Tools & Links

Links to useful resources

Appraisal Institute Global professional association with a wealth of appraisal related information.    
Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) – Professional organization of real estate advisors.  
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection, and managing receiverships.  
ASC – Appraisal Subcommittee – Oversees appraisal regulation including the Appraisal Foundation.  
Appraisal Foundation Oversees the Appraisal Practices Board (APB), the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB), and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB).   
2012-2013 – Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 recognizes USPAP as the generally accepted appraisal standards and requires USPAP compliance for appraisers in federally related transactions.  
FIRREA Requirements Summary A brief overview of the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act appraisal requirements.    
Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines – The Guidelines, including the appendices, address supervisory matters relating to real estate appraisals and evaluations used to support real estate-related financial transactions. Further, the Guidelines provide federally regulated institutions and examiners clarification on the Agencies’ expectations for prudent appraisal and evaluation policies, procedures, and practices.  
Interagency Guidelines Excerpts – A brief summary of the Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines.  
Dodd-Frank Overview Summary of the Dodd-Frank Legislation – This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Leonard, Street and Deinard, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them.  

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