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Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Jul 17 – Jul 18 Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

This 2-day course is your opportunity to review the principles and applications of the cost approach and its relationship to residential site valuation.

This course includes step-by-step applications of the cost approach. It begins with a detailed inspection of the property. You’ll learn how to inspect the improvements and analyze the condition. You’ll learn how to inspect the site and perform a market analysis. And you’ll learn exactly how to measure the improvements and compute area. Through case studies and examples you’ll practice estimating physical deterioration, functional obsolescence and economic obsolescence. You’ll also learn how to reconcile the estimates of depreciation.

The principles covered in Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use will be applied to show you how to perform a market analysis and arrive at a highest and best use conclusion. You’ll also look at alternative residential site valuation principles. The primary focus is the application of the sales comparison approach to estimate residential site value. You’ll learn the most common elements and units of comparison. You’ll also learn how to apply allocation and market extraction techniques. Finally, you’ll learn how to reconcile all of this information to arrive at your reconciled opinion of site value.

Topics:

  • Residential applications of the cost approach
  • Alternative methods to estimate building costs
  • How to find and apply cost data
  • Physical, functional and external depreciation
  • How to measure depreciation
  • How to perform market extraction
  • How to apply the breakdown method of depreciation
  • The principles of site valuation
  • How to identify site characteristics
  • How to analyze the market and determine highest and best use
  • Case studies and examples
  • Federally mandated one hour final exam must be passed for course credit
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, July 17, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, July 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Wed, July 18, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Wed, July 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jason Letman
Jul 17 – Jul 18 Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach Class (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

This 2-day course is your opportunity to review the principles and applications of the cost approach and its relationship to residential site valuation.

This course includes step-by-step applications of the cost approach. It begins with a detailed inspection of the property. You’ll learn how to inspect the improvements and analyze the condition. You’ll learn how to inspect the site and perform a market analysis. And you’ll learn exactly how to measure the improvements and compute area. Through case studies and examples you’ll practice estimating physical deterioration, functional obsolescence and economic obsolescence. You’ll also learn how to reconcile the estimates of depreciation.

The principles covered in Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use will be applied to show you how to perform a market analysis and arrive at a highest and best use conclusion. You’ll also look at alternative residential site valuation principles. The primary focus is the application of the sales comparison approach to estimate residential site value. You’ll learn the most common elements and units of comparison. You’ll also learn how to apply allocation and market extraction techniques. Finally, you’ll learn how to reconcile all of this information to arrive at your reconciled opinion of site value.

Topics:

  • Residential applications of the cost approach
  • Alternative methods to estimate building costs
  • How to find and apply cost data
  • Physical, functional and external depreciation
  • How to measure depreciation
  • How to perform market extraction
  • How to apply the breakdown method of depreciation
  • The principles of site valuation
  • How to identify site characteristics
  • How to analyze the market and determine highest and best use
  • Case studies and examples
  • Federally mandated one hour final exam must be passed for course credit
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, July 17, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, July 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Wed, July 18, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Wed, July 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jason Letman
Jul 23 – Jul 26 Residential Sales Comparison & Income Approaches Classroom Course (30-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 30
$499.00  Add to Cart 

Continue your appraisal education with a more in-depth look at the sales and income approaches to value.

This course covers what many consider the heart and soul of real estate valuation practice. It begins with a review of the appraisal process and economic principles applied in the sales comparison and income approaches to value with consideration for the appraisal process and the principles as they apply to real estate markets.

We then focus on the process and procedures of employing each approach in everyday scenarios, covering the processes of scope of work, data collection and analysis, and highest and best use to aid you in developing critical thinking in all real estate related analysis. You will be guided through specific analytical techniques to make qualitative and quantitative comparisons. Through case studies and real world examples, you'll learn about various methods for analyzing and valuing income streams.

A financial calculator is recommended for this class. Students should be familiar with and bring to class their own financial calculator. Instructors will teach under the assumption that all students have the necessary knowledge to use their financial calculator.

Topics:

  • What is value?
  • The appraisal principles
  • The appraisal process
  • Bundle of rights
  • Time value of money
  • Six functions of a dollar
  • The sales comparison approach
  • Elements of comparison
  • Units of comparison
  • Data collection and verification
  • Qualitative & quantitative analysis
  • Reconciliation
  • The income approach
  • Direct capitalization
  • Income and expense analysis
  • Multipliers
  • Yield capitalization
  • Graphic analysis
  • Linear regression
  • Final exam
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, July 23, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, July 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, July 24, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, July 24, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #5: Wed, July 25, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #6: Wed, July 25, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #7: Thu, July 26, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #8: Thu, July 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
  • Michael Morton
Jul 30 – Jul 31 Statistics, Modeling & Finance Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Add to Cart 

This course provides both the theory and practice of statistics, real estate finance, and valuation modeling for today's Certified Residential appraiser. The first half of the course outlines terminology and basics principles of statistics, including practical applications in statistical analysis. The last half presents an explanation of real estate markets, terms of financing, and real-world examples of how financing affects the value of real property.

An HP12C calculator, or its equivalent, is recommended for this class.  Students should be familiar with and bring to class their own financial calculator.  Instructors will teach under the assumption that all students have the necessary knowledge to use their financial calculator.

Topics:

  • The What-When-Why of statistics
  • Measurement of central tendency
  • Gathering data and checking dispersion
  • Using sample data to draw conclusions
  • Theory of regression modeling
  • Introduction to real estate finance
  • Government influence on real estate finance
  • Types of loans
  • Compound Interest: The Six Functions of a Dollar
  • Financing terms analysis
  • Several case studies reinforce learning.
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, July 30, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, July 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, July 31, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, July 31, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jason Letman
Aug 02 – Aug 03 Residential Report Writing and Case Studies Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Add to Cart 

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies establishes the foundation of best practices and standards for writing residential appraisal reports.

The student can expect to gain a clear understanding of the USPAP rules and reporting options permitted in Standard 2 which will be universally pertinent for most residential appraisal assignments.  In addition, the course describes basic writing skills with an emphasis on using reasoning to draw conclusions that can be clearly understood by the reader.

Common reporting issues are discussed along with a walk through the most common reporting forms used by the residential appraiser.  Through several examples and interactive case studies the student will gain the knowledge necessary to write a clear and concise appraisal report that will be easily understand by its readers.

Topics:

  • Standards and best practices when writing appraisal reports
  • USPAP and the appraisal report
  • Using reasoning to formulate written conclusions
  • Five critical reporting issues
  • General use requirements of Fannie Mae’s 1004 Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) including Uniform Appraisal Dataset requirements
  • Guidelines for using Fannie Mae’s 1004 Market Conditions Addendum
  • Several interactive case studies to apply knowledge learned
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, August 02, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, August 02, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Fri, August 03, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Fri, August 03, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Aug 08 – Aug 08 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, August 08, 2018, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Aug 13 – Aug 14 Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Add to Cart 

This two-day course will show you how to perform an extensive market analysis to support all steps in the valuation process with special emphasis on highest & best use conclusions.

Market analysis and highest and best use analysis are at the heart of every residential real estate valuation. In this detailed course you will get a summary of the appraisal concepts and principles that relate these two critical analyses. Through interesting discussion and case study examples you’ll learn what information needs to be gathered, how to organize it, and how to perform the analyses.

The How-To’s of Market Analysis

After reviewing valuation principles you’ll review the steps to perform the market analysis. You’ll learn how to analyze property productivity. Location, its description and analysis, will be covered in detail. You’ll also learn how to analyze the many forces that influence value, including social ideals and standards, economic fluctuations, and government regulations.

Highest and Best Use Analysis

Highest and best use is among the most important of all considerations when trying to estimate the value of real property. By estimating the value of the land when put to alternative uses, the appraiser can decide whether the land is presently serving its highest and best use, or whether it could be put to a different use that would substantially increase its value.

Topics:

  • Steps to perform market analysis
  • How to analyze property productivity
  • Highest and best use principles
  • Four criteria for testing highest and best use
  • Steps to take for testing highest and best use
  • Property as improved
  • Site as though vacant
  • Highest and best use and USPAP
  • Applications of highest and best use analysis
  • Federally mandated one hour final exam must be passed for course credit
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, August 13, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, August 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, August 14, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, August 14, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Aug 16 – Aug 16 Analyzing Market Trends Using Excel Class (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Market Analysis is a very important step in the appraisal process. This course will review major concepts of the market analysis process including supply and demand factors. Relying on charts and statistics from the MLS systems and other services requires competency and knowledge of how the data was gathered and processed. Appraisers are required by USPAP to be competent in the analytical methods used during the appraisal process. Using real data, students will be able to understand how to gather data, analyze data, and draw conclusions for the neighborhood. Students will understand how seasonal, increasing, and decreasing markets work and display in the statistical analysis of a market area.

Each student will leave the class with a better understanding of analyzing different aspects of the market including:

  • Seasonal anomalies in markets
  • Absorption Rates
  • Oversupply and undersupply conclusions
  • Impact of outliers
  • Supporting market conditions adjustments
  • Reporting Market Conditions
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, August 16, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, August 16, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Aug 20 – Aug 21 Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
$329.00  Add to Cart 

Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies is designed to elevate your knowledge of challenging residential appraisal assignments and help you develop the expertise to recognize and address those situations at the Certified Residential level. These assignments are often identified as properties that are complex in nature, lack ideal data, have unique improvements, or other challenging circumstances. In these cases, traditional appraisal methods may not work in the same ways as in a standard appraisal assignment.
In this course, you will learn how to choose comparable sales in a challenging assignment, what assignments require the use of the cost and income approaches, as well has how to collect and analyze data for a unique property. You will learn how to determine the comparability of markets, how to use sales from comparable markets for a location adjustment, and proper methods for applying adjustments. Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies will also review how to develop and communicate sound conclusions with supportive documentation.

A financial calculator is recommended for this class. Students should be familiar with and bring to class their own financial calculator. Instructors will teach under the assumption that all students have the necessary knowledge to use their financial calculator.

Topics:

  • Recognizing challenging assignments
  • Extracting an adjustment for a non-conforming amenity
  • How the three approaches to value are used in challenging appraisal assignments
  • Selection of comparable sales based on comparative or competitive appeal
  • What assignments require the use of the cost and income approaches
  • How to perform a rental analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, August 20, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, August 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, August 21, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, August 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JoAnn Apostol
Sep 05 – Sep 07 Mastering Unique and Complex Property Appraisals (Elective) Classroom Course (20-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 20
$429.00  Add to Cart 

This course raises the appraiser's level of awareness of the scope of work involved with assignments other than the everyday single-family residential appraisal.  From identifying what qualifies as a 'complex' assignment to the appraiser's ability to competently complete the assignment to understanding the non-traditional methods and techniques used throughout the appraisal process to develop a valuation, this course covers it all.  Property types such as, mixed-use, unusual, income-producing, and one-of-a-kind are used within several case studies to reinforce the teaching.

An HP12C calculator, or its equivalent, is recommended for this class.  Students should be familiar with and bring to class their own financial calculator.  Instructors will teach under the assumption that all students have the necessary knowledge to use their financial calculator.

Topics:

  • Symptoms of a complex assignment
  • Appraising complex sites
  • Appraising complex residential property
  • Appraising historic property
  • Appraising mixed-use and small commercial property
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, September 05, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, September 05, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, September 06, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, September 06, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #5: Fri, September 07, 2018, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Sep 12 – Sep 12 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (USPAP Manual Not Included) (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. 

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, September 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, September 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Sep 12 – Sep 12 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$189.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2018-2019 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. The 2018-2019 USPAP book is included with this class.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, September 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, September 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Sep 22 – Sep 22 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Weekend
Appraiser CE 4
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, September 22, 2018, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Sep 24 – Sep 24 Trainee and Supervising Appraiser Course (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Appropriately preparing trainee appraisers is imperative to ensuring that the integrity and quality of the industry is upheld.

It is the crucial responsibility of supervising appraisers to train, develop, and mentor these new professionals. This mentor relationship will produce competent, ethical appraisers who enhance public trust. The 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Criteria requires that both supervising and trainee appraisers be educated regarding the expectations for these roles.

This course meets the national, AQB-required content and outline for supervisory and trainee appraisers. This course also addresses the specific criteria that have been adopted by Colorado. Discussions revolve around the requirements, expectations, and responsibilities of both types of appraisers in order for trainees to gain experience credit.

The course is authored by the Colorado Division of Real Estate to meet the state recommendations for the supervisory and trainee appraiser course in Colorado.

Topics include: 

  • The AQB and its role in the appraisal profession
  • Trainee appraiser expectations
  • Supervisory appraiser requirements and expectations
  • Colorado-specific definitions, rules, and expectations for trainees and supervisors
  • FAQs and common errors in the supervisor and trainee relationship
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, September 24, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Sep 26 – Sep 27 Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Add to Cart 

This 2-day course is your opportunity to review the principles and applications of the cost approach and its relationship to residential site valuation.

This course includes step-by-step applications of the cost approach. It begins with a detailed inspection of the property. You’ll learn how to inspect the improvements and analyze the condition. You’ll learn how to inspect the site and perform a market analysis. And you’ll learn exactly how to measure the improvements and compute area. Through case studies and examples you’ll practice estimating physical deterioration, functional obsolescence and economic obsolescence. You’ll also learn how to reconcile the estimates of depreciation.

The principles covered in Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use will be applied to show you how to perform a market analysis and arrive at a highest and best use conclusion. You’ll also look at alternative residential site valuation principles. The primary focus is the application of the sales comparison approach to estimate residential site value. You’ll learn the most common elements and units of comparison. You’ll also learn how to apply allocation and market extraction techniques. Finally, you’ll learn how to reconcile all of this information to arrive at your reconciled opinion of site value.

Topics:

  • Residential applications of the cost approach
  • Alternative methods to estimate building costs
  • How to find and apply cost data
  • Physical, functional and external depreciation
  • How to measure depreciation
  • How to perform market extraction
  • How to apply the breakdown method of depreciation
  • The principles of site valuation
  • How to identify site characteristics
  • How to analyze the market and determine highest and best use
  • Case studies and examples
  • Federally mandated one hour final exam must be passed for course credit
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, September 26, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, September 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, September 27, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, September 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Sep 26 – Sep 27 Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach Class (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

This 2-day course is your opportunity to review the principles and applications of the cost approach and its relationship to residential site valuation.

This course includes step-by-step applications of the cost approach. It begins with a detailed inspection of the property. You’ll learn how to inspect the improvements and analyze the condition. You’ll learn how to inspect the site and perform a market analysis. And you’ll learn exactly how to measure the improvements and compute area. Through case studies and examples you’ll practice estimating physical deterioration, functional obsolescence and economic obsolescence. You’ll also learn how to reconcile the estimates of depreciation.

The principles covered in Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use will be applied to show you how to perform a market analysis and arrive at a highest and best use conclusion. You’ll also look at alternative residential site valuation principles. The primary focus is the application of the sales comparison approach to estimate residential site value. You’ll learn the most common elements and units of comparison. You’ll also learn how to apply allocation and market extraction techniques. Finally, you’ll learn how to reconcile all of this information to arrive at your reconciled opinion of site value.

Topics:

  • Residential applications of the cost approach
  • Alternative methods to estimate building costs
  • How to find and apply cost data
  • Physical, functional and external depreciation
  • How to measure depreciation
  • How to perform market extraction
  • How to apply the breakdown method of depreciation
  • The principles of site valuation
  • How to identify site characteristics
  • How to analyze the market and determine highest and best use
  • Case studies and examples
  • Federally mandated one hour final exam must be passed for course credit
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, September 26, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, September 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, September 27, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, September 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Oct 01 – Oct 02 Statistics, Modeling & Finance Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Add to Cart 

This course provides both the theory and practice of statistics, real estate finance, and valuation modeling for today's Certified Residential appraiser. The first half of the course outlines terminology and basics principles of statistics, including practical applications in statistical analysis. The last half presents an explanation of real estate markets, terms of financing, and real-world examples of how financing affects the value of real property.

An HP12C calculator, or its equivalent, is recommended for this class.  Students should be familiar with and bring to class their own financial calculator.  Instructors will teach under the assumption that all students have the necessary knowledge to use their financial calculator.

Topics:

  • The What-When-Why of statistics
  • Measurement of central tendency
  • Gathering data and checking dispersion
  • Using sample data to draw conclusions
  • Theory of regression modeling
  • Introduction to real estate finance
  • Government influence on real estate finance
  • Types of loans
  • Compound Interest: The Six Functions of a Dollar
  • Financing terms analysis
  • Several case studies reinforce learning.
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, October 01, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, October 01, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, October 02, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, October 02, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Oct 04 – Oct 04 Introduction to Litigation and Expert Witness Testimony Class (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

One way for an appraiser to increase service offerings is to become an expert witness who can testify in court. In this course, students will learn about litigation work and why they might consider it. The different types of litigation assignments, such as condemnation, divorce, and bankruptcy, will be discussed. The instructor will also explain how appraisers can qualify to become expert witnesses, as well as how to work with attorneys.

Once appraisers are ready to become expert witnesses, they will need to understand the proper way to prepare an appraisal for this purpose, as well as how to review the opposing side’s appraisal. Finally, the course will address testifying in court, including how to prepare, what to wear, how to respond to questions, and testifying tips and best practices.

Topics Include:

  • What is litigation work, and why do I want to do it?
  • Types of litigation assignments
  • Qualifying as an expert witness
  • Working with attorneys
  • Preparing the appraisal
  • The opposing side’s appraisal
  • Testifying in court
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, October 04, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, October 04, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Oct 04 – Oct 04 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (4-Credit Hours) Colorado Springs, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Hotel Elegante - Colorado Springs
  • 2886 S Circle Dr
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80906

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, October 04, 2018, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Oct 12 – Oct 12 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Northglenn, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$189.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2018-2019 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. The 2018-2019 USPAP book is included with this class.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada Plaza - Thornton
  • 10 E 120th Ave
  • Northglenn, CO 80233

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, October 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Oct 12 – Oct 12 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (USPAP Manual Not Included) (7-Credit Hours) Northglenn, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. 

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada Plaza - Thornton
  • 10 E 120th Ave
  • Northglenn, CO 80233

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, October 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Oct 15 – Oct 18 Residential Sales Comparison & Income Approaches Classroom Course (30-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 30
$499.00  Add to Cart 

Continue your appraisal education with a more in-depth look at the sales and income approaches to value.

This course covers what many consider the heart and soul of real estate valuation practice. It begins with a review of the appraisal process and economic principles applied in the sales comparison and income approaches to value with consideration for the appraisal process and the principles as they apply to real estate markets.

We then focus on the process and procedures of employing each approach in everyday scenarios, covering the processes of scope of work, data collection and analysis, and highest and best use to aid you in developing critical thinking in all real estate related analysis. You will be guided through specific analytical techniques to make qualitative and quantitative comparisons. Through case studies and real world examples, you'll learn about various methods for analyzing and valuing income streams.

A financial calculator is recommended for this class. Students should be familiar with and bring to class their own financial calculator. Instructors will teach under the assumption that all students have the necessary knowledge to use their financial calculator.

Topics:

  • What is value?
  • The appraisal principles
  • The appraisal process
  • Bundle of rights
  • Time value of money
  • Six functions of a dollar
  • The sales comparison approach
  • Elements of comparison
  • Units of comparison
  • Data collection and verification
  • Qualitative & quantitative analysis
  • Reconciliation
  • The income approach
  • Direct capitalization
  • Income and expense analysis
  • Multipliers
  • Yield capitalization
  • Graphic analysis
  • Linear regression
  • Final exam
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, October 15, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, October 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, October 16, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, October 16, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #5: Wed, October 17, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #6: Wed, October 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #7: Thu, October 18, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #8: Thu, October 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Oct 19 – Oct 19 Appraising Distinctive Residential Properties Class (7-Credit Hours) Colorado Springs, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Most appraisers have faced a difficult or distinctive residential property appraisal at some point in their careers.

These appraisal problems can take many twists and turns and create numerous challenges in reaching an opinion of value. In this course, we will look at some of the areas that provide these challenges and discuss the different directions available to the appraiser to problem solve. This class looks at how to use all three appraisal methods to assist in developing adjustments and explores how techniques used in one method can support a conclusion in a different method. Students will discuss distinctive property assignments and various solutions that may be available to determine value.

Topics Include:

  • Problem identification and solving
  • USPAP rules
  • Client and user considerations
  • Challenges in appraising distinctive properties
  • Case studies
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Hotel Elegante - Colorado Springs
  • 2886 S Circle Dr
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80906

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 19, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, October 19, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Oct 24 – Oct 24 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, October 24, 2018, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Oct 26 – Oct 26 Regression Analysis: Proving Beyond a Shadow of A Doubt Class (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Statistical methodology has rapidly become an appraiser’s primary tool to support market analysis, adjustments, and valuation opinions!

This course provides a basic understanding of a statistical method known as regression analysis. Regression modeling is a tool used to interpret consumer motivations, develop adjustments for the sales comparison approach, and reconcile the value of a property. This extra support for analyses and adjustments will aid appraisers in creating well-supported reports. The author of this course is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser with over 20 years of experience. Students will be presented with straightforward and clear examples, illustrations, and case studies to help students understand the content of the course and translate it into their day-to-day appraisal practice.
It is recommended that students bring an HP12C calculator to class.

Topics:

  • Regression analysis: what is it?
  • Using regression analysis in the market analysis process
  • Hand-in-hand analysis: quantitative and qualitative
  • Using regression analysis to identify and support adjustments
  • Valuation opinions supported through regression analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 26, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, October 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Oct 30 – Oct 30 Alternate Valuation Methods: How To Be In-CREDIBLE! Class (3.5-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Evening
Appraiser CE 3.5
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Alternate types of valuations are more common than ever with the appraisal shortage and changes in the regulatory requirements from the federal agencies. Dodd-Frank eliminated BPOs and AVMs as file documentation for residential lending in many loan packages. Discover when alternate valuations are being used, how to complete them, and how to remain compliant with appraisal reporting requirements. Understand how the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) view evaluations under the federal banking guidelines. You will discuss restricted reporting options and view sample report forms.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying alternate valuations
  • Federal agency appraisal and evaluation guidelines
  • USPAP Advisory Opinion 13 relating to evaluations
  • Sample forms and report options
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 30, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Nov 10 – Nov 10 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Weekend
Appraiser CE 4
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, November 10, 2018, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Nov 12 – Nov 13 Residential Report Writing and Case Studies Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 15
$329.00  Add to Cart 

Residential Report Writing and Case Studies establishes the foundation of best practices and standards for writing residential appraisal reports.

The student can expect to gain a clear understanding of the USPAP rules and reporting options permitted in Standard 2 which will be universally pertinent for most residential appraisal assignments.  In addition, the course describes basic writing skills with an emphasis on using reasoning to draw conclusions that can be clearly understood by the reader.

Common reporting issues are discussed along with a walk through the most common reporting forms used by the residential appraiser.  Through several examples and interactive case studies the student will gain the knowledge necessary to write a clear and concise appraisal report that will be easily understand by its readers.

Topics:

  • Standards and best practices when writing appraisal reports
  • USPAP and the appraisal report
  • Using reasoning to formulate written conclusions
  • Five critical reporting issues
  • General use requirements of Fannie Mae’s 1004 Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) including Uniform Appraisal Dataset requirements
  • Guidelines for using Fannie Mae’s 1004 Market Conditions Addendum
  • Several interactive case studies to apply knowledge learned
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, November 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, November 13, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, November 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Nov 14 – Nov 15 Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
$329.00  Add to Cart 

Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies is designed to elevate your knowledge of challenging residential appraisal assignments and help you develop the expertise to recognize and address those situations at the Certified Residential level. These assignments are often identified as properties that are complex in nature, lack ideal data, have unique improvements, or other challenging circumstances. In these cases, traditional appraisal methods may not work in the same ways as in a standard appraisal assignment.
In this course, you will learn how to choose comparable sales in a challenging assignment, what assignments require the use of the cost and income approaches, as well has how to collect and analyze data for a unique property. You will learn how to determine the comparability of markets, how to use sales from comparable markets for a location adjustment, and proper methods for applying adjustments. Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies will also review how to develop and communicate sound conclusions with supportive documentation.

A financial calculator is recommended for this class. Students should be familiar with and bring to class their own financial calculator. Instructors will teach under the assumption that all students have the necessary knowledge to use their financial calculator.

Topics:

  • Recognizing challenging assignments
  • Extracting an adjustment for a non-conforming amenity
  • How the three approaches to value are used in challenging appraisal assignments
  • Selection of comparable sales based on comparative or competitive appeal
  • What assignments require the use of the cost and income approaches
  • How to perform a rental analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 14, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, November 14, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, November 15, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, November 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Nov 14 – Nov 14 Trainee and Supervising Appraiser Course (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Evening
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Appropriately preparing trainee appraisers is imperative to ensuring that the integrity and quality of the industry is upheld.

It is the crucial responsibility of supervising appraisers to train, develop, and mentor these new professionals. This mentor relationship will produce competent, ethical appraisers who enhance public trust. The 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Criteria requires that both supervising and trainee appraisers be educated regarding the expectations for these roles.

This course meets the national, AQB-required content and outline for supervisory and trainee appraisers. This course also addresses the specific criteria that have been adopted by Colorado. Discussions revolve around the requirements, expectations, and responsibilities of both types of appraisers in order for trainees to gain experience credit.

The course is authored by the Colorado Division of Real Estate to meet the state recommendations for the supervisory and trainee appraiser course in Colorado.

Topics include: 

  • The AQB and its role in the appraisal profession
  • Trainee appraiser expectations
  • Supervisory appraiser requirements and expectations
  • Colorado-specific definitions, rules, and expectations for trainees and supervisors
  • FAQs and common errors in the supervisor and trainee relationship
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 14, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Nov 16 – Nov 16 Alternate Valuation Methods: How To Be In-CREDIBLE! Class (3.5-Credit Hours) Northglenn, CO Day
Appraiser CE 3.5
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Alternate types of valuations are more common than ever with the appraisal shortage and changes in the regulatory requirements from the federal agencies. Dodd-Frank eliminated BPOs and AVMs as file documentation for residential lending in many loan packages. Discover when alternate valuations are being used, how to complete them, and how to remain compliant with appraisal reporting requirements. Understand how the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) view evaluations under the federal banking guidelines. You will discuss restricted reporting options and view sample report forms.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying alternate valuations
  • Federal agency appraisal and evaluation guidelines
  • USPAP Advisory Opinion 13 relating to evaluations
  • Sample forms and report options
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada Plaza - Thornton
  • 10 E 120th Ave
  • Northglenn, CO 80233

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, November 16, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Nov 16 – Nov 16 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (4-Credit Hours) Northglenn, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada Plaza - Thornton
  • 10 E 120th Ave
  • Northglenn, CO 80233

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, November 16, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Nov 20 – Nov 20 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$189.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2018-2019 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. The 2018-2019 USPAP book is included with this class.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 20, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Nov 20 – Nov 20 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (USPAP Manual Not Included) (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. 

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 20, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Nov 26 – Nov 26 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 26, 2018, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Nov 27 – Nov 27 Analyzing Market Trends Using Excel Class (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Market Analysis is a very important step in the appraisal process. This course will review major concepts of the market analysis process including supply and demand factors. Relying on charts and statistics from the MLS systems and other services requires competency and knowledge of how the data was gathered and processed. Appraisers are required by USPAP to be competent in the analytical methods used during the appraisal process. Using real data, students will be able to understand how to gather data, analyze data, and draw conclusions for the neighborhood. Students will understand how seasonal, increasing, and decreasing markets work and display in the statistical analysis of a market area.

Each student will leave the class with a better understanding of analyzing different aspects of the market including:

  • Seasonal anomalies in markets
  • Absorption Rates
  • Oversupply and undersupply conclusions
  • Impact of outliers
  • Supporting market conditions adjustments
  • Reporting Market Conditions
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 27, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Dec 04 – Dec 04 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Evening
Appraiser CE 4
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, December 04, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Dec 06 – Dec 06 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (USPAP Manual Not Included) (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. 

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 06, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, December 06, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Dec 06 – Dec 06 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$189.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2018-2019 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. The 2018-2019 USPAP book is included with this class.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

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  • #1: Thu, December 06, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, December 06, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Dec 11 – Dec 11 Making Adjustments in an Appreciating Market: 12 Proven Strategies Class (7-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Take the guesswork out of the adjustment process by following these simple but proven sales comparison approach strategies. The sales comparison approach to value is essential to the real estate appraisal process, yet it has often been a source of uncertainty for many appraisers. The adjustment calculation process leads many appraisers to just throw their hands up in frustration. Trying to prove, or even offer support for, an adjustment can be a daunting task. And for the readers of the report, it can be even more frustrating because there may not be enough information available to understand how the appraisers arrived at their adustment conclusion.

We all understand that the premise associated with the sales comparison approach is that an appraiser can establish market value through a study of the subject property and other competing properties. Then the appraiser makes allowances for differences between the subject property and the comparable properties. These allowances will be applied in the form of adjustments. Therefore, the formation of adjustments is essential to the accuracy of the sales comparison approach. Furthermore, the explanation of how the adjustment was realized is essential information that allows the reader to fully understand the logic and not be misled.

This course will unlock the mystery behind making adjustments and give you a fundamental understanding of how to make adjustments for the sales comparison approach to value.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying when an adjustment is required
  • How to properly determine an adjustment amount
  • To what degree must an adjustment be applied
  • Using appraiser judgment and experience
  • Types of transactional adjustments
  • Types of property adjustments
  • Units of comparison
  • Elements of comparison
  • Strategies applied to both residential and commercial appraising
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, December 11, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, December 11, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Dec 13 – Dec 13 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (Includes USPAP Manual) (7-Credit Hours) Colorado Springs, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$189.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2018-2019 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. The 2018-2019 USPAP book is included with this class.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Hotel Elegante - Colorado Springs
  • 2886 S Circle Dr
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80906

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 13, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, December 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Dec 13 – Dec 13 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (USPAP Manual Not Included) (7-Credit Hours) Colorado Springs, CO Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2018-2019 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2018-2019 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years. 

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2018-2019 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Hotel Elegante - Colorado Springs
  • 2886 S Circle Dr
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80906

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 13, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, December 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Dec 17 – Dec 17 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (4-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 4
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisal forms ask for architectural design of the subject and comparable properties. Many multiple listing services (MLS) have a field for architectural style as well. Contemporary and traditional are often used in MLS listings and appraisal reports. FNMA does not allow descriptors like average, two stories, or typical, and they modified these sections in the UAD format in 2013. Both appraisers and real estate agents struggle with the design of newer homes and reviewer revisions to the designs used in their reports. You will be provided with descriptions, pictures, and floor plans that will aid in identification of the architectural design of the houses in neighborhoods you work in regularly.

Topics include:

  • Identifying designs by year of construction, roof types, exterior materials
  • Fenestration and ornamentation of historic and newer house designs
  • Specific features of architectural designs
  • Resources to aid in identifying architecture
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 17, 2018, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
Dec 18 – Dec 20 Mastering Unique and Complex Property Appraisals (Elective) Classroom Course (20-Credit Hours) Denver, CO Day
Appraiser CE 20
$429.00  Add to Cart 

This course raises the appraiser's level of awareness of the scope of work involved with assignments other than the everyday single-family residential appraisal.  From identifying what qualifies as a 'complex' assignment to the appraiser's ability to competently complete the assignment to understanding the non-traditional methods and techniques used throughout the appraisal process to develop a valuation, this course covers it all.  Property types such as, mixed-use, unusual, income-producing, and one-of-a-kind are used within several case studies to reinforce the teaching.

An HP12C calculator, or its equivalent, is recommended for this class.  Students should be familiar with and bring to class their own financial calculator.  Instructors will teach under the assumption that all students have the necessary knowledge to use their financial calculator.

Topics:

  • Symptoms of a complex assignment
  • Appraising complex sites
  • Appraising complex residential property
  • Appraising historic property
  • Appraising mixed-use and small commercial property
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood College - Denver
  • 2200 S Monaco Pkwy
  • Unit R
  • Denver, CO 80222

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, December 18, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, December 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Wed, December 19, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Wed, December 19, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #5: Thu, December 20, 2018, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (local)

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