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    Subdivision 1. Listed here. For the purpose of exercising the specific powers granted in
section 462A.05 and effectuating the other purposes of this chapter, the agency shall have the
general powers granted in this section.
    Subd. 2. Suits. It may sue and be sued.
    Subd. 3. Seal. It may have a seal and alter the same at will.
    Subd. 4. Rules. It may make, and from time to time, amend and repeal rules not inconsistent
with the provisions of this chapter.
    Subd. 5. Personal property. It may acquire, hold and dispose of personal property for its
corporate purposes.
    Subd. 6. Transactions. It may enter into agreements or other transactions with any federal
or state agency, any person and any domestic or foreign partnership, corporation, association
or organization.
    Subd. 7. Real, personal property. It may, subject to the provisions of section 462A.05,
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, (1) acquire real or personal property, or an interest therein, including partnership
shares in housing-related partnerships, on either a temporary or long-term basis in its own name,
by purchase, exchange, gift, assignment, transfer, foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure, lease,
assignment of lease or otherwise, including rights or easements in real property; (2) own, hold,
manage, operate, clear, improve, and rehabilitate real or personal property; and (3) sell, assign,
lease, encumber, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of any real or personal property, or any interest
in that property, or mortgage lien or security interest owned by it or under its control, custody,
or in its possession and release or relinquish any right, title, claim, lien, interest, easement, or
demand however acquired, including any equity or right of redemption in property foreclosed
by it, and do any of the foregoing by public or private sale, with or without public bidding,
notwithstanding the provisions of any other law.
    Subd. 8. Sale of loan paper. It may sell, at public or private sale, any note, mortgage or other
instrument or obligation evidencing or securing a loan, including a certificate evidencing an
interest in one or more loans. The agency may, in connection with such a sale, retain the right or
obligation to collect the principal and interest on the loan, to enter into commitments for timely
remittal of the principal and interest, or to provide any other services as described in the certificate.
    Subd. 9. Property casualty insurance. It may procure insurance against any loss in
connection with its property in such amounts, and from such insurers, as may be necessary or
    Subd. 10. Change of rates, terms. It may consent, whenever it deems it necessary or
desirable in the fulfillment of its corporate purpose, to the modification of the rate of interest,
time of payment or any installment of principal or interest, or any other term, of any mortgage
loan, mortgage loan commitment, construction loan, temporary loan, contract or agreement
of any kind to which the agency is a party.
    Subd. 11. Rules. It may make and publish rules pursuant to chapter 14 respecting its
mortgage lending, construction lending, rehabilitation lending, grants, and temporary lending, and
any such other rules as are necessary to effectuate its corporate purpose.
    Subd. 12. Debt. It may borrow money to carry out and effectuate its corporate purpose and
may issue its bonds or notes as evidence of any such borrowing in accordance with sections
462A.08 to 462A.17.
    Subd. 13.[Repealed, 1973 c 515 s 40]
    Subd. 14.[Repealed, 1973 c 515 s 40]
    Subd. 15.[Repealed, 1973 c 515 s 40]
    Subd. 16.[Repealed, 1973 c 515 s 40]
History: 1971 c 702 s 6; 1973 c 35 s 75; 1973 c 515 s 20,21; 1974 c 441 s 11; 1980 c 593 s
4; 1982 c 424 s 130; 1983 c 185 s 7; 1984 c 640 s 32; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1987 c 350 s 7,8; 1992
c 522 s 30; 1996 c 305 art 2 s 61; 1Sp2001 c 4 art 4 s 12,13

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