A400 Advanced Rural Case Studies | DEN April 2018

Starts:  Apr 30, 2018 8:00 AM (MT)
Ends:  May 4, 2018 5:00 PM (MT)

The appraiser will apply appraisal principles and analytical techniques to rural appraisal problems. Specialized property types will be studied to emphasize different parts of the appraisal process. Advanced applications include: The breakdown method of depreciation

  • Trend and bracketing analysis
  • Income approaches to value
  • An introduction to statistical analysis

This course was developed jointly by ASFMRA and AI.

Please Note: This is an advanced 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; Appraisal of Rural Property, Second Edition

Optional Equipment: Self-powered laptop computer. (There is NO computer tutoring in this course.)Computers are not allowed during the examination.

Optional Texts: The Appraisal of Real Estate, Thirteenth Edition; Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, Third Edition; Capitalization Theory and Techniques Study Guide. AIREA Financial Tables and The Appraiser’s Workbook are available only through the Appraisal Institute at (312) 335-4100.

Contact Hours: 36 hours + 4 hour exam

Course Timetable: Days: 1-5 8 AM – 5 PM

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

Instructor/s: Doug Hodge, ARA; Jeff Berg, ARA

List of Approvals

Registration Fees
$789 Member
$999 Non-member

Cancellation Policy
All cancellation requests must be in writing to DIlk@asfmra.org.

  • Prior to April 16: $25 cancellation fee 
  • April 16-April 29: $50 cancellation fee
  • No Shows will forfeit all registration fees. 
  • Transfers or substitutions can be done prior to the course date.
Hotel Details

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Cherry Creek
600 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80246

A discounted rate of $119 is available until April 16, 2018.  The discounted rate will be available a few days before and after the course dates to work with your travel schedule.

Additional Perks with the discounted rate include:

  • 1 breakfast voucher for each room night booked
  • 1 $5 hotel voucher 
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary valet or garage parking
Online Reservations: Click here to book online reservations. 

Call In Reservations: 
The hotel's main number is 303.754.9800.  If you call the hotel to make your reservation, please be sure to reference ASFMRA to obtain the group rate.

The hotel is approximately 25 miles from the airport.  Anticipate 45 minutes for travel time between the airport and hotel.  It is recommended that you arrive to the airport at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.  Here are a few ground transportation options. 

Super Shuttle| Average cost $25 one way.  Reservations required and can be booked at supershuttle.com.  

Hotel Car Service | Average cost $65 one way.  Reservations required and can be booked by calling the hotel at 303-754-9800.

Uber | Average cost $60 one way.  Download the app and book a trip at uber.com.

Taxi | Average cost $60 one way.  Cabs readily accessible at the airport.  Call one of the cab companies listed in this link to schedule your return trip to the airport.  http://www.flydenver.com/parking_transit/transit/taxis


720 S Colorado Blvd
Lower Level Conf. Room
Denver, CO 80246


Deanna Ilk