Fannie Mae – Desktop Underwriter/Desktop Originator Release Notes DU Version 10.3 December Update – Updated October 31, 2018 – Effective December 8, 2018.

Written By: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer There is a big change coming from Fannie Mae, especially as it relates to higher-risk borrowers.  Read through this update to find out what you need to know. Rule Synopsis: Fannie Mae announces the newest DU Version to be released: DU Version 10.3. The changes in this release will [...]

2018-11-09T08:44:26-05:00November 9th, 2018|

USDA – Revisions to USDA Rural Development HB-1-3555 Chapter 9 “Income Analysis”-Advance Notice-Effective Date Pending [NEW MTP-The Top 10 USDA Changes to Income-Related Requirements]

[Update:  Released 10-17-2018 – Official Effective Date of 12-15-2018 for Guideline Changes. See Agency Announcement in Supporting Resources.] Written By: David Hail, Staff Writer Big changes are on the horizon for USDA with regard to income analysis.  If you work with USDA loans, you must read this update and the attached releases.  Be sure to spread [...]

2018-10-17T14:49:18-05:00October 10th, 2018|

Fannie Mae Fact Sheet – Underwriting Borrowers without Traditional Credit – “Automating a Manual Process” – Dated April 2018

By: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer Non-Traditional credit does not mean “no mortgage”.  In fact, lenders who do not offer underwriting options for borrowers in this category significantly increase their risk for fair lending violations.  Read this update to learn what Fannie has to say about borrowers without traditional credit. Rule Synopsis: Fannie Mae created a [...]

2018-05-29T16:32:18-05:00May 9th, 2018|

USDA – Stock Options – Reserves: Can I use employer-provided stock options for asset reserves if the borrower is not fully vested?

Answer: If the borrower is not vested then you cannot use this asset. You can only count up to 60% of the vested value. Reference: 3555 Chapter 5 Cash Reserves Although cash reserves after closing are not required for the SFHGLP, cash reserves are considered in the risk assessment provided by GUS. When disclosing the [...]

2018-05-29T17:07:27-05:00April 24th, 2018|