Tag: Self-employed

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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What Temporary Guidance Has Been Issued by FHA for Self-Employed Borrower Income?

Question: I am being challenged with a self-employed file and documenting it correctly.  What is needed in today’s COVID world? Answer: The requirements for the YTD P & L and the 2 months of bank statements are standard underwriting requirements. The only new COVID-related requirements for self-employed borrowers were recently issued in Mortgagee Letter 2020-23 […]

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FHA Mortgagee Letter 2020-24, Revision of Effective Date for COVID-19 – Updated Temporary Guidance for Verification of Self-Employment; Rental Income

Written by: Tracey Rumsey, Staff Writer This article highlights some important temporary guideline changes for FHA loans, especially for clients who are self-employed or have rental income. If you work with FHA loans this is a must-read! Rule Synopsis: Effective dates: Verification of business operations for self-employed borrowers and the rental income guidance is effective […]

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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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FHA HECM-Reverse Mortgage Updates for August

Written by: Melinda Hipp, Staff Writer Each month our HECM expert brings you the latest updates for FHA-HECM loans.  If this is an area of interest for you, make sure that you stay up to date with the changes by reading this article. Rule Synopsis: HUD issued mortgage letter 2020-24 Temporary guidance for case numbers […]

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