Tag: Purchase

Fannie Mae SEL–2021-03 and SEL-2021-04 – Both Dated January 14, 2021 – and Freddie Mac Bulletin 2021-1 Dated January 14, 2021 – COVID Flexibilities Extended

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer As COVID continues, the agencies continue to review and address underwriting flexibilities.  It is important to read through these to keep up on what changes are being made or what changes are being eliminated. Rule Synopsis: Fannie Mae updated LL-2020-03 and LL-2020-04 and renamed them to LL-2021-03 and LL-2021-04; […]

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FHA Underwriting Guidelines for Borrowers with previous Mortgage Payment Forbearance – Mortgagee Letter 2020-30

Written by:  Tracey Rumsey, Staff Writer Rule Synopsis: Effective dates May be implemented immediately but must be implemented for case numbers assigned on or after November 9, 2020. Affected Programs Only Title II Single Family Forward programs. New FHA Mortgage Eligibility A borrower will be considered eligible for a new FHA-insured mortgage when previously granted […]

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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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Fannie and Freddie Publish Refinance & Home Purchase Eligibility Requirements for Borrowers in Forbearance – FNMA LL-2020-03 – Updated May 19, 2020 and FHLMC Bulletin 2020-75 – Dated May 93, 2020 and FHFA Media Announcement – Dated May 19, 2020

Written by Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer Rule Synopsis: The GSE’s (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), at the direction of their regulator (the FHFA), have released information on temporary eligibility requirements for borrowers who are in forbearance, or recently ended their forbearance and are now looking to refinance an existing home or buy a new home. […]

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