The proposed Guidelines are intended to update, clarify and replace the existing guidance, particularly in the following areas:
Independence of the appraisal and evaluation program;
Minimum appraisal standards;
Content of real estate evaluations;
Review standards for appraisals and evaluations, including the use of automated tools or sampling methods;
Portfolio monitoring and collateral valuation updates; and
Appraisal exemptions, and evaluation alternatives.
Attached is the Federal Register notice containing the proposed Guidelines. Comments are due on January 20, 2009. Comments may be submitted according to the instructions in the attachment or by e-mailing Comments@fdic.gov and including "Proposed Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines" in the subject line of the message.
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Credit Officer
Part 323 - Appraisals
Part 365 – Real Estate Lending Standards
FIL 84-2003 - Appraiser Independence/Independent Appraisal and Evaluation Functions
FIL 20-2005 - Appraisal Regulations Frequently Asked Questions
FIL 45-2005 - Home Equity Lending: Credit Risk Management Guidance
FIL 90-2005 - Residential Tract Development Lending Frequently Asked Questions
FIL 53-2006 - Appraisal Standards: Revisions to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
Proposed Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines - PDF (PDF Help)
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