Staying ahead of the game – Review your real estate valuation program
Abstract: The value of real estate collateral typically is fundamental to the value of many loan portfolios. So it’s important to stay on top of real estate value fluctuations and obtain periodic appraisals according to the rules. This article points out that lenders should understand interagency guidelines, maintain program independence, use selection criteria for valuators and become familiar with appraisal standards. The article suggests that, to ensure real estate collateral is sound, it’s important to set up an effective, efficient and comprehensive review program.