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Fannie Mae

  • Fannie Mae Announces Simplifying Servicing™ Initiative

    February 15, 2017, Fannie Mae published Servicing News announcing Fannie Mae’s Simplifying Servicing™.  The announcement highlights a new user interface for the SMDU workout decisioning tool, investor reporting enhancements, relief from post-foreclosure expenses and Flex Modification to assist borrowers. To view the Servicing News in its entirety, including the summaries highlighted below: Servicing News The Fannie […]


  • Fannie Mae Updates Servicing Guide

    February 15, 2017, Fannie Mae issued Announcement SVC-2017-02: Servicing Guide Updates. The Guide has been updated with the following changes, several of which will simplify servicing: Relieves servicers of responsibility for paying most post-foreclosure taxes and homeowners’ association, condo, or co-op fees and assessments for acquired properties. This change will reduce costs and operational risk […]


  • Fannie Mae Updates Selling Guide

    Key highlights include appraisals, confidentiality and seller/servicer financial eligibility requirements January 31, 2017, Fannie Mae issued Announcement SEL-2017-01 which announces a number of Selling Guide updates.  Below is a brief summary of key updates. Please refer to Announcement SEL-2017-01 for additional updates and complete information on the topics highlighted in this article. Confidentiality of Information […]


  • Fannie Mae Publishes Updated Quality Control Guide

    December 2016, Fannie Mae published a revised edition to “Beyond the Guide” to assist lenders in building their capability for ensuring quality.   Originally published in 2010, the guide provides insight into every area of loan manufacturing.


  • FHFA Issues Rule for Enterprise Duty to Serve Underserved Markets 

    December 29, 216, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published the rule, Enterprise Duty to Serve Underserved Markets in Federal Register Vol. 81, No 250.


  • HARP Extended through September 2017, Streamlined Refinance Program for High LTV Borrowers Announced

    August 25, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), at FHFA’s direction, will implement a new refinance offering aimed at borrowers with high loan-to-value (LTV) ratios. The FHFA announcement is provided below:


  • Fannie Mae Reschedules DU 10.0 and Credit Trending Data to September 24, 2016

    On June 20, 2016, Fannie Mae issued a statement with their DU Release Notes that Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) Version 10.0 release has been rescheduled for the weekend of September 24, 2016. The information contained in the Release Notes that is specific to trended credit data is provided below: Trended Credit Data Credit reports currently used […]


  • Fannie Mae Updates Credit Data Trending and Other Guide Topics

    By Anna DeSimone May 31, 2016, Fannie Mae issued Ann. SEL-2016-04: Selling Guide Updates. The complete announcement has been reproduced below: The Selling Guide has been updated to include changes to the following: Modifications of Single-Closing Conversion of Construction-to-Permanent Loans DU Version 10.0 Risk Factors and Credit Data Changes Lender Self-Report Obligations Related to Compliance […]


  • FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac Announce Independent Dispute Resolution Program

    By Anna DeSimone February 2, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have implemented an independent dispute resolution (IDR) process for resolving repurchase disputes. The IDR process is the final piece of the Representation and Warranty Framework for Lenders and is available on loans delivered to Fannie Mae […]


  • Fannie Mae Updates Selling Guide and QC Requirements

    By Anna DeSimoneDecember 15, 2015 Fannie Mae issued Ann. SEL-2015-13.  The Selling Guide has been updated to include changes to the following: Loans with Age-Related Resale Restrictions Manufactured Housing and RD-Guaranteed Section 502 Mortgage Loans Lender Quality Control Updates Pledge of Servicing Custody of eMortgages Early Delinquency Counseling Posting of Buyup/Buydown Grids Miscellaneous Selling Guide […]


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