Eminent Domain (A250)

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ASFMRA is an internationally recognized leader in appraisal training. We are a not-for-profit professional society and Sponsoring Member of the Appraisal Foundation providing education since 1929 and serving all jurisdictions in the United States. We provide Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) and state approved appraisal training for certified general licensure and for continuing education.  We also offer accreditation courses that take you down the path of becoming an Accrediated Rural Appraiser.  This designation will elevate your career and show your dedication to being the best in your field.  Take a look at the courses we offer and  our education schedule to see what is being offered near you.  Let us help you take your career to the next level! 

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This course demonstrates techniques used in preparing value estimates on properties subject to acquisition under Eminent Domain law. The appraiser will learn how condemnation appraising is different than other types of appraising and explore complications which may be encountered, including severance damages, consequential damages, special and general benefits, condemnation blight, project enhancement and inverse condemnation. Case studies and short examples are used to learn:

  • Just compensation formula
  • Highest and best use
  • Approaches to value
  • Damages and benefits
  • Easements
  • Appraiser relationships with attorneys, judges and juries
  • Trial preparation and participation
  • Trends in eminent domain law

Please Note: This is an intermediate skill level course. It is assumed the student has already gained the level of knowledge and understanding that is taught in the lower level courses.

Required Equipment & Textbooks: HP-12c, HP-17bII or HP-19bII calculator

Optional Textbooks: The Appraisal of Real Estate, Thirteenth Edition; The Appraisal of Rural Property, Second Edition; Real Estate Valuation in Litigation, Second Edition

Contact Hours: 20 hours + 2 hour exam

Course Timetable: Days 1-2: 8 AM - 5 PM; Day 3: 8 AM - 3 PM

Accreditation: This course is required for the ARA and the RPRA

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