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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 13. Housing
Agency 10. Virginia Housing Development Authority
Chapter 150. Rules and Regulations for the Virginia Senior Home Equity Account Program
1/29/2020

13VAC10-150-90. Adjustments in the Maximum Amount.

The maximum amount available under a home equity account shall be adjusted annually in accordance with the schedule then established pursuant to 13VAC10-150-80 hereof. For the purpose of determining such adjusted maximum amount, the age of the borrower shall be his age (or, in the case of joint borrowers, the youngest borrower's age) as of January 1 of such year. Notwithstanding the foregoing, such maximum amount shall not be increased if (i) the authority has determined not to make funds available for such increase, or (ii) the applicant requests that the maximum amount not be increased.

If on or after five years from the date of extension of the home equity account the borrower has utilized the maximum amount available thereunder, he may request the authority to approve an increase in the value of the home. Such increase may be granted only if such increase is due to appreciation or improvements. Any such increase shall be determined by the authority based upon the then current assessed value, except that the authority may, at its option and at the request and cost of the borrower, obtain an appraisal for use by the authority, in lieu of the assessed value, in so determining the value of the home. The maximum amount available under the home equity account, as so increased, shall be calculated in accordance with the schedule established pursuant to 13VAC10-150-80 using the age of the borrower (or, in the case of joint borrowers, the age of the youngest borrower) as of January 1 of the year in which the request was made. Increases in such maximum amount are subject to the determination by the authority to make funds available therefor and shall be at the sole discretion of the authority.

In the event that the borrower had originally requested and received a home equity account in a maximum amount less than the maximum amount for which he was eligible under the schedule established pursuant to 13VAC10-150-80, the authority may, at its option and upon the written request of the borrower, increase the maximum amount available under the home equity account up to the maximum amount for which the borrower would then be eligible. Such an increase may be granted at any time upon the request of the borrower and without a determination of a new assessed or appraised value, subject to the authority's determination to make funds available therefor and shall be at the sole discretion of the authority.

Statutory Authority

§ 36-55.30:3 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR400-02-0015 § 4.2, eff. July 19, 1988; amended, Volume 05, Issue 06, eff. November 21, 1988; Volume 05, Issue 21, eff. July 1, 1989.

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