automated valuation model


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Automated Valuation Model

A computer model that estimates the value of a piece of real estate. While it is not as detailed as a full appraisal of the property, the automated valuation model is used as a substitute in some situations, such as the extension of a second mortgage or the assessment of property taxes. It is not used in considering a primary mortgage, which requires an appraisal.

automated valuation model (AVM)

Originally a computerized method of estimating large numbers of property values in an efficient,if not entirely accurate,manner;frequently used by tax appraisers to periodically reappraise properties for purposes of real estate taxes. A disgruntled property owner may appeal the valuation and present evidence the computer made a mistake in that particular instance. Today, AVM artificial intelligence has progressed to the level of respectability that lenders use it to appraise property for mortgage loan purposes and the IRS uses it to evaluate a taxpayer's assets.

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Designed for the delivery speed demanded by the current real estate-financing environment, Collateral Profile is an alternative product that bridges the gap between automated valuation models and traditional valuation products," said Gugenheim.
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And unlike most automated valuation models (AVMs), users can specify the desired accuracy level based on the requirements of individual portfolios, according to DataQuick.
The company offers both residential and commercial real estate valuation products including broker price opinions (BPOs), real estate appraisals, automated valuation models (AVMs), property photo and condition reports, retrospective valuations, commercial valuations and reconciliation/review products.
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