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AQB approved, this basic appraisal text is a complete overview of real estate appraisal principles to meet the suggested first 30-hour content required for appraisal trainees under the 2008 AQB required core curriculum. You'll appreciate the open instructional design used in each lesson that blends theory and practice to pace material into manageable elements. Real-world examples, lesson quizzes and section reviews provide direct application and facilitate mastery of content. Authors Mark A. Munizzo and Lisa Virruso Musial are both practicing Certified General Real Estate Appraisers and award-winning instructors receiving the Instructor of the Year Award from the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA) in 2002 and 2004 respectively.

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Set in Oakland's mean streets, this novel is a vivid portrayal of gang life from the inside. It involves a group of young teens, the Friends, whose turf is threatened by a mysterious drive-by shooting. When the same thing happens to the Crew, a rival gang, the two groups band together, ultimately uncovering a plot by Deek, a drug dealer, to incite a gang war and move in on their territory. The gangs lay a trap for Deek, resulting in a bloody showdown in an abandoned car wash. While Mowry sympathetically portrays gang members as victims of the adult world's lack of concern, he clearly recognizes ``the street'' as a dead end. What little hope exists in the novel is conveyed through Ty, Deek's bodyguard, and Markita, single mother, as they struggle toward self-respect and a better life. This is a violent, yet gripping, communique from the urban battlefront. Highly recommended.-- Lawrence Rungren, Bedford Free P.L., Mass.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840049179
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 18.85 (w) x 14.52 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark A. Munizzo, IFAS, CAE, is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Illinois and the president of The Equity Network, a real estate appraisal and consulting firm. He has served on the education and advisory councils for the Appraisal Foundation Sponsors and is a member of the Examinations Committee for Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Mark has a Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE) designation with the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). He is also a certified Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice instructor and a national instructor with the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA). He also received NAIFA's Instructor of the Year Award in 2002. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Norbert College, Mark is currently completing his graduate studies in real estate appraising at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. In addition to coauthoring 13 AQB certified appraisal books from Cengage Learning, he has previously reviewed and consulted on several real estate texts published by Dearborn Real Estate Education.

Lisa Virruso Musial, IFAS, president of Musial Appraisal Company in Riverside, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Methods from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Illinois and a practicing commercial real estate appraiser in the Chicago market. Lisa is a national instructor with the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA), and received NAIFA's Instructor of the Year Award in 2004. She also is a certified Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice instructor with The Appraisal Foundation. In addition to coauthoring 13 AQB certified appraisal books from Cengage Learning, she has previously reviewed and is acknowledged in several real estate texts published by Dearborn Real Estate Education.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Learning Objectives. I. THE APPRAISAL PROFESSION. 1.What is a Profession? 2. The Evolution of the appraisal Profession. 3. Appraisal, Appraisal Process and Appraisal Practice. II. REAL PROPERTY CONCEPTS AND CHARACTERISTICS. 4. Real Estate, Real Property Concepts and Characteristics. 5. Personal Property Concepts and Characteristics. 6. Land Characteristics. 7. Legal Descriptions. III. LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS. 8. Forms of Ownership. 9. Public Controls. 10. Private Controls. 11. Real Estate Contracts. 12. Transfer of Title. IV. VALUE. 13. What is Value? 14. Forces that Create Value. 15. Forces that Affect Value. 16. Types of Value. V. THE APPROACHES TO VALUE. 17. The Sales Comparison Approach. 18. The Cost Approach. 19. The Income Approach. VI. HIGHEST AND BEST USE. 20. Highest and Best Use Defined. 21. Four Tests of Highest and Best Use. VII. APPRAISAL PRINCIPLES. 22. The Economic Principles. 23. The Principles Applied. VIII. OVERVIEW OF REAL ESTATE MARKETS AND ANALYSIS. 24. Market Analysis. 25. Types of Market Analysis. IX. ETHICS AND HOW THEY APPLY IN REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL. Section Review Answer Key. Index.
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