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Volume 10 - Number 18

September 1, 2017

FHA Further Clarifies New Servicing Requirements in HECM Final Rule

The FHA has issued guidance to clarify new servicing requirements in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage final rule that will take effect on Sept. 17, 2017. The HECM final rule codifies previously issued policies as well as new policies contained in the HECM proposed rule published on May 19, 2016. The guidance provides more detail on three servicing policies contained in the HECM final rule that HUD published in the Federal Register on Jan. 19. These policy areas include default for unpaid property charges, sale of property securing a due and payable HECM, and cash-for-keys and relocation incentives. The comment period ends on Sept. 24. Specifically, the guidance clarifies when a lender must submit a due-and-payable request if a borrower is unable or unwilling to repay funds advanced by the lender to pay property charges. In addition, the guidance updates the ...

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