Residential Evaluations

Responding to the dynamic regulatory landscape and changing real estate lending market, we’ve expanded our partnership with Clear Capital® to offer an evaluation that delivers a value on a residential property, while adhering to all Interagency Guideline specifications as well as federal and state regulations.

Available through Collateral360®, the residential evaluation is an alternative solution when the cost of a full appraisal exceeds your budget on lower risk transactions.

The report was designed to result in a value conclusion, instead of a price conclusion. The evaluation receives rigorous human and automated quality assurance review, and Legal and Compliance Team ensures report integrity by adhering to the latest federal and state legislation. IAG-requirements included in the data- and image-rich residential evaluation include:

  • Zoning
  • Current and projected use
  • Inspection date
  • Market conditions
  • Data source for list and sale history
  • Data source for comparables
  • A broker e-signature

Zoning and data sources are just two features that make the residential evaluation fully compliant with IAG Guidelines and state regulations.


The residential evaluation delivers an option that’s backed by quality proprietary data, experienced broker network, and high degree of quality control. Because the report delivers a value rather than a price, you have more flexibility in how you can use the residential evaluation, such as:

  • For loan amounts of less than $250,000*
  • HELOCs
  • Loan modifications
  • Banks’ regulatory requirements
  • Internal company policies requiring values

Evaluations are used in certain underwriting and serving scenarios, and different states have slightly different requirements. Tier 1 states require that a licensed real estate agent including the inspection and developing an opinion of value; in Tier 2 states a licensed or certified appraiser must develop the opinion of value.

Tier 1 (completed by a licensed real estate agent): AL, AK, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE,NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, and WI

Tier 2 (completed by a licensed appraiser): AZ, AR, CT, DE, DC, HI, ID, KS, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MT,NM, NC, NV, ND, PA, RI, TN, WV, and WY

Note: the regulatory threshold for residential evaluations is $250,000, unlike its cousin report the commercial evaluation at $500,000. Properties valued at less than these amounts qualify for an evaluation.