United States Code

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§ 3355.
Broker price opinions
(a)
General prohibition

In conjunction with the purchase of a consumer’s principal dwelling, broker price opinions may not be used as the primary basis to determine the value of a piece of property for the purpose of a loan origination of a residential mortgage loan secured by such piece of property.

(b)
Broker price opinion defined

For purposes of this section, the term “broker price opinion” means an estimate prepared by a real estate broker, agent, or sales person that details the probable selling price of a particular piece of real estate property and provides a varying level of detail about the property’s condition, market, and neighborhood, and information on comparable sales, but does not include an automated valuation model, as defined in section 3354(c) 1

1
 See References in Text note below.
of this title.

(Pub. L. 101–73, title XI, § 1126, as added Pub. L. 111–203, title XIV, § 1473(r), July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 2198.)
cite as: 12 USC 3355