38 CFR 36.4500 - Applicability and qualified mortgage status.

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§ 36.4500 Applicability and qualified mortgage status.

(a)Applicability to direct loans. The regulations concerning direct loans to veterans shall be applicable to loans made by Department of Veterans Affairs pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 3711.

(b)Applicability to direct loans to Native Americans. Sections 36.4501, 36.4512, and 36.4527, which concern direct loans to Native American veterans shall be applicable to loans made by the Secretary pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 3761 through 3764.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4012a)

(c)Safe harbor qualified mortgage -

(1)Defined. A safe harbor qualified mortgage meets the Ability-to-Repay requirements of sections 129B and 129C of the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) regardless of whether the loan might be considered a high cost mortgage transaction as defined by section 103bb of TILA ( 15 U.S.C. 1602bb).

(2)Applicability of safe harbor qualified mortgage. All VA direct loans made pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 3711, Native American Direct Loans made pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 3761, et seq., and vendee loans made pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 3720 and 3733 are safe harbor qualified mortgages.

(Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1639C(b)(3)(B)(ii), 38 U.S.C. 3710)

(d)Restatement. Title 38, U.S.C. chapter 37 is a continuation and restatement of the provisions of title III of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, and may be considered to be an amendment to such title III. References in the regulations concerning direct loans to veterans to the sections or chapters of title 38, United States Code, shall, where applicable, be deemed to refer to the prior corresponding provisions of the law.

[ 24 FR 2658, Apr. 7, 1959, as amended at 58 FR 59660, Nov. 10, 1993; 62 FR 5531, Feb. 6, 1997; 79 FR 26628, May 9, 2014]

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