Instructor: Richard C. DuBay, SRPA, SRA
General Appraiser Report Writing & Case Studies provides instruction in effectively communicating a sound analysis of selected parts of a valuation. The course addresses USPAP requirements and the three types of writing most often used in appraisal reports: descriptive, numerical, and analytical. Lectures on writing principles, discussions of various sections of the appraisal report, and in-class writing exercises and presentations provide guidance and practice in effective communication of a valuation analysis.
Specific assignments include writing a thesis statement, summarizing data, creating effective tables, writing a conclusion, communicating highest and best use, communicating an analysis, writing a letter of transmittal, and writing a reconciliation and opinion of value. During this four-day course, participants will use data provided in case studies as the basis for writing assignments that will help them recognize and produce effective reports. A two-hour multiple-choice examination that focuses on components of good writing concludes the course.
Instructor: Byron E. Miller, SRA, AI-RRS
Did you attend one of the early FHA update programs in 2015 that was based on drafts of the proposed changes to the 4000.1 Handbook? Are you one of the many appraisers who attended an FHA update seminar in 2015, but still have questions about the latest FHA requirements?
If you are looking for an FHA seminar that offers a thorough perspective and the most current information, FHA Appraising for Valuation Professionals: FHA Single Family Housing Appraisal Requirements is for you! This seminar will help you develop an understanding of the FHA Handbook 4000.1 and the accompanying Appraisal Report and Data Delivery Guide. These two documents provide all of FHA’s guidance and requirements when completing an appraisal for a mortgage involving FHA insurance. While many of the requirements are specific to appraisals for FHA insured mortgages, the concepts and guidance are applicable to most if not all residential appraisal assignments.
Instructor: Paul R. Gillespie, MAI, AI-GRS, AI-RRS
Review Theory—General is the fundamental review course that all reviewers should have in their education background. It is a required course for individuals pursuing the Appraisal Institute General Review Designation. Participants embark on an in-depth journey of the seven steps that are outlined through the review process, which is at the core of this course. To be a reviewer, an appraiser must learn how to develop opinions of completeness, accuracy, adequacy, relevance, and reasonableness relative to the work under review. These opinions must be refined through tests of reasonableness in order to develop opinions of appropriateness and credibility. By taking this course, participants may gain invaluable confidence on the fundamentals of review.
Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: Understanding an Investigation by a State Appraiser Regulatory Board or Agency
Co-sponsored by the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
Presented by Craig Steinley, SRA, AI-RRS
Date & Time:
December 6, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
1400 E. Interchange Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501 (MAP)
Instructor: Craig Steinley, SRA, AI-RRS
CE Hours: 7
Network Provider: North Dakota Appraisers Association (NDAA) & North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
To Register, Please Contact:
Executive Secretary, NDAA
PO Box 7521
Rapid City, SD 57709
Instructor: Thomas W. Hamilton, PhD, MAI
This course focuses on the practical application of quantitative tools for analyzing data, drawing appropriate conclusions from data sets, and presenting both the analysis and conclusions in ways that enhance communication with appraisal clients. It reviews and furthers the application of basic statistical measures (mean, median, mode, standard deviation, etc.) and spends a good deal of time on graphical and regression analysis.
Central goals of the course include showing participants how to understand the reliability and validity of data used to draw conclusions, providing the knowledge needed to support the conclusions others may draw from the same or similar datasets. Presentation and activities make extensive use of real-world appraisal applications and are aimed at furthering an appraiser’s ability to provide credible analysis of real property-related issues.
Instructor: Rick L. Carlile, MAI
General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach is an in-depth look at this valuation analysis method. It begins with detailed discussions of property comparability, techniques used to gather and verify data for a subject property, and use of this data in selecting appropriate comparable properties and neighborhoods for analysis in the approach. The course explores ways to sort and analyze data and effectively apply certain statistical analysis tools. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of comparable sales using units and elements of comparison is approached through extensive practice problems, case studies, and lecture.
Instructor: Brett W. Hall, MAI, SRA
This one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid participants in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.
Instructor: Craig M. Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS
This four-day course will introduce you to real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, influences on real estate values, types of value, economic principles, market area analysis, highest and best use, and ethical considerations.
The course should provide a solid foundation in basic appraisal principles no matter what appraisal specialty you pursue.
By successfully completing the course and exam, you will have met most states’ education requirements in the content area identified as basic appraisal principles.
If you are considering a career in professional valuation services, your journey should begin with Basic Appraisal Principles.
Co-developed by the Appraisal Institute, ASA, and ASFMRA