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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.
The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 7th Edition - PDF The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 7th Edition - PDF $140.00 Details Commercial, Residential This authoritative resource includes definitions of over 5,000 real estate-related terms. (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.
A Guide to Appraising Automobile Dealerships, Second Edition A Guide to Appraising Automobile Dealerships, Second Edition Carter, Bradley R. $60.00 Details Commercial, Specialty Property This guide discusses the complexities of valuing automobile dealerships and relevant trends in the automotive industry. (Softcover, 2021)
 
Valuing automobile dealerships requires specialized knowledge of the physical features of dealerships as well as trends in the real estate and automotive industries. Guide to Appraising Automobile Dealerships, second edition, explores changing car buying habits, new business models, and various types of vehicle-related properties and addresses the concerns of users of appraisal reports. Case studies and real-life examples are included along with guidance from industry experts.
 
A Guide to Appraising Automobile Dealerships, second edition, will help commercial real estate appraisers examine the relevant issues considered in the valuation of auto dealerships and offer new insights to professionals involved in the design, development, and financing of these unique properties.
A Guide to Appraising Restaurants A Guide to Appraising Restaurants Carter, Bradley R., Leard, James $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.
Scope of Work, Third Edition Scope of Work, Third Edition Coleman, Stephanie C. $60.00 Details Commercial, Legal, Residential This book addresses the evolution of the scope of work concept in the appraisal profession and scope of work requirements presented in current valuation standards. (Softcover, 2020)
 
In every appraisal assignment, valuers must identify the scope of work, which describes the extent of the appraiser’s investigation and the analysis applied to answer the client’s question about property value. The scope of work concept is fundamental to appraisal, and its proper application ensures that appraisers can provide a wide range of services and maintain flexibility in their assignments, which has become increasingly important in our rapidly changing business environment.
 
This new edition of Scope of Work addresses the evolution of the scope of work concept in the appraisal profession and the current scope of work requirements presented in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Appraisal Institute Standards of Valuation Practice (SVP), and the International Valuation Standards (IVS). Case studies and appraisal report templates are provided to help appraisers understand how scope of work can be applied in a variety of assignments. This valuable text can help appraisers customize their work products to successfully meet their clients’ needs while adhering to valuation standards and maintaining professional integrity.
 
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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Appraising Conservation and Historic Preservation Easements, Second Edition Appraising Conservation and Historic Preservation Easements, Second Edition Brigden, Charles, Roddewig, Richard J. $85.00 Details Environmental, Legal This landmark text explains the techniques applied to analyze the effect of easements on property value and examines relevant recent changes in public policy. (Softcover, 2020)
 
Appraising Conservation and Historic Preservation Easements, second edition, is a landmark text for appraisers, land trusts, historic preservation organizations, tax professionals, attorneys, and state and federal agencies involved in the creation, donation, and valuation of easements. Relying on their extensive experience in this specialized area of valuation, the authors describe in detail the techniques applied to analyze the effect of easements on property value and examine the changes in public policy regarding conservation and preservation that have occurred in recent years. The expanded oversight of the appraisal process by governmental and judicial entities makes it imperative that those involved in valuing easement-encumbered properties demonstrate their competence to their clients, their peers, the Internal Revenue Service, and the courts. Using case studies and actual court cases, this book explores the many complex issues related to the valuation of conservation and historic preservation easements and the pitfalls that appraisers may encounter as they undertake these challenging and controversial appraisal assignments.   
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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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 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). (Softcover, 2019)

 

Winner of the George L. Schmutz Award
 

This 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.

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


Winner of the George L. Schmutz Award 
 

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.