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Volume 7 - Number 6

March 14, 2014

FHA Completes Final Adjustments to HERMIT

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has completed modifications to its Home Equity Reverse Mortgage Information Technology (HERMIT) system to accommodate new premium structures and initial disbursement limits that were implemented last September. Launched in October 2012, HERMIT is HUD’s online-web-based automated system for monitoring and tracking its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage portfolio, collecting mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) and paying insurance claims. Lenders also access HERMIT to notify HUD of a borrower’s death and the initiation of foreclosure. While HUD had already modified FHA Connection and released an updated version of the HECM calculation software to accommodate the latest modifications, changes to the HERMIT system were delayed until now. HUD instructs FHA lenders to follow the mapping instructions for borrowers’ mandatory obligations in HERMIT to ...

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