Tag: Condo

Fannie Mae Selling Guide Announcement SEL–2020-03 – Dated June 3, 2020

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer This bulletin is FULL of important updates.  Make sure that you read through the various changes that may apply to your business. Rule Synopsis: Fannie Mae is updating their selling guide for a variety of topics. This article will focus on the topics that benefit originators. The updates announced […]

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Freddie Mac – COVID19 Updates – Condo Projects – Appraisal FAQs – ChoiceRenovation

Written by:  Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer Effective Immediately with all loans in Process! Rule Synopsis: Freddie Mac issued another Bulletin (2019-11) related to the COVID-19 related issues and they also updated their FAQ document to add additional questions that have cropped up due to the pandemic. Freddie Mac is taking a different approach than Fannie […]

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USDA Condominium Approvals

Question: How does USDA handle approving condominiums for financing? Answer: USDA simply states that the condominium project must be in compliance with HUD/FHA, VA, Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac regulations. They leave it up to the lender to make that determination and provide that certification. Reference: USDA Condo Guidelines – HB-1-3555 Chapter 5 Supporting Resource: […]

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FHA New Condominium Section of Handbook 4000.1, FHA Info #19-34, Effective October 15, 2019. NEW CHART – FHA Condominium Project Approval Requirements

Written by: Tracey Rumsey, Staff Writer Big changes on the FHA Condominium front. If you work with condominiums, this is a must STUDY article as well as the other article published this month regarding the process for FHA Spot Approvals. Rule Synopsis: Case numbers assigned on or after October 15, 2019 and/or Condominium Project Approvals […]

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Fannie Mae – Limited Review Condo Process: What are the requirements for limited review condominiums? [Condominium Limited Review – Fannie & Freddie – Chart]

Answer: Mortgage Currentcy has a nice chart on this subject, but for further details, here are the guidelines from the manual. Reference: B4-2.2-01, Limited Review Process (06/05/2018) To be eligible for a Limited Review, the unit securing the mortgage must be an attached unit in an established condo project. Transactions Eligible for a Limited Review […]

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