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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.

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.  

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.

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.

Rural Property Valuation Rural Property Valuation $125.00 Details Commercial, Environmental, Specialty Property This reference textbook will help both experienced valuers and novice appraisers successfully complete challenging rural valuation assignments (2017).


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Rural Property Valuation provides up-to-date information on the many forces that affect agricultural and ranch properties in the United States. It lays the groundwork for a broad understanding of rural properties and offers specific data and analytical tools appraisers can use in their daily work. The text offers a rural perspective on appraisal basics such as

  • Property rights
  • Financing
  • Market analysis and highest and best use
  • Site and building improvements
  • The approaches to value

These additional topics unique to rural property are also covered:

  • Federal and state assistance programs
  • Soil analysis and carrying capacity
  • Agricultural production
  • Ranch management
  • Dairy farm operations
  • Permanent plantings
  • Timberland valuation

In short, Rural Property Valuation is a landmark text that addresses the needs of practicing appraisers and provides valuable insights and information that cannot be found elsewhere. It should prove useful to appraisers who value rural properties once a year, once a month, or every day.     

The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate Runde, Timothy P., Thoyre-Runde, Stacey L. $75.00 Details Commercial, Environmental This text explains how valuation professionals can identify and value green property features in new and existing commercial properties (2017).


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It’s here—the comprehensive text on green building that real estate professionals have been waiting for! The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate will provide appraisers and others with an in-depth understanding of green terminology and concepts—information they need to identify and value the green property features found in new construction and commercial building renovations. This essential resource examines green building rating systems and the advanced building design and operating characteristics that make a commercial building energy-efficient and sustainable. The effects of these innovations on the valuation process are explored as are the government regulations, financing, and tax incentives applicable to green buildings. The future belongs to green, so catch the wave and take a crash course in green to prepare for your next appraisal assignment.

The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate - PDF The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate - PDF Runde, Timothy P., Thoyre-Runde, Stacey L. $75.00 Details Commercial, Environmental This text explains how valuation professionals can identify and value green property features in new and existing commercial properties (2017).


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It’s here—the comprehensive text on green building that real estate professionals have been waiting for! The Valuation of Green Commercial Real Estate will provide appraisers and others with an in-depth understanding of green terminology and concepts—information they need to identify and value the green property features found in new construction and commercial building renovations. This essential resource examines green building rating systems and the advanced building design and operating characteristics that make a commercial building energy-efficient and sustainable. The effects of these innovations on the valuation process are explored as are the government regulations, financing, and tax incentives applicable to green buildings. The future belongs to green, so catch the wave and take a crash course in green to prepare for your next appraisal assignment.

Rural Property Valuation - PDF Rural Property Valuation - PDF $125.00 Details Commercial, Environmental, Specialty Property This reference textbook will help both experienced valuers and novice appraisers successfully complete challenging rural valuation assignments (2017).


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Rural Property Valuation provides up-to-date information on the many forces that affect agricultural and ranch properties in the United States. It lays the groundwork for a broad understanding of rural properties and offers specific data and analytical tools appraisers can use in their daily work. The text offers a rural perspective on appraisal basics such as

  • Property rights
  • Financing
  • Market analysis and highest and best use
  • Site and building improvements
  • The approaches to value

These additional topics unique to rural property are also covered:

  • Federal and state assistance programs
  • Soil analysis and carrying capacity
  • Agricultural production
  • Ranch management
  • Dairy farm operations
  • Permanent plantings
  • Timberland valuation

In short, Rural Property Valuation is a landmark text that addresses the needs of practicing appraisers and provides valuable insights and information that cannot be found elsewhere. It should prove useful to appraisers who value rural properties once a year, once a month, or every day.     

Practice Examination Questions for Real Estate Appraisers Practice Examination Questions for Real Estate Appraisers Ratterman, Mark R. $75.00 Details Commercial, Residential A test guide with more than 1,000 questions and answers to help real estate appraisers prepare for state certification and licensing exams (2013).

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Are You Ready for Your Appraisal Exam?

This test prep guide provides the instruction and practice problems you need to pass your state licensing or certification examination. This book has been organized to correspond to the 2015 National Uniform Licensing and Certification Examinations Content Outline. Using the 1,000+ real-world questions and answers provided, you can:

  • Educate yourself on the concepts likely to be covered on the exam
  • Understand the logic behind the testing and scoring processes
  • Get study and test-taking tips to improve your chances of passing
  • Prepare to meet and beat this career-making challenge

Answers to the practice questions and detailed discussions of the solutions are included. The focus of this book spans both residential and nonresidential topics, with an emphasis on appraisal basics. 

Read valuable tips on Preparing for the Appraisal Exam and get a sneak preview of the book!

“This is the only book I know of specifically designed for those studying for state exams. It is a perfect ‘drill book’ and a great service to appraisers. I can honestly say that I don’t know how I would have passed the test without working the problems in Practice Examination Questions for Real Estate Appraisers.”                                                                                                         

Aaron Mundie, Candidate for Designation

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The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 6th Edition - PDF The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 6th Edition - PDF $125.00 Details Commercial, Residential This sixth edition of the Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal includes over 5,000 revised definitions, 450 new terms, and revised glossaries. (2015)

The Appraisal Institute is proud to present the sixth edition of The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal and grateful to the dozens of practicing appraisers who contributed to its development. This new edition features

  •  5,000+ dictionary entries
  • 1,250 revised definitions
  • 450 new terms

Also included are new and revised glossaries to help real property valuers understand the language of related professionals in architecture and construction; mathematics and statistics; environmental contamination; agriculture, forestry, soils, and wetlands; and green building. Other addenda contain information on real estate organizations; important US government agencies, legislation, and programs;  significant US Supreme Court decisions; and useful measures and conversions.

The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 6th Edition The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 6th Edition $125.00 Details Commercial, Residential This sixth edition of the Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal includes over 5,000 revised definitions, 450 new terms, and revised glossaries. (2015)

The Appraisal Institute is proud to present the sixth edition of The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal and grateful to the dozens of practicing appraisers who contributed to its development. This new edition features

  •  5,000+ dictionary entries
  • 1,250 revised definitions
  • 450 new terms

Also included are new and revised glossaries to help real property valuers understand the language of related professionals in architecture and construction; mathematics and statistics; environmental contamination; agriculture, forestry, soils, and wetlands; and green building. Other addenda contain information on real estate organizations; important US government agencies, legislation, and programs;  significant US Supreme Court decisions; and useful measures and conversions.

The Student Handbook to The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition - PDF The Student Handbook to The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition - PDF Ratterman, Mark R. $70.00 Details Commercial, Residential This study guide summarizes The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed., providing key concepts and terms, additional examples, and review exercises.(2014)


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This practical guide complements the latest edition of the Appraisal Institute’s textbook, highlighting important valuation principles and procedures and providing supplementary examples and exercises for classroom use or self-study. Used with the textbook, this student handbook provides a solid foundation for understanding the appraisal profession and preparing for the state licensing examination.

The Student Handbook has been updated to reflect revisions in the textbook and to provide easy-to-follow discussions of the topics covered. The handbook does not replace the textbook. Rather, it explains the essentials of valuation theory using examples based on situations that appraisers commonly face. It walks readers through every chapter of  The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th edition, summarizing key concepts, identifying important terms, and providing additional examples. Each chapter of the Student Handbook ends with a set of review exercises that readers can work through to test the knowledge they have acquired. Suggested solutions to the exercises are provided for classroom discussion or further study.

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Market Analysis for Real Estate, Second Edition - PDF Market Analysis for Real Estate, Second Edition - PDF Fanning, Stephen F. $105.00 Details Commercial, Math & Technology Classic Reference Presents Theory And Techniques Of Market Analysis And Highest And Best Use Determination With Seven Complete Case Studies. (2014)

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Market analysis is essential to real estate appraisal, and only an experienced, trained valuation professional can provide the type of in-depth study required to identify the supply and demand for a class of property in a specific market and assess the marketability of a unique property in that market.

This new edition of the classic reference is a three-part text that presents the principles and techniques of market and marketability analysis, illustrates these concepts with case study applications, and explains how the information developed in the appraiser’s market analysis contributes to the highest and best use conclusion and the application of the three approaches to value. The case study properties examined in the text include an existing shopping center, office building, industrial property, and apartment complex as well as vacant land and a vacant shopping center.

Market Analysis for Real Estate presents market analysis as an integrated process and demonstrates how market and marketability techniques are applied to actual situations that appraisers encounter in performing valuations and complex, stand-alone market studies.

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Market Analysis for Real Estate, Second Edition Market Analysis for Real Estate, Second Edition Fanning, Stephen F. $105.00 Details Commercial, Math & Technology Classic Reference Presents Theory And Techniques Of Market Analysis And Highest And Best Use Determination With Seven Complete Case Studies. (2014)

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Market analysis is essential to real estate appraisal, and only an experienced, trained valuation professional can provide the type of in-depth study required to identify the supply and demand for a class of property in a specific market and assess the marketability of a unique property in that market.

This new edition of the classic reference is a three-part text that presents the principles and techniques of market and marketability analysis, illustrates these concepts with case study applications, and explains how the information developed in the appraiser’s market analysis contributes to the highest and best use conclusion and the application of the three approaches to value. The case study properties examined in the text include an existing shopping center, office building, industrial property, and apartment complex as well as vacant land and a vacant shopping center.

Market Analysis for Real Estate presents market analysis as an integrated process and demonstrates how market and marketability techniques are applied to actual situations that appraisers encounter in performing valuations and complex, stand-alone market studies.

Download the case study spreadsheets used in the case study applications in this book.

 

The Student Handbook to The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition The Student Handbook to The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition Ratterman, Mark R. $70.00 Details Commercial, Residential This study guide summarizes The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th ed., providing key concepts and terms, additional examples, and review exercises.(2014)


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This practical guide complements the latest edition of the Appraisal Institute’s textbook, highlighting important valuation principles and procedures and providing supplementary examples and exercises for classroom use or self-study. Used with the textbook, this student handbook provides a solid foundation for understanding the appraisal profession and preparing for the state licensing examination.

The Student Handbook has been updated to reflect revisions in the textbook and to provide easy-to-follow discussions of the topics covered. The handbook does not replace the textbook. Rather, it explains the essentials of valuation theory using examples based on situations that appraisers commonly face. It walks readers through every chapter of  The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th edition, summarizing key concepts, identifying important terms, and providing additional examples. Each chapter of the Student Handbook ends with a set of review exercises that readers can work through to test the knowledge they have acquired. Suggested solutions to the exercises are provided for classroom discussion or further study.

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The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition $75.00 Details Commercial This authoritative text covers the theory and practice of residential and commercial valuation and appraisal methods, standards, and reports. (2013)


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The 14th edition of The Appraisal of Real Estate reflects a new commitment to the essential principles of appraisal and the sound application of recognized valuation methods that have sustained real estate appraisers in good times and bad. This new edition has been restructured to mirror the organization of the valuation process, moving clearly from the identification of the problem to the report of defined value. The new edition features

  • More discussion of scope of work, client communication, and data standards
  • Increased emphasis on the fundamentals of statistical analysis and the role that descriptive statistics plays in market analysis, highest and best use analysis, and the application of the three approaches to value
  • Expanded coverage of topics introduced in the 13th edition such as green building, advances in information technology, and AVMs
  • A more rigorous exploration of the market analysis process and a more concise discussion of highest and best use analysis
  • More background on the continuing evolution of US and international appraisal standards
  • New thinking on appraisal review, consulting, valuation for financial reporting, and the valuation of non-realty assets

This edition of The Appraisal of Real Estate reflects the efforts of dozens of designated members of the Appraisal Institute and other volunteers. Their involvement is a testament to the profession’s commitment to move the body of knowledge forward and to ensure that The Appraisal of Real Estate retains its central role in the canon of professional literature.

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The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition - PDF The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition - PDF $75.00 Details Commercial This authoritative text covers the theory and practice of residential and commercial valuation and appraisal methods, standards, and reports. (2013)


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The 14th edition of The Appraisal of Real Estate reflects a new commitment to the essential principles of appraisal and the sound application of recognized valuation methods that have sustained real estate appraisers in good times and bad. This new edition has been restructured to mirror the organization of the valuation process, moving clearly from the identification of the problem to the report of defined value. The new edition features

  • More discussion of scope of work, client communication, and data standards
  • Increased emphasis on the fundamentals of statistical analysis and the role that descriptive statistics plays in market analysis, highest and best use analysis, and the application of the three approaches to value
  • Expanded coverage of topics introduced in the 13th edition such as green building, advances in information technology, and AVMs
  • A more rigorous exploration of the market analysis process and a more concise discussion of highest and best use analysis
  • More background on the continuing evolution of US and international appraisal standards
  • New thinking on appraisal review, consulting, valuation for financial reporting, and the valuation of non-realty assets

This edition of The Appraisal of Real Estate reflects the efforts of dozens of designated members of the Appraisal Institute and other volunteers. Their involvement is a testament to the profession’s commitment to move the body of knowledge forward and to ensure that The Appraisal of Real Estate retains its central role in the canon of professional literature.

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An Introduction to Statistics for Appraisers An Introduction to Statistics for Appraisers Wolverton, PhD, Marvin L. $80.00 Details Math & Technology This detailed reference provides instruction on probability, data testing, statistical modeling, linear regression, and the use of graphics (2011).

 

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Let Statistics Work for You!
With increasing pressure on appraisers to support their opinions of value and new educational criteria requiring demonstrated proficiency in basic statistics, it's imperative that appraisers learn more about statistics and modeling. Inside An Introduction to Statistics for Appraisers, author Marvin L. Wolverton, PhD, MAI, discusses ways to perform statistical analyses that will impress the most demanding clients.

This text, written specifically for appraisers, includes:

  • A review of essential mathematical skills
  • Advice on illustrating data graphically
  • Instruction on the concept of probability and its application in statistical analysis
  • Sophisticated tools for testing research and assessing the validity and reliability of data samples
  • Information on statistical model building using simple and multiple linear regression
  • Sample townhouse case study data set

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An Introduction to Statistics for Appraisers - PDF An Introduction to Statistics for Appraisers - PDF Wolverton, PhD, Marvin L. $80.00 Details Math & Technology This detailed reference provides instruction on probability, data testing, statistical modeling, linear regression, and the use of graphics (2011).

 

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Let Statistics Work for You!
With increasing pressure on appraisers to support their opinions of value and new educational criteria requiring demonstrated proficiency in basic statistics, it's imperative that appraisers learn more about statistics and modeling. Inside An Introduction to Statistics for Appraisers, author Marvin L. Wolverton, PhD, MAI, discusses ways to perform statistical analyses that will impress the most demanding clients.

This text, written specifically for appraisers, includes:

  • A review of essential mathematical skills
  • Advice on illustrating data graphically
  • Instruction on the concept of probability and its application in statistical analysis
  • Sophisticated tools for testing research and assessing the validity and reliability of data samples
  • Information on statistical model building using simple and multiple linear regression
  • Sample townhouse case study data set

Download the Sample townhouse case study data set.