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Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use


Students will gain the tools needed to properly collect and analyze market data and determine a property's highest and best use. This course meets the pre-qualifying criteria, as established by the North Carolina Appraisal Board. Those seeking to become a Registered Trainee must complete APP 7201 and APP 7202 prior to taking this course.


Upon completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of market fundamentals and market analysis, demonstrate a basic understanding of supply side analysis and demand side analysis, gain a general understanding of highest and best use and gain a general understanding of how to consider, test, and apply highest and best use.


  1. Introduction and Overview: Chapter 1 - Market Analysis
  2. Defining the Market: Chapter 2
  3. Analyzing the Market: Chapter 3
  4. Drawing Conclusions from the Market: Chapter 4
  5. Highest and Best Use: Chapter 5
  6. Land Use Restrictions: Chapter 6
  7. Economic Considerations: Chapter 7
  8. Final Highest and Best Use Analysis: Chapter 8


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Final Exam & Attendance Requirement: Students must make a grade of 80% or above on the Final Exam and attend 90% of the class to satisfactorily complete the course.