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Appraisers' Desk Reference Vol. 2: Appraising for FHA #402 (Available in print or CD format) - Because of the many recent changes in FHA requirements and the reports that number of FHA loans have tripled, Columbia has developed a special reference book, Appraiser's Desk Reference, Vol. 2, Appraising for FHA. It is intended that this would be the "complete appraisal kit" for a single family FHA appraisal. The print copy provides a tabbed, 3-ring binder. The ADR in CD format is completely searchable. Both contain the complete Handbook to include the latest Appendixes, FHA Mortgagee Letters which amend the Handbook, FHA Frequently-asked Questions (FAQs), and a complete, sample FHA single-family appraisal. By The Columbia Institute - $29.95
ADR 2 CD #403: $15.00
ADR 2 in Print and CD #402C: $39.95
The 1004MC - A Secondary Market's Expectation #315 - This 60-page publication provides a comprehensive line-by-line analysis of the new Market Condition Addendum Form 1004MC, required by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA. It conveys how the form should be implemented. It covers both the development and reporting of a market analysis and how it should be reflected in the URAR.
From ITEX Publishing, authored by Diana T. Jacob - $22.95
Questions and Answers to Help You Pass the Real Estate Appraisal Exam #115 - Everything you need to know to pass any of the three exams (license, residential or general certifications.) Believed to be the most popular appraisal exam prep book. From Dearborn Publishing, authored by Jeffery D. Fisher & Dennis S. Tosh. Specify text or CD - $44.95
Exam Prep Supplement #299 - This supplement will give you a boast of confidence by teaching you examination strategies for the real estate appraisal exams (license, residential or general certifications.) From The Columbia Institute, authored by Diana T. Jacob. - $19.95
Order the Q&A and Supplement together (#116): $59.95
Fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal #215 - This best-selling text is an excellent general appraisal reference, covering the entire appraisal process from the assignment, through each of the three approaches and reporting. An excellent review plus desk reference guide with a 14-page glossary. From Dearborn Publishing, authored by William L. Ventolo, Jr. and Martha R. Williams, JD. - $44.95
Harrison's Illustrated Dictionary of Real Estate & Appraisal (Spanish - English and English - Spanish) #901HH - A complete dictionary that provides easy translation for hundreds of common real estate and appraisal terms. Tailored to fit most US Spanish-Cuban, Mexican and Puerto Rican. A must for any appraisal library where Spanish is common. By Henry S. Harrison and Julie Harrison - $39.95
Red Flags Property Inspection #120 - A unique guide to detect Red Flags in residential properties; provides detailed home inspection insights starting with the site itself to the exterior and interior. Items covered include trouble indicators in concrete, wood, masonry exteriors and various interior indicators, with a section on environmental conditions. Filled with illustrations. From Dearborn Publishing, authored by James C. Prendergast - $14.95
Your Home Inspection Guide #225 - You may be able to detect hidden costs and potential safety hazards before buying your home - one of the most expensive purchases of your lifetime. Now you too can take advantage of the inspection tactics used by the most successful professional home inspectors.
Here's your proven step-by-step guide, interactive forms, tips, illustrations, documents, checklists and even a video tutorial by the author - in short, everything you need to make a sound judgment about the building merits (and defects!) of a piece of property.
Use this multimedia kit to identify safe and effective electrical and plumbing systems; keep track of potential repairs with the touch of a button; identify preferences for location, landscaping and house styles using the easy point-and-click screens; chart your progress with the interactive home inspection comparison forms; oversee the more than 349 points of a thorough inspection using the automated Master Inspection Checklist; and get expert answers to your home inspection questions. From Dearborn Publishing, authored by William L. Ventolo, Jr - $17.95
HP-12-C Calculator Made Easy #200M - The HP-12C calculator is one of the most popular calculators for real property appraisers, but the manual does not address appraising specifically. This excellent book was written by an appraiser with step-by-step instructions for every real estate application. Learn for the first time or use as a quick reference. This is a must reference book for the library of every appraiser who loves his or her 12-C. By David Miester - $34.95
The Language of Real Estate Appraisal #910 - A standby dictionary for real property appraisers for more than fifteen years, this comprehensive reference tool uses more than 1,800 in-depth definitions, explanations and examples to illuminate appraisal concepts and principles. It is a valuable source for appraisers to quote in their reports to clarify terms and concepts for clients and other readers. It may also be used as a tool in preparing for appraisal examinations. This edition contains many new terms and appendixes.
Math formula appendix offers a convenient place to find the most commonly used math formulas, additional terms from the USPAP glossary make the book a comprehensive reference, web site appendix offers appraisers insight on where to find additional information and common symbols are provided along with the discussion of the term.
By Dearborn Publishing - $34.95
FHA and VA Appraiser: Thriving and Surviving #305 - Expand your business opportunities or simply update your knowledge and skills! Prospective as well as current FHA Roster Appraisers will benefit from this new book's detailed review of FHA property and appraisal requirements. Future as well as practicing VA Fee Panel Appraisers can ensure that their present practices in performing valuation services meet the expectation of VA protocol. The FHA and VA Appraiser: Thriving and Surviving addresses the requirements both for becoming an FHA Roster Appraiser (including essential information to prepare for the new simplified FHA appraiser exam) and a VA Fee Panel Appraiser. From Hondros Learning - $19.95
Residential Report Writing #260 - This text focuses on the variety of form reports in use by residential appraisers today: the URAR, 2055-drive-by-format, and others. Students will gain valuable insights into how to fill out these forms properly, in compliance with USPAP and other guidelines. Sourses will be given for comparable sales, flod mappings, census tract maps and other informaion necessary for form completion.
From Hondros Learning - $34.95
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