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110 STAT. 2928 PUBLIC LAW 104-204—SEPT. 26, 1996 (b) DEFINITION OF FAMILY MEMBER.— Section 201 of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1707) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsections: "(e) The term 'family member' means, with respect to a mortgagor under such section, a child, parent, or grandparent of the mortgagor (or the mortgagor's spouse). In determining whether any of the relationships referred to in the preceding sentence exist, a legally adopted son or daughter of an individual (and a child who is a member of an individual's household, if placed with such individual by an authorized placement agency for legal adoption by such individual), and a foster child of an individual, shall be treated as a child of such individual by blood. "(f) The term 'child' means, with respect to a mortgagor under such section, a son, stepson, daughter, or stepdaughter of such mortgagor.". SEC. 426, CALCULATION OF DOWNPAYMENT.—Section 203(b) of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1709(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: " (10) ALASKA AND HAWAII. — "(A) IN GENERAL.— Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection, with respect to a mortgage originated in the State of Alaska or the State of Hawaii and endorsed for insurance in fiscal year 1997, involving a principal obligation not in excess of the sum of— "(i) the amount of the mortgage insurance premium paid at the time the mortgage is insured; and "(ii)(l) in the case of a mortgage for a property with an appraised value equal to or less than $50,000, 98.75 percent of the appraised value of the property; "(II) in the case of a mortgage for a property with an appraised value in excess of $50,000 but not in excess of $125,000, 97.65 percent of the appraised value of the property; "(III) in the case of a mortgage for a property with an appraised value in excess of $125,000, 97.15 percent of the appraised value of the property; or "(IV) notwithstanding subclauses (II) and (III), in the case of a mortgage for a property with an appraised value in excess of $50,000 that is located in an area of the State for which the average closing cost exceeds 2.10 percent of the average, for the State, of the sale price of properties located in the State for which mortgages have been executed, 97.75 percent of the appraised value of the property. "(B) AVERAGE CLOSING COST.— For purposes of this paragraph, the term 'average closing cost' means, with respect to a State, the average, for mortgages executed for properties that are located within the State, of the total amounts (as determined by the Secretary) of initial service charges, appraisal, inspection, and other fees (as the Secretary shall approve) that are paid in connection with such mortgages.". SEC. 427. DELEGATION OF SINGLE FAMILY MORTGAGE INSURING AUTHORITY TO DIRECT ENDORSEMENT MORTGAGEES. — Title II of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1707 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: