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Took the Certified Residential Exam a 3rd time yesterday...

Damien12

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Virginia
I haven't posted in awhile. The last time I posted I was gearing up to take my Certified Residential Appraisal Exam a 2nd time. That same day I started feeling sick and got tested the next day. I had Covid19. Luckily I recovered, but still have a lingering cough. Yesterday was my 3rd time taking the exam. I felt better about it this time around compared to the first 2 times. The math on the exams is totally different than what I studied in the Appraisal Institutes Exam Questions Book and the Steve Williamson's Exam Prep I purchased. I'm quite sure it's the same, but the way it's presented and worded is definitely different. Haven't gotten my results back yet as PSI doesn't print the results the same day you take it due to Covid19.
It took me 3 times to pass. they have questions now that make you use the financial calculator. I had several downloaded study guides that helped me. One of them was Compucram.
 

Alsie35

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Certified Residential Appraiser
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Texas
It took me 3 times to pass. they have questions now that make you use the financial calculator. I had several downloaded study guides that helped me. One of them was Compucram.

The other thing about the financial calculator that definitely helped me to pass the Cert exam 3 years ago is the fact that the new HP-12c calculator has an arithmetic function. You CAN use it like a regular calculator (that way of using it takes longer - BUT - if your brain isn't wired to be able to learn how to use the bizarre @!#*% engineering formulas method of using it, its a literal lifesaver - or "test-passer" :D)
 

Alsie35

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Texas
HONDROS is the best study material in my view, hands down.
 

Zoe

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Certified General Appraiser
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Tennessee
The other thing about the financial calculator that definitely helped me to pass the Cert exam 3 years ago is the fact that the new HP-12c calculator has an arithmetic function. You CAN use it like a regular calculator (that way of using it takes longer - BUT - if your brain isn't wired to be able to learn how to use the bizarre @!#*% engineering formulas method of using it, its a literal lifesaver - or "test-passer" :D)
I bet these new online courses explain all that. The HP12C is weird on keystrokes. I like it though. You can't just hand it to somebody who has never used it and say "here, I have a calculator you can use".

:rof:
 

Zoe

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Tennessee
That calculator can calculate anything the best math expert in the world wants to do. I can't imagine the brain that made it.
 

cdanj

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Nov 19, 2013
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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
New Jersey
I haven't posted in awhile. The last time I posted I was gearing up to take my Certified Residential Appraisal Exam a 2nd time. That same day I started feeling sick and got tested the next day. I had Covid19. Luckily I recovered, but still have a lingering cough. Yesterday was my 3rd time taking the exam. I felt better about it this time around compared to the first 2 times. The math on the exams is totally different than what I studied in the Appraisal Institutes Exam Questions Book and the Steve Williamson's Exam Prep I purchased. I'm quite sure it's the same, but the way it's presented and worded is definitely different. Haven't gotten my results back yet as PSI doesn't print the results the same day you take it due to Covid19.
How much of it covered environmental regulations? Such as wetlands acts, their dates of inception and so forth?
 

Alsie35

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Sep 14, 2020
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Certified Residential Appraiser
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Texas
How much of it covered environmental regulations? Such as wetlands acts, their dates of inception and so forth?

I don't recall many questions on those topics from 2018. I do recall LOTS of complex math questions. ;)
 

adalatn

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May 1, 2021
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IT Professional-Appraisal Related
State
California
I haven't posted in awhile. The last time I posted I was gearing up to take my Certified Residential Appraisal Exam a 2nd time. That same day I started feeling sick and got tested the next day. I had Covid19. Luckily I recovered, but still have a lingering cough. Yesterday was my 3rd time taking the exam. I felt better about it this time around compared to the first 2 times. The math on the exams is totally different than what I studied in the Appraisal Institutes Exam Questions Book and the Steve Williamson's Exam Prep I purchased. I'm quite sure it's the same, but the way it's presented and worded is definitely different. Haven't gotten my results back yet as PSI doesn't print the results the same day you take it due to Covid19.
I took my Certified Residential exam for the 2nd time and missed it by 5 points.
a lot math questions regarding Cost & Income approach.
so far I have paid for 2 exam preparation sites and they're total waste of time and money: www.appraisaltests.com & www.appraisalexamscholar.com
moving forward in finding a more reliable sources to prepare for the 3rd attempt.
 

adalatn

Freshman Member
Joined
May 1, 2021
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IT Professional-Appraisal Related
State
California
I took my Certified Residential exam for the 2nd time and missed it by 5 points.
a lot math questions regarding Cost & Income approach.
so far I have paid for 2 exam preparation sites and they're total waste of time and money: www.appraisaltests.com & www.appraisalexamscholar.com
moving forward in finding a more reliable sources to prepare for the 3rd attempt.
 
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