Tag: Alimony

Divorce Decree – Documenting a Change of Circumstance

Question: A divorce decree states that a borrower is required to pay alimony until ex-spouse is remarried or cohabitates with someone else. The ex-spouse has been cohabitating with someone for 4 years and as such my borrower has not made an alimony payment. How do I document this so that the liability is not counted? […]

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Fannie Mae Issues Fact Sheet for the Impact to Tax Returns and Income Reporting due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Dated April 16, 2019 [NEW MTP™- The Top 6 Tax Return Changes Affecting Income Documentation] AND [Updated Chart – Retirement Income Chart]

Written By:  Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer Those who master the art of deciphering the tax return for qualification purposes are those who master their market.  The tax return and requirements have changed drastically.  This article will keep you up to date on what you need to know. Rule Synopsis: Fannie Mae publishes a useful Fact […]

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Freddie Mac – Multiple Selling Guide Updates – Bulletin 2019-5 – Dated March 6, 2019 – Updated-Divorced & Separated Borrowers Chart – All Agencies

Written By: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer This is a big update with a lot of important changes from Freddie Mac.  Take the time to digest the upcoming rule changes by reading through this article and the accompanying bulletin. Rule Synopsis: Freddie Mac is updating their selling guide for a variety of topics. This article will […]

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Fannie Mae – Continuation of Income – What types of income require documenting a 3-yr. continuance and which ones do not? [NEW MTP – Documenting Continuance of Income]

Answer: Fannie Mae makes it easy to determine which types of income require documenting 3 years of continuance vs. income that does not require this documentation. Reference: B3-3.1-01, General Income Information (7/25/2017) Continuity of Income A key driver of successful homeownership is confidence that all income used in qualifying the borrower will continue to be […]

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