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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 13. Housing
Agency 10. Virginia Housing Development Authority
Chapter 40. Rules and Regulations for Single Family Mortgage Loans to Persons and Families of Low and Moderate Income
7/9/2020

13VAC10-40-190. Property Guidelines.

For each application the authority must make the determination that the property will constitute adequate security for the loan. That determination may be based in whole or in part upon a real estate appraisal's determination of the value and condition of the property, unless an appraisal is not required based upon the applicable insurer, guarantor, or investor program requirements. Such appraisal must be performed by an appraiser licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

When the residence is located in an area experiencing a decline in property values as determined by the appraiser or the executive director based upon objective quantitative data, the executive director may establish additional requirements, including lower loan to value ratios, for such loan as determined necessary by the executive director to protect the financial interests of the authority.

All properties must be structurally sound and in adequate condition to preserve the continued marketability of the property and to protect the health and safety of the occupants. Eligible properties must possess features that are acceptable to typical purchasers in the subject market area and provide adequate amenities. Eligible properties must meet the property guidelines of the applicable insurer, guarantor, or investor.

In addition, manufactured housing, both new construction and certain existing, may be financed only if the loan meets the requirements of the applicable insurer, guarantor, or investor. Manufactured housing must also meet federal manufactured home construction and safety standards administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; be permanently attached to the land and anchored per manufacturer specifications or state and local building codes; and have the wheels, axles, and trailer hitches removed. In addition, the property must be assessed and taxed as real estate, and there must be evidence that the title has been surrendered to DMV and all personal property liens released. The authority may also impose other property requirements and offer other financing terms for manufactured housing, provided that the executive director determines that such property requirements and financing terms adequately protect the financial integrity of the program.

Statutory Authority

§ 36-55.30:3 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR400-02-0003 § 2.14, eff. July 16, 1985; amended, Volume 02, Issue 03, eff. October 15, 1985; Volume 02, Issue 10, eff. January 21, 1986; Volume 02, Issue 18, eff. May 20, 1986; Volume 03, Issue 03, eff. December 10, 1986; Volume 03, Issue 23, eff. August 10, 1987; Volume 04, Issue 14, eff. March 16, 1988; Volume 05, Issue 03, eff. October 19, 1988; Volume 05, Issue 12, eff. March 1, 1989; Volume 05, Issue 21, eff. July 1, 1989; Volume 06, Issue 10, eff. January 16, 1990; Volume 07, Issue 10, eff. January 16, 1991; Volume 07, Issue 23, eff. July 18, 1991; Volume 08, Issue 06, eff. December 1, 1991; Volume 08, Issue 17, eff. April 23, 1992; Volume 09, Issue 20, eff. July 1, 1993; Volume 10, Issue 15, eff. March 16, 1994; Volume 10, Issue 21, eff. June 21, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 19, eff. June 1, 1995; Volume 12, Issue 11, eff. February 5, 1996; Volume 14, Issue 11, eff. January 28, 1998; Volume 17, Issue 22, eff. June 20, 2001; Volume 19, Issue 25, eff. August 1, 2003; Volume 20, Issue 03, eff. September 25, 2003; Volume 24, Issue 07, eff. November 13, 2007; Volume 35, Issue 14, eff. March 4, 2019.

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