Tag: Refinance

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 Mae – Updated FAQs for COVID – Dated July 29, 2020 and Freddie Mac – Updated FAQs for COVID – Dated July 29, 2020

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer The agencies are being bombarded with questions during COVID.  This FAQ addresses many of the most common questions.  Take the time to read through these and make your life easier! Rule Synopsis: The GSE’s (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) have updated their FAQ documents for COVID-related (temporary) changes to […]

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Cash-Out Refinance Waiting Period on an Inherited Property

Question: Our client inherited a property from her mother and wants to rent it out.  When can she do a cash-out refinance on that property so that she has the available funds to fix up the property? Answer: It sounds like she was awarded the property and should be able to refinance the home into […]

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Paying Off a Construction Loan Using VA Financing

Question: We have a VA client that bought a lot and then built a home using construction financing through a local bank. Both the lot and the loan are in our client’s name. The property is now finished, and they want to refinance to consolidate the lot loan and construction loan.  Is this a cash-out […]

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