Tag: Discount Points

VA Circular 26-20-25 Change 1, Impact of CARES Act Forbearance on VA Purchase and Refinance Transactions, September 15, 2020, Effective immediately.

Written by: Tracey Rumsey, Staff Writer How to guide your clients who exercised their Forbearance rights under the CARES Act will be an ongoing topic for mortgage professionals.  In this update VA clarifies the seasoning requirements. Rule Synopsis: Effective date September 15, 2020 Summary Circular 26-20-25 is changed as follows: Page 3, Paragraph 6 d. […]

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VA – Discount Points on an IRRRL: Does VA require an appraisal when any discount points are being charged on an IRRRL? VA Refinance Comparison Chart

Answer: VA only requires an appraisal on an IRRRL when a fixed rate is refinanced to an ARM rate and the 2% reduction in rate was produced solely from discount points.  (See the details below.) Reference: VA Guidelines – Chapter 4 Fixed to ARM: New rate must be 2% lower and the new rate can’t be […]

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