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Volume 7 - Number 4

February 14, 2014

FHA to Suspend Processing of FHA Approval Applications

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has declared a one-month freeze on all mailed-in applications for FHA lender approval beginning March 31 as the department shifts from the current paper-based system to a new online electronic processing system. HUD said the blackout period would be from March 31 to April 30, during which system enhancements would be implemented, including replacement of the current Lender Assessment Sub-System (LASS) with the Lender Electronic Assessment Portal (LEAP), formerly known as “HUD/FHA Lender Approval Files.” The changes are ...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


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Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.