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October 20, 2021

Freddie Mac Guide Bulletin 2021-33: Eligibility Expansion for Refi Possible Mortgages

This bulletin announces updates to Freddie Mac's Refi Possible mortgages to expand the eligibility of this offering to assist more low to moderate income borrowers refinance their loans.

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October 20, 2021

Freddie Mac Guide Bulletin 2021-32: Third-Party Risk Mitigation and other Servicing Updates

This bulletin announces revisions to seller/servicer and related third party risk mitigation requirements, adjustments to the modification loss amount calculation in loans subject to an indemnification agreement, publication of the enterprise 11th District COFI Replacement Index dedicated web page and more.

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October 20, 2021

Freddie Mac True Lies: Allies in the Fraud Fight

Freddie Mac has provided another Single-Family Fraud Risk (SFFR) investigation to illustrate steps that can be taken to combat fraud.

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October 20, 2021

Fannie Mae Cost of Funds Replacement Index

Fannie Mae has reissued the Cost of Funds Replacement Index Servicing Notice to include a link to the page where Freddie Mac will post the Enterprise 11th District COFI Replacement Index after the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco ceases publication of its 11th District Monthly Weighted Average COFI.

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October 20, 2021

Fannie Mae Update to DU Version 11.0 in December

During the weekend of Dec. 4, Fannie Mae will update DU to version 11.0 to include updates to RefiNow™ guidelines and messages, a new credit score message, an updated message for rent payment history, and more.

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October 20, 2021

Fannie Mae Lender Letter LL-2021-15 Unrecorded Assignments of Mortgage and New Limited Powers of Attorney

Fannie Mae is providing notice of upcoming changes to replace requirements for unrecorded assignments of mortgage for loans not registered with MERS to a one-time delivery of limited powers of attorney (Form 520), which sellers/servicers are encouraged to submit now but must complete and deliver by March 1, 2022.

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October 20, 2021

Fannie Mae Lender Letter LL-2021-10 Expanding Refinance Eligibility with RefiNow™ (Updated)

LL-2021-10 Expanding Refinance Eligibility with RefiNow™ has been updated to include changes to requirements for borrower income limits, monthly savings, financing closing costs, and loan seasoning.

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October 15, 2021

USDA Fiscal Year 2022 SFH Guaranteed Funds Now Available!

USDA announces that Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding for Rural Development’s Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program is available as authorized by H.R. 5305.

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October 15, 2021

USDA Fiscal Year 2022 SFH Guaranteed Funds Now Available!

The USDA announced funding for the fiscal year 2022 for Rural Development’s Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program is now available.

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October 14, 2021

Freddie Mac October Loan Product Advisor Releases, Loan Quality Advisor Updates, and More

Freddie Mac announces Loan Product Advisor® (LPASM) updates to certain adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), asset and income modeler (AIM), LPA Feedback Certificates for gifts and grants, and a correction of credit assessment date to align with the Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (Guide), in addition to changes to a Loan Quality Advisor® feedback message that notifies system-to-system (S2S) clients when they have exceeded a file size limit.

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October 14, 2021

FHFA Increases Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Loan Purchase Caps

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) raised the 2022 multifamily loan purchase caps for the GSE's to $78 billion each.

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October 13, 2021

VALERI Servicer Newsflash October 12, 2021

VA published a newsflash to provide information on Circular 26-21-17, Circular 26-21-19, Circular 26-21-20, VA Partial Claim Note and Mortgage, and COVID-19 Refund Modification.

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October 13, 2021

Fannie Mae Announcement SVC-2021-07 – Servicing Guide Update

Fannie Mae announces Servicing Guide updates including changes that modify the requirements for the reclassification and repurchase of regular servicing option MBS mortgage loans and simplify the submission process for requesting servicing and subservicing transfers.

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October 13, 2021

Fannie Mae Lender Letter LL-2021-14 Temporary Requirements for Condo and Co-op Projects

Fannie Mae Lender Letter LL-2021-14 specifies temporary requirements that impact the eligibility of certain condo and co-op projects.

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