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  • REAL ESTATE Instructor
  • REAL 130, Real Estate Appraisal
  • BA, Humboldt State (Political Science)
  • REAL ESTATE BROKER, California
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Peter Cavanagh
REAL 130 Class

Peter Cavanagh was a California Appraiser from 1983-2000. Property types appraised include, residential, office, industrial, retail, mixed use, raw land, special use and subdivision analysis. Peter is an expert witness for San Diego Superior Court and has worked with both Cal Trans and San Diego School District doing condemnation appraisals.  

Peter is currently affiliated with Coldwell Banker in Del Mar where he sells residential real estate in the communities of Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach. He is on the board of the Solana Beach Soccer Club, Solana Beach PTA and volunteer’s with Special Olympics and Sports for Exceptional Athletes.

Peter lives in Solana Beach with his wife and daughter and enjoys snow skiing, family travel and watching his daughter tear up the soccer and Lacrosse fields around North County. MiraCosta Team
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REAL 130 Fall 2012


REAL 130 Peter Cavanagh Pt1 Pt2 Pt3 Pt4 Pt5

Dan McAllister, SD County Treasurer-Tax Collector
Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / PropertyTaxBill (pdf)


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On-Campus Class Evaluations:
Fall 2012: REAL130:2702

Teaching Philosophy/Style and Class Management/Activities

The course is an interactive experience and I award a large part of student grades on participation. At the beginning of each class I ask “What have you been reading about?” You may table any real estate topic that interests you if it relates to real estate or appraisal. My intention is to make the class relevant, interesting and entertaining.

Students will gain an understanding of the appraisers roll and appraisal reporting. Focus will be on understanding the forces that create and effect value including economic principals of value and the three approaches to value used by all appraisers.

Students will measure, classify and describe real estate and learn why one valuation approach is most appropriate depending on what type of property is be analyzed.

Workload includes weekly homework, one paper, one class presentation, an appraisal report and a final.