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Ginnie Mae Further Streamlines Advanced Loan Modifications

On Friday afternoon, Ginnie Mae issued a new memorandum (APM 22-01) stating that they are streamlining its documentation requirements for servicers participating in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Advanced Loan Modification program (ALM).  The memo does away with the requirement for recordation and title insurance in some cases.  The new policy supports ...

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HUD Extends Exclusive Listing Period

HUD has announced a change to the length of time that HUD-owned REO properties have exclusive listing rights for owner/occupants and “mission-minded” organizations. Here’s what you need to know.

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Should Conforming Loan Limits be Capped?

In November, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced its annual change to the conforming loan limit for loans purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs). For 2022, it was announced that the limit increased by 18% to $647,200, reflecting the average increase of home prices over the last year.  But ...

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Understanding the HAF

Attorney Marissa M. Yaker details what you need to know about the Homeowner Assistance Fund, and the HAF’s goal of mitigating financial hardships associated with the pandemic.

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