45.31(2) (2) "Authority" means the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.
45.31(3) (3) "Authorized lender" means any lender or servicer authorized under s. 45.37 (5) (a) 5. to make or service loans under s. 45.37.
45.31(4) (4) "Closing costs" include:
45.31(4)(a) (a) Any origination fee authorized under s. 45.37 (5) (b).
45.31(4)(b) (b) Attorney fees.
45.31(4)(c) (c) Recording fees.
45.31(4)(d) (d) Other costs authorized by the department.
45.31(5) (5) "Eligible person" means any person eligible under s. 45.33 (1) and not disqualified under s. 45.33 (2) to receive a loan under this subchapter.
45.31(6) (6) "Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation" means the corporation created under 12 USC 1451 to 1459.
45.31(7) (7) "Funds" include cash on hand and liquid investments owned by the veteran and his or her spouse, individually or jointly, unless the veteran and spouse are legally separated under s. 767.35 (1).
45.31(8) (8) "Guaranteed loan" means a loan guaranteed by the U.S. department of veterans affairs under 38 USC 1801 to 1827.
45.31(9) (9) "Home" means a building or portion of a building used by the veteran as a residence, and includes condominiums and income-producing property, a portion of which is used as a principal place of residence by the veteran, and the land, including existing improvements, appertaining to the building.
45.31(10) (10) "Income" means the sum of the federal adjusted gross income plus any income received that may reasonably be expected to be regular and dependable.
45.31(11) (11) "Insurer" means any insurer authorized to do business in this state.
45.31(12) (12) "Manufactured home" means a manufactured home, as defined in s. 101.91 (2).
45.31(13) (13) "Monthly payment" means all of the following:
45.31(13)(a) (a) Required payments on principal and interest.
45.31(13)(b) (b) Insurance premiums for coverage required under s. 45.37 (3) (b).
45.31(13)(c) (c) One-twelfth of annual real estate taxes on the mortgaged property.
45.31(14) (14) "Qualified purpose" means any purpose authorized under s. 45.34 (1).
45.31(15) (15) "Qualified veterans' mortgage bonds" means federally tax-exempt bonds issued under the authority of 26 USC 143.
45.31 History History: 2005 a. 22, 25; 2007 a. 11, 96.
45.31 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. VA 4, Wis. adm. code.
45.32 45.32 Powers of the department. With respect to loans made by and mortgages and mortgage notes executed or properties mortgaged to the department or to authorized lenders under this subchapter, the department may do any of the following:
45.32(1) (1) Execute necessary instruments.
45.32(2) (2) Collect interest and principal.
45.32(3) (3) Compromise indebtedness due on mortgage notes.
45.32(4) (4) Sue and be sued.
45.32(5) (5) Exercise the rights of a mortgagee, generally including the right to do any of the following:
45.32(5)(a) (a) Acquire or take possession of the mortgaged property and in so doing the department may accept voluntary surrender and conveyance of title to the property in full satisfaction of a mortgage debt or may bid for and purchase the property at a sheriff's sale or replevin the property.
45.32(5)(b) (b) Commit itself to execute and execute subordination agreements, partial releases, and other necessary instruments.
45.32(5)(c) (c) Set up and follow procedures to assure proper disbursement of the proceeds of insurance checks, share drafts, or other drafts covering damages sustained on mortgaged properties.
45.32(5)(d) (d) Pay the principal and interest on any obligations incurred in connection with the mortgages on the property including real estate taxes, insurance premiums, attorney fees, and obligations created as a result of its exercise of powers vested in it under this subchapter.
45.32(5)(e) (e) Exercise any other powers as may be necessary for the efficient administration of this subchapter.
45.32(6) (6) In contracts entered into under s. 45.37 (5) (a) 1., empower authorized lenders to exercise any of the powers vested in the department under this subchapter.
45.32(7) (7) Manage, operate, lease, exchange, sell, and otherwise convey real property.
45.32(8) (8) Grant easements in any real property the department acquires.
45.32(9) (9) Upon application by the mortgagor and agreement in writing executed by the parties:
45.32(9)(a) (a) Extend the time in which the obligation under a mortgage note or any part of the obligation must be paid.
45.32(9)(b) (b) Reduce the amounts of monthly installments and provide other terms and conditions relative to time and manner of repaying the obligation as it deems necessary or reasonable.
45.32 History History: 2005 a. 22.
45.33 45.33 Eligibility and disqualifying factors.
45.33(1) (1) Eligible persons. Subject to sub. (2) (a) or (b), the following persons may receive a loan under this subchapter:
45.33(1)(a) (a) A veteran.
45.33(1)(b) (b) A person who served on active duty for more than 6 months during the period between February 1, 1955, and August 4, 1964, and was honorably discharged.
45.33(1)(c) (c) The unremarried surviving spouse or dependent child, as defined in s. 45.01 (6) (b), of a deceased veteran or of a deceased person described in par. (b).
45.33(1)(d) (d) Any person who has completed 6 continuous years of service under honorable conditions in the army or air national guard or in any reserve component of the U.S. armed forces, and who is living in this state at the time of his or her application for benefits.
45.33(2) (2)Disqualifying factors.
45.33(2)(a)(a) A person listed in sub. (1) may not receive a loan under this subchapter if the department or authorized lender determines that any of the following applies:
45.33(2)(a)1. 1. The person will be incurring an excessive indebtedness in view of the person's income.
45.33(2)(a)2. 2. The person has a previous loan outstanding under this subchapter, unless any of the following applies:
45.33(2)(a)2.a. a. The previous loan has been assumed by an eligible person with the department's approval upon the sale of the residence securing the previous loan.
45.33(2)(a)2.b. b. The person is applying for a loan under s. 45.37 for a purpose under s. 45.34 (1) (c) and the previous loan was made under s. 45.37.
45.33(2)(b) (b) A person listed in sub. (1) who is not a permanently and totally disabled veteran may not receive a loan under this subchapter if the department or authorized lender determines that any of the following applies:
45.33(2)(b)1. 1. The person is delinquent in child support or maintenance payments or owes past support, medical expenses, or birth expenses, as evidenced by the appearance of the person's name on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b), unless the person provides the department or authorized lender with one of the following:
45.33(2)(b)1.a. a. A repayment agreement that the person has entered into, that has been accepted by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that has been kept current for the 6-month period immediately preceding the date of the application.
45.33(2)(b)1.b. b. A statement that the person is not delinquent in child support or maintenance payments and does not owe past support, medical expenses, or birth expenses, signed by the department of children and families or its designee within 7 working days before the date of the application.
45.33(2)(b)2. 2. The amount of the loan exceeds 2.5 times the median price of a home in this state. The department shall establish the median price of a home in this state for each fiscal year by using the most recent housing price index generated by the Wisconsin Realtors Association before July 1.
45.33 History History: 2005 a. 22, 25, 253; 2007 a. 20.
45.34 45.34 Uses for loan proceeds.
45.34(1) (1) Mortgage loan program. An authorized lender may, with the approval of the department, make loans under s. 45.37 for any of the following purposes:
45.34(1)(a) (a) The purchase of one of the following:
45.34(1)(a)1. 1. A manufactured home or real property on which a manufactured home is to be situated, but only if the eligible person has available and applies on the total cost of the property, an amount equivalent to at least 15 percent of the total cost. This 15 percent requirement does not apply to a disabled veteran.
45.34(1)(a)2. 2. A home and eligible rehabilitation of a home, as defined in s. 234.49 (1) (d).
45.34(1)(b) (b) The construction of a home, including housing accommodation and garage, and the acquisition of land therefor.
45.34(1)(c) (c) A loan to improve a home, including the construction of a garage or the removal or other alteration of existing improvements that were made to improve the accessibility of a home for a permanently and totally disabled individual.
45.34(1)(d) (d) Refinancing the balance due on an indebtedness that was incurred for a use designated in pars. (a) to (c).
45.34(2) (2)Conditions.
45.34(2)(a)(a) No loan may be made under this subchapter if the department or authorized lender determines that the total cost of the property exceeds its market value unless the amount by which the cost of the property exceeds its market value is paid by the borrower in addition to the contribution required by s. 45.35. This paragraph does not apply to a permanently and totally disabled veteran.
45.34(2)(b) (b) The department or authorized lender may require any person applying for a loan under this subchapter to certify that:
45.34(2)(b)1. 1. The property to be purchased, constructed, improved, or refinanced with financial assistance under this subchapter will be used by the person as a residence.
45.34(2)(b)2. 2. Unless other acceleration provisions are permitted under s. 45.36 (2), the loan made under this subchapter will be repaid in full upon sale of the residence or any of the person's interest in it. A divorce judgment divesting the person's interest in the residence or a quitclaim deed executed under the judgment does not constitute a sale.
45.34(3) (3)Qualified veterans mortgage bonds. If the source of the funding for a loan under this subchapter is the proceeds of a qualified veterans mortgage bond, the department shall apply any applicable requirements of the Internal Revenue Code in determining a person's eligibility for a loan to assure that the bonds are exempt from federal tax.
45.34 History History: 2005 a. 22, 25; 2011 a. 260.
45.35 45.35 Contribution. No loan may be made under this subchapter unless, in addition to the closing costs that the person may be required to pay, the person has available, and applies on the total cost of the property for which the loan is made, an amount equivalent to at least 5% of the total cost. The amount may consist of money or other assets, including equity in real property. This section does not apply to a permanently and totally disabled veteran.
45.35 History History: 2005 a. 22.
45.36 45.36 Manner of repayment.
45.36(1)(1) Monthly payments; right to prepay. Each loan made under this subchapter shall be repaid in monthly installments with the option to pay additional sums. Any additional payments must be paid on the regular installment payment date.
45.36(2) (2)Acceleration provisions. All loans made under this subchapter shall be repaid in full upon sale of the residence securing the loan or any interest in such residence, unless one of the following applies:
45.36(2)(a) (a) The sale is to another eligible person.
45.36(2)(b) (b) The department or authorized lender servicing the loan determines that acceleration will jeopardize collection of the loan balance.
45.36(2)(c) (c) The loan is a guaranteed loan which is assumed or paid in regular monthly installments under s. 45.37 (11) (a).
45.36 History History: 2005 a. 22.
45.37 45.37 Mortgage loan program.
45.37(1) (1) Loans authorized. An authorized lender or a county veterans service officer may, as agent for and with the approval of the department, make loans to eligible persons for qualified purposes in the manner provided under this section.
45.37(2) (2)Loan applications.
45.37(2)(a)(a) Applications for loans under this section for a purpose specified in s. 45.34 (1) (a), (b), or (d) shall be made to an authorized lender and applications for loans under this section for a purpose specified under s. 45.34 (1) (c) may be made to the department or to a county veterans service officer on forms approved by the department and signed by the applicant. If the applicant is married and not legally separated under s. 767.001 (1) (d) or in the process of obtaining a divorce, the applicant's spouse also shall sign the application.
45.37(2)(b) (b) The applicant may apply directly to the department or through a county veterans service officer for certification of eligibility.
45.37(3) (3)Loans to be secured.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Oct. 4, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Oct. 4, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-4-14)