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AQB approved, this introductory 15-hour text helps students understand statistics, modeling, economics and finance as they apply to appraisal. Using an open instructional design, each lesson blends theory and practice to engage users and pace material into manageable elements. "In Practice" scenario applications provide real-world applications to develop critical thinking skills in all real estate-related analysis. Both lesson and section reviews check student 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. An Instructor Resource Guide, available online to adopters, provides timed lecture outlines, two final exams, exam answer keys w/rationale and PowerPoint instructional slides.
Introduction. Learning Objectives. I. STATISTICS. 1. Statistics: Basic Concepts. 2. Graphical Representation. 3. Correlation and Regression Analysis. II. VALUATION MODELS. 4. Models. 5. Automated Valuation Models (AVMs): The Fourth Approach to Value. III. ECONOMICS AND FINANCE. 6. Appraisal as Applied Economics. 7. Finance. Appendix: Appraisal Math. Section Review Answer Key. Index.