Current as of: 2009
In this chapter:
I. "Analysis'' means a study of real estate or real property other than estimating value.
II. "Appraisal report'' or "real estate appraisal report'' means a written statement prepared by a licensed or certified appraiser, whether or not used in connection with a federally-related transaction under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, setting forth an opinion of defined value of an adequately described property as of a specific date, supported by the presentation and analysis of relevant market information. Nothing in this paragraph shall be interpreted to affect the right of any person to provide services under RSA 310-B:3, II, III, or IV.
III. "Appraisal assignment'' means an engagement for which an appraiser is employed or retained to act, or would be perceived by third parties or the public as acting, as a disinterested third party in rendering an unbiased analysis, opinion, or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value, or utility or specified interests in, or aspects of, identified real estate.
IV. "Appraisal Foundation'' means the Appraisal Foundation incorporated as an Illinois nonprofit corporation on November 30, 1987. The purposes of the Appraisal Foundation are:
(a) To establish and improve uniform appraisal standards by defining, issuing and promoting such standards.
(b) To establish appropriate criteria for the certification, licensing, relicensing, and recertification of qualified appraisers by defining, issuing and promoting such qualification criteria; and to disseminate such qualification criteria to states, governmental entities and others.
(c) To develop or assist in the development of appropriate examinations for qualified appraisers.
VI. "Board'' means the real estate appraiser board established pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
VII. "Certified residential appraisal,'' "certified general appraisal,'' "licensed residential appraisal,'' "certified residential appraisal report,'' "certified general appraisal report,'' or "licensed residential appraisal report'' means a written appraisal or appraisal report signed by a state licensed or certified real estate appraiser. All real estate appraisers shall identify which license or certificate they hold. An appraisal signed by a certified or licensed real estate appraiser represents to the public that the appraisal meets the appraisal standards defined in this chapter.
VIII. "Certified residential real estate appraiser,'' "certified general real estate appraiser,'' or "licensed residential real estate appraiser'' means a New Hampshire state certified or licensed appraiser who develops and communicates real estate appraisals and who holds a valid certificate or license issued for either general or residential real estate appraising under the provisions of this chapter.
IX. "Federally-related transaction'' means any transaction which:
(a) A federal financial institution's regulatory agency or the Resolution Trust Corporation engages in, contracts for, or regulates; and
(b) Requires the services of an appraiser.
X. "Federal financial institutions regulatory agencies'' means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the National Credit Union Administration.
XI. "Financial institution'' means an insured depository institution as defined is section 1813 of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 or an insured credit union as defined in section 1752 of such title.
XII. "Real estate'' means an identified parcel or tract of land, including improvements, if any.
XIII. "Real estate related financial transaction'' means any transaction involving:
(a) The sale, lease, purchase, investment in or exchange of real property, including interests in property, or the financing thereof;
(b) The refinancing of real property or interests in real property; and
(c) The use of real property or interests in property as security for a loan or investment, including mortgage-backed securities.
XIV. "Real property'' means one or more defined interests, benefits, and rights inherent in the ownership of real estate.
XV. "Valuation'' means an estimate of the value of real estate or real property.