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Appraisal Institute Books

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Rufus

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I received my book order from the Appraisal Institute the other day.

1. Scope of Work
2. Using Residential Appraisal Forms: URAR & 2055 (03/2005 versions)
3. Using the Small Residential Income Property Appraisal Report (03/2005 version)
4. GIS in Real Estate
5. Appraising the Appraisal: The Art of Appraisal Review
6. Guide to Appraisal Valuation Modeling
7. Practical Applications in Appraisal Valuation Modeling

I've read the first six chapters of Scope of Work. Although it is based on the 2006 version of USPAP, I find it a good secondary source with plain english explanations and examples. It also gives me a handy reference for the information I've read in various posts on this board.

Has anyone else read any of these books and if so, which ones did you find particurlarly useful?
 

Brian Weaver

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I buy at least three new reference texts per year. I find them all useful. Not just AI publications...I buy all sorts of books about appraising, architecture, planning, whatever.
 

NC Appraising

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Rufus,

I agree, the Scope of Work book is great. It's full of real world examples!!
Other books that I would recommend is: Valuation by Comparison, Appraising the Tough Ones, and the one I'm reading currently is Land Valuation: Adjustment Procedures and Assignments.

If anyone can recommend another land valuation book, or Website, etc., please let me know.

Thanks.
 

Howard Klahr

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Florida
If anyone is interested, the Appraisal Institue is currently having a SUMMER BOOK SALE!
30% Off Select Titles: June 16 through September 1, 2008

here is the link - AI SUMMER BOOK SALE
 

CANative

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Retired Appraiser
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California
If anyone is interested, the Appraisal Institue is currently having a SUMMER BOOK SALE!
30% Off Select Titles: June 16 through September 1, 2008

here is the link - AI SUMMER BOOK SALE

Just in time for the 13th Edition of The Appraisal of Real Estate. I gave my 12th edition to my trainee so I'll be ordering the new edition on Monday.
 

Al Spivens

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Certified General Appraiser
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Florida
The Scope of Work, was a needed change and the particular book was (I thought) well done.

Appraising the Appraisal has been around for awhile, but it has good information.
 
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