Tag: Income

Fannie Mae – Updated FAQs for COVID – Updated September 17, 2020 and Freddie Mac – Updated FAQs for COVID – Updated September 24, 2020

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer The COVID FAQs from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are huge.  It is important to keep up with how COVID related issue will affect your clients now and into the future. Rule Synopsis: The GSE’s (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) have updated their FAQ documents for COVID related (temporary) […]

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Fannie Mae – DU Validation Service Release Notes – Effective October 17, 2020 & Best Practices for Income and Employment Verifications Job Aid

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer With this guideline update Fannie Mae is making a big announcement that will affect your processing flow and rep/warranty status on your files. This is a must read for anyone in retail or wholesale origination. Rule Synopsis: Fannie Mae discontinues employment and income validation using manual reports. Fannie Mae […]

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Freddie Mac Selling Guide Updates – Bulletin 2020-36 – Dated September 2, 2020 – Updated “Grossing Up Income Chart”

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer Freddie Mac is getting back into the rhythm of guideline changes and clarifications.  This update includes some important changes that may have you considering using Fannie Mae for some types of income! Rule Synopsis: Freddie Mac is updating their selling guide for a variety of topics. This article will […]

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Fannie Mae Selling Guide Announcement SEL–2020-03 – Updated August 27, 2020

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer The scariest phrase in mortgage lending today is “Self-Employed Borrower”.  The agencies have gotten hypersensitive to those who own their own companies during a pandemic.  Read through this article to hear a “true confession” and the resources you need to work with clients that are self-employed! Rule Synopsis: Fannie […]

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How is COVID Pay Being Treated by Fannie Mae?

Question: I have a client with a paystub that shows “COVID Pay”.  The employee worked reduced hours/fewer days per week due to the pandemic.  The employer states that the COVID pay is the difference between what they would have earned and what they earned.  Now that the company shutdown is over, our client is back […]

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