As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

Terms Used In Virginia Code 54.1-2009

  • analysis: is a study of real estate or real property other than estimating value. See Virginia Code 54.1-2009
  • Appraisal: means an analysis, opinion, or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value, or utility of specified interests in, or aspects of, identified real estate or identified real property. See Virginia Code 54.1-2009
  • Board: means the Real Estate Appraiser Board. See Virginia Code 54.1-2009
  • Certified general real estate appraiser: means an individual who meets the requirements for licensure that relate to the appraisal of all types of real estate and real property and is licensed as a certified general real estate appraiser. See Virginia Code 54.1-2009
  • Certified residential real estate appraiser: means an individual who meets the requirements for licensure for the appraisal of (i) all types of real estate and real property that a licensed residential real estate appraiser is permitted to appraise and (ii) such other real estate and real property as the Board, by regulation, may permit. See Virginia Code 54.1-2009
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. See Virginia Code 54.1-2009
  • Director: means the Director of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. See Virginia Code 54.1-2009
  • Evaluation: means an opinion of the market value of real property or real estate that may be utilized in connection with a real estate-related financial transaction where an appraisal by a state-certified or state-licensed appraiser is not required by the state or federal financial institution's regulatory agency engaging in, contracting for, or regulating such real estate-related financial transaction or regulating the financial institution or lender engaged in or about to engage in such real estate-related financial transaction. See Virginia Code 54.1-2009
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Licensed residential real estate appraiser: means an individual who meets the requirements for licensure for the appraisal of any residential real estate or real property of one to four family residential units as the Board, by regulation, may permit, and such other real estate and real property as the Board, by regulation, may permit. See Virginia Code 54.1-2009
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Person: includes any individual, corporation, partnership, association, cooperative, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, government, political subdivision, or any other legal or commercial entity and any successor, representative, agent, agency, or instrumentality thereof. See Virginia Code 1-230
  • Process: includes subpoenas, the summons and complaint in a civil action, and process in statutory actions. See Virginia Code 1-237
  • Real estate: means an identified parcel or tract of land, including improvements thereon, if any. See Virginia Code 54.1-2009
  • Real estate-related financial transaction: means any transaction involving:

    1. See Virginia Code 54.1-2009

  • Real property: means one or more defined interests, benefits or rights inherent in the ownership of real estate. See Virginia Code 54.1-2009
  • Regulation: means any regulations promulgated by the Real Estate Appraiser Board pursuant to the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.).

    “Residential real estate appraisal” means an appraisal conducted by a licensed residential real estate appraiser or a certified residential real estate appraiser.

    1990, c. 459; 1995, c. 327; 2018, c. 644.