USPAP Article Collection

Q&A: Fannie Mae and the Cost Approach

Q&A: Fannie Mae and the Cost Approach

We often receive questions from appraisers regarding Fannie Mae and the cost approach. For example: “I’m appraising a property and have been instructed to comply with Fannie Mae guidelines. I understand that Fannie Mae requires the sales comparison approach, but what if there aren’t…

Disclosure Example: Extraordinary Assumption

Disclosure Example: Extraordinary Assumption

In an appraisal assignment, an extraordinary assumption is employed to presume certain unknown information as fact. An extraordinary assumption is related to a specific assignment, and takes information that is unknown as of the effective date of the assignment results and assumes it to…

ASB Adopts Changes to USPAP for 2020-21

ASB Adopts Changes to USPAP for 2020-21

At its public meeting in Kansas City MO on April 5, 2019, the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) of The Appraisal Foundation adopted changes to USPAP for the 2020-21 edition. The Board adopted its Fourth Exposure Draft, which had been issued on February 27, 2019,…

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