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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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