TX Chapter Spring 2018 Meeting | Yellow Book + USPAP

When:  Feb 20, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Texas Chapter of ASFMRA

Tuesday - Thursday Yellow Book 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday Texas Chapter General Membership Meeting 6:00 pm
Thursday Texas Chapter Dinner 7:00 pm
Friday USPAP 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
There will also be time set aside for the Rural Land Value Trends Workshop to make the necessary preparations for the Texas Land Trends Publication (2017 Edition)

Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions

This 3-day course is designed to provide students with an increased understanding of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, Sixth Edition.

This “Yellow Book” course is based on the 2016 Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions. It provides participants the opportunity to

  • understand better the current edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions,
  • demonstrate an increased knowledge about the application of the appraisal process to valuation assignments for federal land acquisitions,
  • evaluate the content and level of information and analysis required to communicate the results of an appraisal prepared for federal land acquisitions, and;
  • connect the legal foundation/rationale/guidance that govern recurring valuation problems and specialized appraisal issues unique to federal land acquisitions.

The objectives are met through a combination of lecture, discussion, problems, and case studies. While the primary focus is, of course, on the UASFLA (Yellow Book), the Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Uniform Act) and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) are also discussed.

Required Text: Interagency Land Acquisition Conference, Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions 2016 Click here to order online from TAF.

Calculator: Financial calculator (e.g., HP 12c)

Developer: The Appraisal Foundation. Based on a previous course developed by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

John Widdoss, ARA and Scott Seely, ARA

Contact Hours: 21 hours + 2-hour optional exam

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7 Hour National USPAP Course
The underlying theme of all sections are USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. Discussion will focus on specific USPAP revisions and afford you the opportunity to apply this information through case studies and a review of frequently asked questions and responses of various USPAP topics. The material emphasizes the role of the appraiser, the appraiser's impartiality associated with this role, and helps clarify concepts such as scope of work and when USPAP applies. The special responsibilities of the appraiser with regard to impartiality are explored in detail.

Contact Hours: 7 hours

Course Timetable: Day 1: 8 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: James Synatzske, ARA

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Hotel Details
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Marriott at the group rate of $149/night + taxes. Please ask for the Texas Chapter ASFMRA block to receive the discount. Reservations must be made by February 5, 2018.

For More Information
Meeting: Carmen Bierschwale | 325-446-3052 | ckbierschwale@gmail.com
Registration: Deanna Ilk | 303-692-1222 | dilk@asfmra.org


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