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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. (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 - PDF The Appraisal of Real Estate, 15th Edition - PDF $140.00 Details Commercial, Residential This comprehensive reference text is the recognized authority on the valuation of residential, commercial, and industrial property. (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.
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. (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. 
Scope of Work, Third Edition - PDF Scope of Work, Third Edition - PDF 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. (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.
 
 
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. (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.   
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. (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). (2019)


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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.

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.     

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 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.

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.

 

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

Download the Sample townhouse case study data set.