Appraiser Updates


Updated Standardized Property Measuring Guidelines

Check out the new and substantively revised FAQs including clarifications on the terms “declaration” and “statement of finished sq ft".

July 14, 2022

Appraisal Quality Monitoring (AQM) FAQs

Learn more about the AQM process, including AQM letters, the AQM list, and state regulatory agency referrals.

May 6, 2022

The Journey to a More Efficient and Fair Home Valuation Process

Read the commentary by Jake Williamson to learn about our future state vision.

Apr 5, 2022

Appraising the Appraisal

This research report examines appraisal values of homes owned by Black and white borrowers in refinance transactions.

Jan 20, 2022

About desktop appraisals

Learn how appraisers can perform desktop appraisals without physically inspecting the property beginning March 2022.

Jan 19, 2022

Standardized Property Measuring Guidelines

Learn about our required standard for measuring, calculating, and reporting square footage in appraisals.

Dec 15, 2021

Appraising and underwriting condo and co-op projects

Learn about project requirements as well as appraiser and lender responsibilities for condo and co-op deferred maintenance.

Oct 13, 2021

Our commitment to reducing appraisal bias

Read about our actions to foster appraiser diversity, understand and minimize appraisal bias, and identify solutions.

Sept 9, 2021

Appraising Accessory Dwelling Units

Take this short elearning course to explore information about ADUs, including requirements, construction types, and more.

Aug 17, 2021

Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) and Forms Redesign Timeline

View the timeline to see key milestones and date ranges in this multi-year endeavor that will continue into 2024 and beyond.

Mar 23, 2021

Lender Letter LL-2021-01, Appraisal Risk Management Policy Reminders and Resources

This Lender Letter reiterates lenders’ responsibilities for appraisal review and for compliance with Appraiser Independence Requirements; provides examples of appraisal findings and defects; suggests best practices for lenders’ appraisal-related underwriting and quality control processes; and points out resources to help lenders manage appraisal risk efficiently and effectively.

Jan 6, 2021

Appraising Manufactured Homes

Visit to find appraiser education, requirements, and other resources.

Sept 2, 2020

Appraising Properties with Solar Panels

The Solar Panels Overview on the Help & Training page explains requirements for properties with solar panels.

Jun 28, 2020

New Forms 1004 Hybrid and 1004 Desktop

Visit the Help & Training page to learn about and see examples from the new 1004 Hybrid and 1004 Desktop.

Jun 25, 2020

AQM FAQ updates

Read the revised Appraiser Quality Monitoring (AQM) FAQs, which emphasize the learning opportunities the AQM letters present.

Feb 7, 2020