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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.
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. 
 
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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.
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. (Softcover, 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.

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. (Spiral-bound, 2017)

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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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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.     

The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 6th Edition The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 6th Edition $75.00 Details Commercial, Residential Original prices of $125 ($95 for AI professionals) have been reduced to

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 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. (Hardcover, 2015)

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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