Real Estate Appraisals

Real Estate Appraisals
Subject: Appraisals (coronavirus response)
Agency: FDIC, Federal Reserve, OCC
Status: Final rule

The OCC, Board, and FDIC (collectively, the agencies) are adopting as final the interim final rule published by the agencies on April 17, 2020, making temporary amendments to the agencies’ regulations requiring appraisals for certain real estate-related transactions. The final rule adopts the deferral of the requirement to obtain an appraisal or evaluation for up to 120 days following the closing of certain residential and commercial real estate transactions, excluding transactions for acquisition, development, and construction of real estate. Regulated institutions should make best efforts to obtain a credible estimate of the value of real property collateral before closing the loan and otherwise underwrite loans consistent with the principles in the agencies’ Standards for Safety and Soundness and Real Estate Lending Standards. The agencies’ final rule allows regulated institutions to expeditiously extend liquidity to creditworthy households and businesses in light of recent strains on the U.S. economy as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID event). The final rule adopts the interim final rule with one revision in response to comments received by the agencies on the interim final rule.

FR Doc: 2020-21563
Date proposed: April 15, 2020
Comments due date: June 1, 2020
Effective date:

Oct. 16, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020

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Banking agencies establish 120-day temporary deferrals for real estate appraisals, evaluations