For both residential and commercial appraisers
This course helps real estate appraisers understand what they’re looking at. The course begins with a basic primer on reading building plans. Using professionally produced video footage and rich graphics, we bring you from footings to the finishing details, with clear descriptions of everything in between.
After completion of this course the professional will have gained a clear understanding of what to expect from each phase of construction, and be able to reconcile the build with plans used for the original appraisal.
Our instructor shares his vast knowledge and experience in the architectural and construction industry focused through the lens of his appraisal background. This course is loaded with graphics, documents and video representing seven hours of real estate appraiser continuing education. This course is relevant for both residential and commercial appraisers.
Topics include; site preparation and grading, foundations, forms and piers, reading blue prints, windows and doors, various finishes, systems, roofing materials and more.
The course explores appraiser due diligence reporting; as established by USPAP, HUD and Secondary Mortgage Market. It also includes the ANSI methodology for measuring the house to ensure that the final structure is consistent in size with subject property that was originally proposed.
This course is NOT APPROVED for Alaska, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, South Dakota, and West Virginia.
Your Instructor for this course is Francis X. (Rich) Finigan
Please note: This is a timed course per NY state requirements for online continuing education.