State Certified Residential Appraiser
(1)A state certified residential appraiser (SCRA) is authorized to appraise:
(a)All types of one-to-four family residential real property without regard to complexity or transaction value, which includes the appraisal of vacant or unimproved land that is utilized for one-to-four family residential purposes, and where the highest and best use is for one-to-four family residential purposes;
(b)All other types of real property having a transaction value of less than $250,000.
(2)The certified residential classification does not include the appraisal of subdivisions for which a development analysis/appraisal is necessary.
(3)A state certified residential appraiser may appraise rural properties with one or more of the following:
(a)One to four unit single family residential properties:
(b)Other rural properties primarily used for recreation or other non-income producing purposes.
(4)A state certified residential appraiser may not appraise rural properties with one or more of the following:
(a)Primary use for production of agricultural income which is included in the value:
(b)Commercially valuable timber and/or mineral interests which is included in the value;
(c)Development potential for commercial or industrial improvements;
(e)Land or properties with environmental hazards.
(5)The state certified residential appraiser may appraise properties involving partial taking or where the value of the larger parcel is within the scope of practice for the state certified residential appraiser. If, during the course of a condemnation or partial taking appraisal assignment, the appraiser could reasonably expect the before value of the larger parcel to exceed the allowable transaction value for the state certified residential appraiser, the appraiser shall inform the client for whom the appraisal is being performed that the assignment exceeds the scope of their appraiser’s practice.
(a)In condemnation, “larger parcel” is defined as that portion of a property which has unity of ownership, contiguity, and unity of use. These are the three conditions which must be present to establish the larger parcel for the purpose of considering the extent of severance. Condemnation means:
(A)The process by which property is acquired for public purposes through legal proceedings under the power of eminent domain;
(B)The act of a federal, state, county, or city government or district or public utility corporation vested with the right of eminent domain to take private property for public use when a public necessity exists;
(C)Upon payment of just compensation, the act of a sovereign in substituting itself in the place of the owner and taking all or part of the rights of the owner.
Rule 161-025-0005 — State Certified Residential Appraiser,