In communications to lenders today, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced a new home retention workout option that would allow eligible borrowers who have resolved a temporary hardship and resumed their monthly mortgage payments to make payment deferrals if they cannot afford a full reinstatement or repayment plan to bring the loan current.
ABA joined several financial and mortgage industry trade associations in a letter to the Federal Reserve, HUD, FHFA, the CFPB, the U.S. Treasury Department and the White House today to provide the industry’s view on responding to the many challenges COVID-19 poses to the mortgage markets and to borrowers.
To help ensure liquidity in the secondary mortgage market, the Federal Housing Finance Agency today directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to engage in additional dollar roll transactions, which would provide investors in mortgage-backed securities with short-term financing of their positions.
To help provide relief to homeowners who may be facing financial hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Housing Finance Agency today announced that it has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days for enterprise-backed single-family mortgages.
The share of current and performing first-lien mortgages in the fourth quarter of 2019 was 96.5%, up from 95.8% a year ago, according to the Mortgage Metrics Report released by the OCC.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking feedback on a proposed set of changes aimed at improving its foreclosure sale policies.
Violations of Regulation X–including the failure of some mortgage servicers to provide certain loss mitigation notices, providing incomplete notices or not providing notices within the time required–are among the examiner observations included in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau latest “Supervisory Highlights” report.
As mortgage rates approach historic lows, 40% of renters say they are planning to purchase a home in the next several months, according to a recent Freddie Mac survey.
The Coalition for Sensible Housing Policy—a broad group of financial, housing and community development stakeholders including ABA—yesterday wrote to the federal banking agencies urging them to delay the conclusion of a mandated review of the “qualified residential mortgage” definition and related provisions of the credit risk retention rule.
The IRS on Friday issued important guidance on how banks and other servicers of mortgage loans must report the deductibility of mortgage interest premiums.