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Volume 7 - Number 9

April 25, 2014

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Fannie Mae Announces Changes in Desktop Underwriter for VA Loans. On April 15, Fannie Mae issued a release note announcing several changes to Desktop Underwriter for VA loans that will take effect during the weekend of May 17, 2014. The DU determination of when a bankruptcy occurred on VA loan case files will be updated. With the May change, bankruptcy information found in publicly accessible segments of the credit report will be used in determining when the bankruptcy occurred. A waiting period requirement will then be applied. The bankruptcy information in the tradeline segment will only be used to determine when the bankruptcy happened if the public records show no such info. However, if the records do reflect a bankruptcy but the date is either blank or invalid, DU will issue a “refer” recommendation. The lender must review the credit report and bankruptcy documentation to ...

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HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

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