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Fannie Mae – Updated FAQs for COVID – Dated July 1, 2020 and Freddie Mac – Updated FAQs for COVID – Dated July 1, 2020

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer What to do with COVID-19, and its impact on your clients, continues to evolve with the agencies.  Read through this update where the agencies address the latest FAQs. Rule Synopsis: The GSE’s (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) have updated their FAQ documents for COVID-related (temporary) changes to Mortgage Origination, […]

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Fannie Mae Updated Lender Letter LL-2020-04 – COVID19 Impact to Appraisals – Condos – Renovation – FAQs

Written by:  Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer Rule Synopsis: Fannie Mae published UPDATED directions and guidance for appraisals (LL-2020-4) due to the impact on industries due to COVID-19 and these updates caused the FAQ document to be updated as well. Fannie Mae is using the original Lender Letters and their original FAQ document to update and […]

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Fannie Mae – Adding New Person to Title for Cash-Out

Question: My client has owned a property for 12 months and wants to add his friend to the title so that they can do a cash-out refinance to pay off the mortgage and cash-out the money spent on renovating the property. Is there a waiting period involved, and how do I document this file? Answer: […]

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Fannie Mae – HomePossible™- Borrowers on Title: If an occupying co-borrower wants to be on the note but not the deed, will the down payment be 3% or 5%? [MC Chart – 97% Fannie Vs. Freddie Chart]

Answer: If all borrowers are occupying, then 3% is acceptable.  It sounds like they are signing the Note but not the mortgage deed, which shouldn’t be an issue as long as they are an occupying co-borrower and will have their debts and income assessed in the overall eligibility of the loan.    Social Media Post: Fannie […]

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Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac – Property Titled to LLC: Can a borrower transfer a loan (title) from their name into the name of an LLC?

Answer: Fannie and Freddie only provide loans to individuals, not entities/corporations like an LLC. You would have to check with the loan servicer to see if they would allow the title (after loan is closed) to be changed to an LLC. When you are originating a loan to be sold to Fannie or Freddie, the title […]

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