Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines Proposed Revisions to the Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines and Request for Comments
FIL-131-2008 November 19, 2008
The federal bank, thrift and credit union regulatory agencies are requesting comments on the attached proposed revisions to the Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines (Guidelines), which address supervisory matters relating to real estate appraisals and evaluations used to support real estate-related financial transactions.
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)