CUNA-requested appraisal rule issued at NCUA board meeting

WASHINGTON, DC (November 21, 2019)“We thank the NCUA board for responding quickly to our request and issuing a proposal we believe will significantly benefit credit union members seeking to obtain mortgage credit. Not only will this proposal reduce the significant time and expenses for homebuyers associated with residential appraisals, it will address a competitive disadvantage credit unions have faced since federal banking regulators raised the threshold to $400,000 in September 2019.” – Elizabeth Eurgubian, CUNA Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer 

The NCUA board issued a proposed rule to raise the threshold for which an appraisal is required for a residential real estate transaction to $400,000 at its Thursday meeting. Transactions that fall below the threshold would require a written estimate of market value of the real estate collateral that is consistent with safe and sound banking practices. 

CUNA is recognized as the only trade association to specifically request the rulemaking in a letter sent to NCUA on October 3. 

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