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Georgia State Code
Title      43
Chapter     39A  
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Title 43, Chapter 39A, Section 2 (43-39A-2)

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Analysis" means a study of real estate or real property other than one estimating value.

(2) "Appraisal" or "real estate appraisal" means an analysis, opinion, or conclusion prepared by an appraiser relating to the nature, quality, value, or utility of specified interests in, or aspects of, identified real estate. An appraisal may be classified by subject matter into either a valuation or an analysis.

(3) "Appraisal report" means any communication, written or oral, of an appraisal. For purposes of this chapter, the testimony of an appraiser dealing with the appraiser's analyses, conclusions, or opinions concerning identified real property is deemed to be an oral appraisal report.

(4) "Appraisal Subcommittee" means the designees of the heads of the federal financial institutions regulatory agencies established by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978 (12 U.S.C. Section 3301, et seq.), as amended.

(5) "Appraiser" means any person who, for a valuable consideration or with the intent or expectation of receiving the same from another, engages in real estate appraisal activity on any type of real estate or real property.

(6) "Appraiser classification" means any category of appraiser which the board creates by designating criteria for qualification for such category and by designating the scope of practice permitted for such category.

(7) "Board" means the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board established pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

(8) "Certified appraisal" or "certified appraisal report" means an appraisal or appraisal report given, signed, and certified as such by a certified real estate appraiser. A certified appraisal or appraisal report represents to the public that it meets the appraisal standards defined in this chapter.

(9) "Commission" means the Georgia Real Estate Commission created in Code Section 43-40-2.

(10) "Commissioner" means the real estate commissioner.

(11) "Evaluation assignment" means an engagement for which an appraiser is employed or retained to give an analysis, opinion, or conclusion that relates to the nature, quality, or utility of identified real estate or identified real property.

(12) "Federally related transaction" means any real estate related financial transaction which (A) a federal financial institutions regulatory agency or the Resolution Trust Corporation engages in, contracts for, or regulates; and (B) requires the services of an appraiser.

(13) "Independent 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 of identified real estate or identified real property.

(14) "Real estate" means condominiums and leaseholds as well as any other interest or estate in land, whether corporeal, incorporeal, freehold, or nonfreehold and whether the real estate is situated in this state or elsewhere. Such term also includes any structure or structures equipped with the necessary service connections and made so as to be readily moveable as a unit or units when such a structure is affixed to land.

(15) "Real estate appraisal activity" means the act or process of valuation of real estate or real property and preparing an appraisal report.

(16) "Real estate related financial transaction" means any transaction involving:

(A) The sale, lease, purchase, or exchange of or investment in real estate or real property or the financing thereof;

(B) The refinancing of real estate or real property; and

(C) The use of real estate or real property as security for a loan or investment, including mortgage backed securities.

(17) "Real property" means one or more defined interests, benefits, and rights inherent in the ownership of real estate.

(18) "Specialized services" means services, other than independent appraisal assignments which are performed by an appraiser. Specialized services may include marketing, financing, and feasibility studies; valuations; analyses; and opinions and conclusions given in connection with activities such as real estate brokerage, mortgage banking, real estate counseling, and real estate tax counseling.

(19) "State" includes any state, district, territory, possession, or province of the United States or Canada.

(20) "Valuation" means an estimate of the value of real estate or real property.

(21) "Valuation assignment" means an engagement for which an appraiser is employed or retained to give an analysis, opinion, or conclusion that estimates the value of an identified parcel of real estate or identified real property at a particular point in time.

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