Books Published by the Institute of Housing Technologies
How to Measure a House
ANSI® For Real Estate Professionals
Everyone that works in the real estate business knows the ANSI name. However, what do you really know about the "standard?" Learn when, why, and who created this measurement standard and why it is not the only measurement method being used by agents, appraisers, assessors, insurance adjusters, architects, and many others. Discover the power ANSI has over square footage and how square footage controls the "quality" of the real estate and appraisal industries.
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The American Measurement Standard
The American Measurement Standard® is a voluntary standard for the measurement of residential square footage. For those professionals who choose to provide this service, the AMS® helps to promote the public’s trust, as well as offering a consistent, reliable, reproducible, and defensible source for the methodology utilized in the collection and communication of square footage for single-family dwellings. The employment of a written “statement of square footage” is encouraged for the advancement of professionalism and consumer protection, by all those that create and communicate residential square footage data. In this, the information age and the era of technology, it is our sincere hope that the real estate industry will embrace the adoption of a universal measurement standard, mandate it, and educate all professionals about the importance of credible living area data. One industry, one standard.
Low Appraisals - The New Real Estate Crisis
Learn the art of taking a low appraisal and turning it into a closed sale. The rules of appraisal and underwriting have changed and today's broker must understand how to "act" and not "react" to the news of a low appraisal. Discover the steps necessary to keep low appraisals from killing sales.
The Professional's Dictionary of Real Estate Terms: The New Language of Real Estate
Created for agents, appraisers, assessors, adjustors, architects, builders, home buyers and sellers, and anyone else with an interest in real estate terminology that is common throughout the industry. Real estate is an industry which depends on information and communication. Complete listing of real estate terminology including definitions from the American Measurement Standard.
Real Estate Appraisal - Death of an Industry
Discover how and why the residential appraisal industry is quickly fading from view. With as much as 25% of appraisal licensees disappearing from state rosters, the brightest and best are leaving the industry like never before. With a banking industry looking for faster and cheaper appraisals, the appraisal process cannot be computerized and will always require a local expert to interpret and analyze the data. See why the newest dinosaur to become extinct will be the residential appraiser!
Inside the New Appraisal Process: Mortgage Broker Edition
Created Specifically for Mortgage Brokers and Mortgage Loan Originators. The textbook for the continuing education program offered through the Coalition of Arizona Appraisers (azcoaa.us). A great read for all mortgage brokers to learn more about the ever changing appraisal process.