REAL 230: Residential Report Writing and Case Studies

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 2
Total Contact Hours: 36
Lecture Hours : 36
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 72
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

Residential report writing and case studies in appraisal to include theories, techniques, and procedures of using various residential forms and reports for appraisal. Course applies 15 hours of educational instruction towards the requirements for licensure from the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisal (BREA). Course is required for the appraisal licenses for Trainee, Residential, Certified Residential, and Certified General license. 36 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the various appraisal theories, techniques, and procedures of various residential forms and reports for appraisal
  • Understand the difference between appraising and reporting

Major Course Content

  1. Appraising vs. Reporting
  2. Reporting Basics and Options
  3. Appraisal Report
  4. The Uniform Residential Appraisal Report
  5. The Uniform Appraisal Dataset
  6. Other Form Reporting Options
  7. Narrative Appraisal Reports
  8. Disclosure of Scope of Work and Assignment Conditions
  9. Financial Institutions and Regulations

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

The Appraisal Writing Handbook, Alan Blankenship

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Prepare a Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR) on a real estate case study provided by the instructor.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Assign case studies: students must analyze, organize data and choose the appropriate tools to solve appraisal problems.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture