Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 2010-2011 Edition

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) are the generally accepted standards for professional appraisal practice in North America. USPAP is published by The Appraisal Foundation and contains standards for all types of appraisal services including real estate, personal property, business and mass appraisal. Learn More >

Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions

The uniform standards have guided the appraisal process in federal land acquisitions since they were first published by the Interagency Land Acquisition Conference in 1973. They have earned a prestigious position among legislators and appraisers and are frequently cited by Congress. Learn More >

The Appraisal Institute

The Appraisal Institute is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with more than 25,000 members and 91 chapters throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Learn More >

The Counselors of Real Estate

The Counselors of Real Estate is the membership organization established in 1953 exclusively for real estate advisors who provide intelligent, unbiased, and trusted advice for a client or employer. Learn More >


Appraising Historic Preservation Easements

The Appraisal Institute • 2008-2010 • Richard J. Roddewig

This timely three day advanced course provides intensive training and discussion on the valuation of historic preservation easements. The emphasis will be on appraising the value of preservation easements donated as charitable gifts under the Internal Revenue Code. The methods and techniques explained in this course are also relevant to the appraisal of preservation easements granted in order to obtain either state or local income tax or property tax deductions/credits. Great concern has been expressed within and without the appraisal profession for the development of an educational program dealing with the appraisal of preservation easements. This course responds to the provision in the IRS Transitional Guidance Rule of November 2006 requiring that appraisers of easements donated after February 2007 “must have a combination of education and experience relevant to the property being valued, and describe such education and experience in the appraisal. Learn More >


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Appraising Conservation and Historic Preservation Easements

Appraising Conservation and Historic Preservation Easements

The Appraisal Institute & Land Trust Alliance • 2011 • Richard J. Roddewig, MAI, CRE, FRICS

2011 winner of the George L. Schmutz Publication Award for outstanding publication in real estate valuation presented by the Appraisal Institute.

The culmination of years of research and development in a specialized area of valuation practice, "Appraising Conservation and Historic Preservation Easements" draws on legal, regulatory and professional appraisal literature to examine the valuation of conservation and historic preservation easements from the unique perspectives of the IRS, the courts, easement-holding organizations and appraisers. The book explores and documents the history of easements, corresponding appraisal practices and general land use considerations. In addition to a comprehensive analysis of this specialized area of appraisal, the book includes a series of detailed examples and sample sections of appraisal reports relating to various conservation and preservation easement properties and appraisal situations.

The book is aimed at everyone involved in the valuation of conservation and historic preservation easements: appraisers, agencies acquiring easements, non-profit organizations accepting easement donations, IRS staff reviewers, attorneys, judges and hearing officers involved in conservation and preservation easement valuation cases.

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Valuing Contaminated Properties: An Appraisal Institute Anthology

Valuing Contaminated Properties:
An Appraisal Institute Anthology

Chicago: The Appraisal Institute • 2002

For more than two decades, real estate appraisers, developers, investors and lenders have struggled with the challenges of contaminated properties. Through research, discussion and debate, they have developed methods and professional standards to assess how environmental problems affect real estate and a wide variety of techniques to determine property value. Valuing Contaminated Properties: An Appraisal Institute Anthology chronicles 20 years of appraisal literature, providing a complete overview of the methods applied to remediate various forms of contamination, the stigma the market attaches to environmental risk, and the changing legal environment in which these issues are addressed.

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