The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will increase the maximum loan limit for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages from its current level of $765,600 to $822,375 effective … more FHA Announces 2021 HECM Loan Limit
The Federal Housing Administration extended through December 31 COVID-19 policies for verifying self-employment and rental income. Details were provided in Mortgagee Letter 2020-40 and impact both FHA forward … more FHA Extends Guidance For Verifying Self-Employment and Rental Income
With input from the HUD Issues Committee, NRMLA submitted comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development this week that recommended the FNMA-1009 be replaced by the … more NRMLA Proposes Improvements to HECM Loan Docs
With input from the HUD Issues Committee, NRMLA recommended further changes to Forms HUD-9991 and HUD-9992 and that fees charged by condominium associations for completing these forms be … more NRMLA Proposes Improvements to Condo Forms and Policies
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has just announced the re-extension of exterior-only appraisals for case numbers assigned on or before October 31, 2020. Details were provided … more FHA Extends Exterior Appraisals
The following section lists the primary regulations pertaining to the FHA’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Program, used by compliance, underwriting and servicing staff.
NRMLA applauds the efforts of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to proactively address the sunset of LIBOR and the impact it will have on creditors and consumers, but … more NRMLA Submits Comments to CFPB On LIBOR Transition
With interest rates at near record lows, NRMLA felt it was important to highlight refinance guidance from Mortgagee Letter 2009-21, which addresses anti-churning disclosures and counseling requirements. … more Compliance Corner: Refinance Disclosure and Counseling Guidelines
If a borrower uses water from a well on the property instead of public water, then tests must be conducted to make sure that the well water is fit for drinking.
In response to questions raised by NRMLA and its members, the Federal Housing Administration published a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help clarify its new collateral risk … more FHA Publishes FAQ For HECM Collateral Assessment Policies