Housing Finance

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Conforming Loan Limits to Rise in 2021

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on November 24, 2020 0 Comments
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Conforming Loan Limits to Rise in 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the maximum baseline conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2021 will increase to $548,250 from $510,400.

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FHFA Announces New Capital Rules for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on November 18, 2020 0 Comments
FHFA Announces New Capital Rules for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today sent a final rule to the Federal Register that establishes a new regulatory capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).

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FHFA Announces Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Loans Purchase Caps for 2021

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on November 17, 2020 2 Comments
FHFA Announces Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Multifamily Loans Purchase Caps for 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the 2021 multifamily loan purchase caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will be $70 billion for each Enterprise. The cap structure allows the Enterprises to offer a combined total of $140 billion in support to the multifamily market.

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FHA’s MMIF Capital Reserves Climb in Fiscal 2020

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on November 13, 2020 0 Comments
FHA’s MMIF Capital Reserves Climb in Fiscal 2020

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today released its annual report to Congress that shows the agency’s capital reserve ratio of its Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI Fund) ended the fiscal year at 6.10% — an increase of 1.26 percentage points over the fiscal 2019. This is well above the congressionally mandated 2.0% capital ratio.

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FHA Updates New Construction Financing Requirements

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on October 22, 2020 0 Comments
FHA Updates New Construction Financing Requirements

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today published Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2020-36, FHA New Construction Requirements. This guidance updates the requirements for new construction financing for Title II Single Family forward mortgages in alignment with the regulatory amendments announced in the 2018 final rules that streamlined inspection and warranty requirements.

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CFPB Issues Final Rule Extending GSE Patch

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on October 20, 2020 0 Comments
CFPB Issues Final Rule Extending GSE Patch

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a final rule to extend the “government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) patch” that allows mortgage loans that are eligible for purchase by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to receive a safe harbor granted to qualified mortgages (QMs).

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FHFA Extends Support for Borrowers Through Nov. 30

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Housing Finance by on October 19, 2020 0 Comments
FHFA Extends Support for Borrowers Through Nov. 30

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend several loan origination flexibilities until Nov. 30, 2020.

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SBA, Treasury Ease PPP Forgiveness Requirements for Loans of $50,000 or Less

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Housing Finance by on October 9, 2020 0 Comments
SBA, Treasury Ease PPP Forgiveness Requirements for Loans of $50,000 or Less

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, has released a simpler loan forgiveness application for business owners who received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less.

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CFPB Updates Rules on Marketing Service Agreements

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on October 8, 2020 0 Comments
CFPB Updates Rules on Marketing Service Agreements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Oct. 7 rescinded a 2015 bulletin that obscured the compliance requirements for marketing service agreements.

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Financial Stability Oversight Council Supports FHFA Capital Proposal

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on September 28, 2020 0 Comments
Financial Stability Oversight Council Supports FHFA Capital Proposal

The Financial Stability Oversight Council voted unanimously on Sept. 25 to support a resolution in favor of the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) re-proposed capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that was issued this spring. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, the Financial Stability Oversight Council is a committee responsible for monitoring the financial system in the United States.

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