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12 CFR--PART 1026

View Printed Federal Register page 78 FR 10444 in PDF format.

Amendment(s) published February 13, 2013, in 78 FR 10444

Effective Dates: January 18, 2014

16. Appendix N to Part 1026 is added to read as follows:

Appendix N to Part 1026—Higher-Priced Mortgage Loan Appraisal Safe Harbor Review To qualify for the safe harbor provided in §1026.35(c)(3)(ii), a creditor must confirm that the written appraisal:

1. Identifies the creditor who ordered the appraisal and the property and the interest being appraised.

2. Indicates whether the contract price was analyzed.

3. Addresses conditions in the property's neighborhood.

4. Addresses the condition of the property and any improvements to the property.

5. Indicates which valuation approaches were used, and includes a reconciliation if more than one valuation approach was used.

6. Provides an opinion of the property's market value and an effective date for the opinion.

7. Indicates that a physical property visit of the interior of the property was performed.

8. Includes a certification signed by the appraiser that the appraisal was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

9. Includes a certification signed by the appraiser that the appraisal was prepared in accordance with the requirements of title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, as amended (12 U.S.C. 3331et seq.), and any implementing regulations.

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