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sarahwarshaw

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So I am actually going to start my course work, even after reading through the newbie posts. Unfortunately there are no classes currently offered in my area so I am having to drive over an hour to get to weekly classes. I am starting with USPAP and the next two classes offered are condos and single family homes. I am worried that I will be behind by starting with the specific areas instead of an intro class. I really want to get started though and these classes are only ones I have found offered during times I can attend (nights/weekends). Any advice on a book(s) I can start with to give myself a head start for studies?

Sarah
 

Jo Ann Meyer Stratton

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Arizona
Since your first class will be USPAP and if it will be several weeks before class starts--you can print out a copy of USPAP from the Appraisal Foundation web site. You might want to at least view it on the screen so that you are familiar with it before class starts--then when the instructor starts talking it will make more sense.

http://www.appraisalfoundation.org/html/US...PAP2003/toc.htm
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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Colorado
Buy Henry Harrison's Illustrated guide to the URAR Appraisal Report $39.95 Forms & Worms. It contains USPAP, Fannie Mae guidelines, FHA/VA rules and regulations.
 
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Originally posted by Mike Garrett, RAA@Jun 6 2003, 11:35 PM
Buy Henry Harrison's Illustrated guide to the URAR Appraisal Report $39.95 Forms & Worms. It contains USPAP, Fannie Mae guidelines, FHA/VA rules and regulations.
Then make sure you get all the USPAP, Fannie, Freddie, FHA, etc updates!!!
 

Michael McCoy

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You do not mention where you are located but I am from California and I took a home study course from Allied. I feel it prepared me better for the exam and report writting than some of the "in person" classes some of my co-workers took. They never even saw the standard 1004 form until they started working. Just a thought.
 

Charles Woods

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Utah
When you are getting ready for exams (USPAP etc.), you may want to try:

http://www.LearnAppraising.com


I also really liked Henry Harrison's "Illustrated guide to the URAR Appraisal Report" book, this is very helpful for everybody. Good luck in your future appraisal career :) !


Charles
 
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