HUD: FHA Additional COVID-19 Recovery Options for Homeowners Announced

Streamlined COVID-19 Recovery “waterfall” includes broader payment reductions for those most in danger of losing their homes due to COVID-19 financial hardships The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on July 23, 2021 announced streamlined COVID-19 Recovery options to help homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic bring […]

FHFA: Adverse Market Refinance Fee Eliminated

Allows certain borrowers to save more money when refinancing Today, to help families reduce their housing costs, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will eliminate the Adverse Market Refinance Fee for loan deliveries effective August 1, 2021. To allow families to […]

ABA: Report Shows Consumer Delinquencies Fell in First Quarter 2021

Consumer credit delinquencies fell in the first quarter of 2021 as the economy rebounded strongly, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s latest Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. Overall, delinquencies fell in seven of the 11 loan categories tracked by ABA. The composite ratio, which tracks delinquencies in eight closed-end […]

FHFA: Policy Statement on Fair Lending Issued

FHFA also requiring the Enterprises to submit fair lending reports Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a Policy Statement on Fair Lending. The Policy Statement communicates FHFA’s commitment to comprehensive fair lending oversight of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), and the Federal Home Loan Banks (together, the regulated […]

FHFA: Use of Interest Rate Reduction Expanded to Help Borrowers with a COVID-19 Hardship Reduce Their Monthly Mortgage Payment

Changes to loan modification terms will help borrowers stay in their homes Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced changes to loan modification terms for COVID-19 impacted borrowers with mortgages backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) needing payment reduction for successful home retention. The updated terms […]

FHFA: New and Expanded Statistical Products Announced for the National Mortgage Databse

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released a set of new and expanded statistical products from the National Mortgage Database (NMDB®). FHFA expanded the national statistics for new residential mortgage originations to include monthly, quarterly, and annual series for home purchase and refinance mortgages in all major market segments. […]

FHFA: New Protections Announced After COVID-19 Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums End

Servicers of Enterprise-backed mortgages will be prohibited from making most first filings for foreclosure before new CFPB rules take effect August 31 Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) servicers will not be permitted to make a first notice or filing […]

OCC: New Report Indicates Mortgage Performance Declined in First Quarter 2021

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported that the performance of first-lien mortgages in the federal banking system declined during the first quarter of 2021. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, First Quarter 2021 showed that 94.2 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at the […]

CFPB: Rules Issued to Facilitate Smooth Transition as Federal Foreclosure Protections Expire

Regulations Will Help Prevent Surge of Foreclosures and Protect American Economy The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today finalized amendments to the federal mortgage servicing regulations to reinforce the ongoing economic recovery as the federal foreclosure moratoria are phased out and which will help protect mortgage borrowers from unwelcome surprises […]

HUD: FHA Introduces More Measures to Help Homeowners Struggling Due to COVID-19

One-month extension of foreclosure and eviction moratoria, expanded initial forbearance request timeframes, and new outreach to struggling homeowners provide expanded recovery help. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on Friday announced more measures to help homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures will provide additional, […]