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FHA Seller Concession Rules Proposal Issued

The long awaited details of the proposed rule to limit seller concessions is finally back in the federal register. A re-proposal requesting comments was published yesterday, Feb. 23 with a comment period open until March 26th. The new proposal combines a percentage cap with a dollar limitation and works like this (of course it isn’t just a straight forward policy!): The seller is permitted...
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FHA Fine Print Reduces Allowable Lender Contributions

FHA published a proposal on July 15th announcing changes to important underwriting requirements. Lenders and brokers must be aware of a problem in the fine print and respond to FHA immediately! FHA is not only changing the maximum seller contribution from 6% down to 3% they have changed the definition of ‘interested third party’ in a footnote at the bottom of page 41220. FHA’s 4155.1...
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Regulation Z ARM Changes – Still?

Regulation Z had a proposed rule with a comment period that expired 12/31/09. This proposal received over 3300 comments primarily focused on the section that would prohibit loan originator compensation based on the terms of the loan. Now that the financial regulatory reform bill has included the ‘prohibition on steering’ and restriction of loan originator compensation, we’ll be watching...
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