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State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Feb 11 – Feb 11 Alternate Valuation Methods: How To Be In-CREDIBLE! Class (3.5-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 11, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Joan Hooper
Feb 11 – Feb 11 Identity Crisis: Determining Architectural Style Class (3.5-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 3.5
$69.00  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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 11, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Joan Hooper
Feb 12 – Feb 12 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 7
$149.00  Add to Cart 

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP
publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions,
USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 12, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 12, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Karen Cuellar
Feb 13 – Feb 13 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (4-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Here are 20 cost-effective home improvements that add value and enjoyment for every homeowner.

Homeowners are spending more time and money on fixing up their homes than ever before. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that maintentance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, major replacements, additions, and outside additions and alterations.

This is your guide to 20 home improvements that will maximize resale value. You will learn where the money goes in a typical remodeling job, as well as how much is spent on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, and more. Discover tips and ideas to help you communicate with your clients and customers about value-added home improvements.

The course category is education.

Topics include:

  • Trends in remodeling spending
  • Setting spending priorities
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
  • Avoiding hidden mechanical costs
  • Roofing and siding
  • Window upgrades that save energy
  • Environmental concerns
  • Cost vs. value analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 13, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Larry Ashwood
Feb 13 – Feb 13 Solar PV Value? Questions to Ask Class (2-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 2
$34.00  Add to Cart 

Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) are increasingly present in New Mexico homes. Does this represent value? Can this create difficulties for the transaction?

This course will familiarize you with the impact and potential pitfalls that Solar PV can have on a transaction.  Can Solar PV truly add value?  What must you address in your transactions to protect the public?

Topics Include:

  • History of PV in New Mexico
  • PV Value, Yes or No
  • Questions to ask for listing and buyer brokers
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 13, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Larry Ashwood
Feb 20 – Feb 20 Surveys From A to Z Class (4-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

How is real property described?

This class will show the student how to describe real property.  Students will be given examples of why a Survey is important and the regulations that oversee them.  We will cover the different types of Surveys and their purpose.  You will gain an understanding of preparing for a survey, how to read them and how Title searches fit into the process.

Topics Include:

  • How is Real Property Described
  • Why get a Survey
  • Regulation of Surveyors
  • Types of Surveys
  • How to read and explain a Survey
  • Survey and Title Insurance
  • Typical issues addressed/Resolved via Surveys
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 20, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Michael Glass
Mar 13 – Mar 13 Legal Descriptions and Survey Maps Class (4-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how America has grown, and in the process, how legal descriptions have evolved.

 In this course, you will learn the basics of map and survey reading. You will understand the different methods of describing property, as well as where to find source information about real estate descriptions and locations.

 After completing this course, you will be better able to discuss survey types and requirements with your customers and clients. Learn how to read a metes and bounds legal description, how to interpret the Uniform Parcel Code (UPC) codes, and much more. This hands-on course is enlightening and entertaining. Enroll today!

 Topics Include:

  • New Mexico land history
  • Types of legal descriptions
  • Types of surveys
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, March 13, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Bill McCoy III
Mar 26 – Mar 26 Credible Cost Approach Class (7-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

This class is designed to dispel the usual excuses as to why the cost approach is seldom completed by some appraisers. It starts by viewing the approach as outlined by the FNMA form. Then it builds on the concept and provides methodology by which the amounts that are usually “guestimates” can become logically calculated estimates. By using these techniques, the approach can provide logical and supported estimates of value for virtually any single family home. This can be very helpful, especially in small markets where sufficient closed sales are often difficult or impossible to find without crossing the expected guidelines regarding distance, style, or other criteria—thus making the market approach less viable.

Topics include:

  • USPAP implications
  • Interaction between approaches
  • Using the FNMA 1004 report
  • Other site improvements
  • Land value methods
  • Market approach
  • Land residual method
  • Allocation method
  • Extraction method
  • Depreciation calculations age-life
  • Breakdown method
  • Modified age-life method
  • Component cost derivations
  • Aggregated paired sales method
  • Remaining economic life equation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 26, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, March 26, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Joan Hooper
Mar 31 – Mar 31 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 7
$149.00  Add to Cart 

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP
publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions,
USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, March 31, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, March 31, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Karen Cuellar
Apr 09 – Apr 09 Albuquerque Zoning: What Every Real Estate Broker Should Know Class (4-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Areas of land are divided by appropriate authorities into zones within which various uses are permitted.

This class will begin by giving the Licensee a brief history of Zoning and how it began.  Students will learn key definitions of Zoning, their importance and sector overlays that could accompany them.   The course will cover special exceptions and variances, and what’s there purpose.  Students will gain an understanding of the Amendment process and the importance of understanding the Zoning Office.

Topics Include:

  • Why Zoning?
  • History & Evolution of Zoning Codes
  • Important Definitions
  • Sector Plans & Development
  • How to determine a Zoning Code
  • Special Exceptions/Variances
  • Amending a Zoning Code
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, April 09, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Michael Glass
Apr 15 – Apr 15 2020-2021 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 7
$149.00  Add to Cart 

The Course is developed by the Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation (Foundation). The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2020-21 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

In addition to this student manual, each student must have a copy of the 2020-21 USPAP
publication to use in the course. The publication includes USPAP, USPAP Advisory Opinions,
USPAP Frequently Asked Questions, and an Index.

This course provides at least 7 hours of USPAP instruction. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, April 15, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, April 15, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Karen Cuellar
Apr 16 – Apr 16 Appraising Today's Energy-Efficient Homes Class (7-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 7
$119.00  Add to Cart 

Find your new niche!

Understanding the real estate market as it relates to green building has made it more challenging to complete appraisals. With the increasing popularity of high-performance homes, you must become educated about the environment and the conservation of energy. Learn what’s changing in the real estate industry regarding these important topics.

In this instructor-led live classroom course, you will begin by learning what energy efficiency really means, why energy efficiency is important, and how to identify energy efficiencies. Once that base knowledge is gained, you will learn about the challenges of appraising energy-efficient homes, as well as the necessary knowledge and experience needed to appraise those types of properties. Next, you will learn how to identify different types of energy-efficient homes and what makes these homes energy-efficient. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to explain the two types of energy audits and discuss energy assessments. Finally, the course will wrap up with a discussion of the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum.

Topics include:

  • What does energy efficient really mean?
  • Appraiser challenges to appraising energy-efficient homes
  • Types of energy-efficient construction
  • What is an energy audit?
  • Appraisal Report Form 820.04: Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, April 16, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, April 16, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Joan Hooper
Apr 16 – Apr 16 Advanced Map Reading and Surveys for the Real Estate Professional Class (8-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 8
$99.00  Add to Cart 

This hands-on course covers how real property is mapped and described in New Mexico.

You will learn through fast-moving, hands-on comprehensive coursework that covers map and survey reading, how to locate property lines from metes and bounds, and topographical maps. You will also become familiar with the use of a compass, engineers scale, longitude and latitude templates for mapping, GPS for the purpose of locating property, and the New Mexico Uniform Parcel Code system used by county mappers and assessors.

You will learn the New Mexico history for property grants and descriptions; different types of legal descriptions; use of a compass and GPS to assist the real estate professional; using USGS maps to pinpoint property using longitude and latitude; sources for property boundary information in New Mexico; discussion of the different measurement tools and methods of locating property, and much more. 

Topics Include:

  • How to locate property lines from metes and bounds
  • Topographical maps
  • Using GPS
  • Using a compass
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, April 16, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, April 16, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Bill McCoy III
Jun 10 – Jun 10 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (4-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 4
$69.00  Add to Cart 

Here are 20 cost-effective home improvements that add value and enjoyment for every homeowner.

Homeowners are spending more time and money on fixing up their homes than ever before. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that maintentance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, major replacements, additions, and outside additions and alterations.

This is your guide to 20 home improvements that will maximize resale value. You will learn where the money goes in a typical remodeling job, as well as how much is spent on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, and more. Discover tips and ideas to help you communicate with your clients and customers about value-added home improvements.

The course category is education.

Topics include:

  • Trends in remodeling spending
  • Setting spending priorities
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
  • Avoiding hidden mechanical costs
  • Roofing and siding
  • Window upgrades that save energy
  • Environmental concerns
  • Cost vs. value analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 10, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Larry Ashwood
Jun 10 – Jun 10 Solar PV Value? Questions to Ask Class (2-Credit Hours) Albuquerque, NM Day
Appraiser CE 2
$34.00  Add to Cart 

Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) are increasingly present in New Mexico homes. Does this represent value? Can this create difficulties for the transaction?

This course will familiarize you with the impact and potential pitfalls that Solar PV can have on a transaction.  Can Solar PV truly add value?  What must you address in your transactions to protect the public?

Topics Include:

  • History of PV in New Mexico
  • PV Value, Yes or No
  • Questions to ask for listing and buyer brokers
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Albuquerque
  • 8205 Spain Rd NE
  • Ste 109
  • Albuquerque, NM 87109

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 10, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Larry Ashwood