Dealing with Appraisals: Regulations and Requirements
The past few years have seen significant developments in real estate appraisals and evaluation rules and regulations. Revised Interagency Guidelines, rules under Reg Z, additional requirements finalized due to Dodd-Frank, and changed thresholds and proposed some additional exceptions from the requirements. We've also finally seen the proposal for new rules on Automated Valuation Models, or AVMs. We're also hearing quite a bit lately on racial bias in appraisals, and this promises to be a hot topic for some time to come.