them do just that and ensure that they perform these complex assignments with competence, professionalism, and a commitment to ethical conduct.

Appraisers in Arbitration - PDF Appraisers in Arbitration - PDF Konikoff, Paula K. $60.00 Details Legal This book provides a thorough introduction to arbitration and the ways in which valuation professionals can provide services in this arena. (2018)


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Interested in expanding your practice to include arbitration? This book is for you! Arbitration presents a growing area of opportunity for valuation professionals, who can serve as arbitrators, expert valuation witnesses, or consultants. Appraisers in Arbitration provides a thorough introduction to arbitration and explores the various ways valuation professionals can provide services competently and ethically in this growing area of practice.

Appraisers in Arbitration explores the arbitration process in depth, from the preliminary hearing to the final award. Common arbitration scenarios and real-world examples are discussed, and sound guidance is provided to help practitioners handle the risks and challenges associated with arbitration. Appraisers in Arbitration is a useful overview of the arbitration process and the opportunities it presents to experienced and knowledgeable valuation professionals.

Valuation by Comparison, Second Edition Valuation by Comparison, Second Edition Ratterman, Mark R. $50.00 Details Math & Technology, Residential This book applies logic to the process of developing a value opinion for a property by comparing it with other properties. (2018)    

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When market volatility and increased oversight create problems, experienced residential appraisers find solutions by developing and implementing new strategies grounded in appraisal fundamentals. Valuation by Comparison, second edition, will help appraisers get back to basics by exploring the reasons behind current market behavior and the logic of the sales comparison approach. With the information in this book, appraisers can develop a deeper understanding of the valuation process and a greater ability to handle a wide variety of appraisal assignments.

Residential appraisers need to know their markets and how to research comparable transactions. Data collection and analytical skills are both essential. This handbook examines common pitfalls encountered by appraisers when searching for data and presents helpful online research tips that can help practitioners find data in markets where data is scarce, inconsistent, or misleading.

Designed with the needs of the intermediate-level residential appraiser in mind, the text updates the first edition of Valuation by Comparison by addressing recent changes in real estate markets and presenting new, innovative ways to solve persistent appraisal problems.

Appraisers in Arbitration Appraisers in Arbitration Konikoff, Paula K. $60.00 Details Legal This book provides a thorough introduction to arbitration and the ways in which valuation professionals can provide services in this arena. (2018)


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Interested in expanding your practice to include arbitration? This book is for you! Arbitration presents a growing area of opportunity for valuation professionals, who can serve as arbitrators, expert valuation witnesses, or consultants. Appraisers in Arbitration provides a thorough introduction to arbitration and explores the various ways valuation professionals can provide services competently and ethically in this growing area of practice.

Appraisers in Arbitration explores the arbitration process in depth, from the preliminary hearing to the final award. Common arbitration scenarios and real-world examples are discussed, and sound guidance is provided to help practitioners handle the risks and challenges associated with arbitration. Appraisers in Arbitration is a useful overview of the arbitration process and the opportunities it presents to experienced and knowledgeable valuation professionals.

Valuation by Comparison, Second Edition - PDF Valuation by Comparison, Second Edition - PDF Ratterman, Mark R. $50.00 Details Math & Technology, Residential This book applies logic to the process of developing a value opinion for a property by comparing it with other properties. (2018)

award-ribbonWinner of the George L. Schmutz Award

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When market volatility and increased oversight create problems, experienced residential appraisers find solutions by developing and implementing new strategies grounded in appraisal fundamentals. Valuation by Comparison, second edition, will help appraisers get back to basics by exploring the reasons behind current market behavior and the logic of the sales comparison approach. With the information in this book, appraisers can develop a deeper understanding of the valuation process and a greater ability to handle a wide variety of appraisal assignments.

Residential appraisers need to know their markets and how to research comparable transactions. Data collection and analytical skills are both essential. This handbook examines common pitfalls encountered by appraisers when searching for data and presents helpful online research tips that can help practitioners find data in markets where data is scarce, inconsistent, or misleading.

Designed with the needs of the intermediate-level residential appraiser in mind, the text updates the first edition of Valuation by Comparison by addressing recent changes in real estate markets and presenting new, innovative ways to solve persistent appraisal problems.

Real Property Valuation in Condemnation - PDF Real Property Valuation in Condemnation - PDF $95.00 Details Commercial, Legal, Residential This book discusses real estate appraisal assignments for condemnation purposes. (2018)


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In 1995 the Appraisal Institute published the landmark text, Real Estate Valuation in Litigation. Now, more than 20 years later, we are pleased to announce Real Property Valuation in Condemnation, a new text focused specifically on the contentious subject of condemnation.

What do appraisers need to know to value properties subject to eminent domain? Appraisers who value condemned properties are likely to find themselves in court, explaining and defending their analysis and opinions. In these high-pressure situations, they can rely on the experience and guidance of their valuation peers, which has been gathered, distilled, and illustrated in this new book.

 Although the legal parameters and circumstances of condemnation appraisal assignments may be unique, appraisers are hired to provide opinions of value. The information provided in Real Property Valuation in Condemnation will help them do just that and ensure that they perform these complex assignments with competence, professionalism, and a commitment to ethical conduct.