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The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 7th Edition The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 7th Edition $140.00 Details Commercial, Residential This authoritative resource includes definitions of over 5,000 real estate-related terms. (Hardcover, 2022) The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, seventh edition, is a landmark text that reflects the depth and breadth of appraisal knowledge. Each entry, definition, and reference has been painstakingly researched and designed to express an expert understanding of issues that currently impact the profession. This understanding of appraisal is influenced by our history, evolving professional standards, emerging scholarship, significant industry trends, and new legislation and judicial precedent at all levels of government. The new dictionary is the culmination of all these influences and an essential, authoritative resource for professionals.
 
The dictionary is divided into two sections. The first section presents an alphabetical listing of terms directly related to real estate appraisal. The Addenda section contains information—in five topical glossaries and four other compilations of useful information—that relates more directly to other professional disciplines but is used by, and is of interest to, appraisers.
Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use Ratterman, Mark R. $75.00 Details Math & Technology, Residential Presents practical examples and advice for residential appraisers performing market analysis and highest and best use analysis. (Softcover book)
 
The ups and downs of US housing markets make big headlines, but do the reports in the media really provide a full and timely picture of the interaction of supply and demand in residential real estate markets? Although most residential appraisers are familiar with the market trends affecting local property values, many fall short in communicating their understanding of market conditions fairly and accurately to their appraisal clients.
Written by an experienced appraiser and educator, Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use presents practical advice and real-world examples that demonstrate
 
•   How to determine the appropriate level of market analysis
•   The dos and don’ts of market area delineation
•   Productivity analysis
•   Supply and demand relationships in residential markets
•   Researching data sources and applying statistical tools

Readers of this new text will learn how to plan and perform appropriately detailed market and highest and best use analyses that lead to credible and supportable value conclusions and convincing appraisal reports.

Land Valuation: Real Solutions to Complex Issues Land Valuation: Real Solutions to Complex Issues DeWeese, Gary S. $95.00 Details Commercial, Environmental, Residential, Specialty Property This comprehensive text reviews basic land valuation techniques and presents advanced and non-traditional methods to help appraisers solve complex land valuation problems.
 
Learn how to value land, or a leased fee in­terest in land, when:  
• No comparable sales can be found.
• The highest and best use is uncertain or not currently feasible.
• The land is subject to a long-term ground lease.  
• Developers want to know how much they can pay for land.
• Traditional units of comparison are not relevant.
• The land is contaminated.
• Buyers make land purchase decisions based on cost.
 
Land Valuation: Real Solutions to Complex Issues reviews basic land valuation techniques (extraction, allocation, land residual, and ground rent capitalization) and presents advanced and non-traditional methods to help appraisers solve complex land valuation problems. Seven complete case studies and numerous spreadsheets are provided to ensure that readers understand the issues involved and know how to apply the innovative valuation strategies
presented.  
 
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Appraisers in Arbitration, Second Edition Appraisers in Arbitration, Second Edition Konikoff, Paula K. $70.00 Details Legal This book presents up-to-date information and advice on how appraisers can expand their practices by participating in real estate arbitrations. (2022)
 
Appraisers in Arbitration, second edition, presents up-to-date information and advice on how appraisers can expand their practices by participating in real estate arbitrations.
 
Arbitration is increasingly seen as an efficient and cost-effective alterna­tive to litigation, and valuation professionals are often called on to serve as arbitrators, expert witnesses, and consultants in arbitration matters. This practical text provides specific advice on how to perform each task required in an arbitration and the standards that apply to each service. Every step in the arbitration process, from the preliminary hearing to the final award, is explained and common arbitration scenarios and real-world examples of in-person and virtual arbitrations are discussed.
 
Appraisers in Arbitration, second edition, is essential reading for valuers who wish to explore how arbitration differs from other areas of practice and learn how to make use of their valuation skills in this new and exciting area of specialization.  
A Guide to Appraising Restaurants A Guide to Appraising Restaurants Carter, Bradley R., Leard, James Tyler $60.00 Details Commercial, Specialty Property This guide explores the issues related to valuing restaurant properties as well as the risks associated with the restaurant industry and how they affect real property. (Softcover, 2021)
 
The restaurant business is risky. Owners and operators of restaurants know this, and real estate professionals must know it as well. Appraisers who value restaurant properties should fully understand the opportunities and risks inherent in restaurant operations and how these factors affect real property value.
 
A Guide to Appraising Restaurants is aimed at commercial appraisers, brokers, lenders, and reviewers who wish to explore the complex issues related to valuing restaurant properties. This guide will also help professionals involved in designing, developing, financing, and investing in restaurants understand marketability and valuation issues relating to restaurant properties and what to expect from restaurant property appraisals.
 
The book examines important trends in the restaurant industry and demonstrates market, location, and property analyses and the three approaches to value. Case studies and examples of different valuation scenarios are included to provide real-world insights.
Residential Property Appraisal Residential Property Appraisal Ratterman, Mark R. $85.00 Details Residential This authoritative, accessible text will prove essential to residential appraisers looking for timely information on current topics and issues. (Softcover, 2020)
 
Residential real estate appraisers must have the necessary education, knowledge, and experience to perform their valuation assignments competently. Residential Property Appraisal is an authoritative, accessible text that will prove essential to valuers new to the field as well as more experienced residential appraisers looking for timely information on current topics and issues. The book explores all aspects of home ownership, value, and economics and details all the steps of the appraisal process. Specialty residential property types and markets are thoroughly discussed. Each chapter includes examples illustrating common scenarios encountered in residential appraisal practice and presents definitions of key terms to help the reader understand the important concepts presented.
The Student Handbook to The Appraisal of Real Estate, 15th Edition The Student Handbook to The Appraisal of Real Estate, 15th Edition Ratterman, Mark R. $85.00 Details Commercial, Residential This handbook summarizes each chapter of The Appraisal of Real Estate, 15th ed., explaining key concepts and demonstrating valuation techniques using examples and review exercises. (Softcover, 2020)
 
The Student Handbook to The Appraisal of Real Estate, 15th Edition is a practical tool for learning about real estate valuation independently or in the classroom. Based on the Appraisal Institute's classic textbook, it provides the essential information real estate professionals need to understand the valuation profession, prepare for state examinations, and embark on a career in real estate. The handbook summarizes each chapter of The Appraisal of Real Estate, 15th edition, covering key concepts and important terms. It explains and demonstrates the essential principles and techniques of valuation using examples of situations practitioners are likely to encounter in their daily work. Because problem-solving is the foundation of a valuer's skill set, each chapter of The Student Handbook to The Appraisal of Real Estate, 15th Edition provides review exercises for readers to work through and suggested solutions for classroom discussion and further study.
 
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The Appraisal of Real Estate, 15th Edition The Appraisal of Real Estate, 15th Edition $140.00 Details Commercial, Residential This comprehensive reference text is the recognized authority on the valuation of residential, commercial, and industrial property. (Hardcover, 2020)
 
The Appraisal of Real Estate, 15th edition, is a book that fits these chaotic times, when a global pandemic and social justice concerns call into question our economy and many other aspects of our lives. Although we know that our work today is not “business as usual,” the Appraisal Institute is proud to present this text as confirmation of its faith in, and continuing commitment to, the valuation community and the sound application of recognized valuation methodology. 
 
In addition to updated information on changes in real estate markets and valuation standards, longtime readers of The Appraisal of Real Estate will notice these significant changes in this edition:
  • New chapters focused on applications of market analysis and highest and best use analysis
  • Additional emphasis on identifying the property rights to be appraised in an appraisal assignment
  • Deeper discussion of accepted techniques for allocating value among real estate, personal property, and non-realty items 
History confirms that the applicability and importance of different valuation techniques rise and fall as real estate markets and society evolve, but the basic principles of valuation that are at the core of this book, and fundamental to the appraiser’s skill set, remain unchanged. 
 
View clarifications for page 534 and page 538 of Chapter 29, The Cost Approach. 
 
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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. (Hardcover, 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

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.     

Market Analysis for Real Estate, Second Edition Market Analysis for Real Estate, Second Edition Fanning, Stephen F. $105.00 Details Commercial, Math & Technology This classic reference presents theory and techniques of market analysis and highest and best use determination with seven complete case studies. (Hardcover, 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 second 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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