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This topic consolidates all announcements, newsletters, bulletins, handbook/guide updates, and general news coming from FHFA, Fannie Mae, FHA, Freddie Mac, GNMA, RHS, and VA.

February 14, 2019

PRA Information Collection Notice : 30-Day Notice of Submission of "Advances to Housing Associates" Information Collection for OMB Approval; request for reinstatement of an expired collection

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February 14, 2019

Freddie Mac Monthly Learning Hub

The Learning Hub monthly email notifies you of the latest Freddie Mac learning resources − including instructor-led sessions, self-paced learning, job aids, user guides and tools.

  • Self-Paced Learning: Fundamentals of Cash-Released XChange℠ − Learn the fundamentals of the Cash-Released XChange℠ process for mortgages sold servicing-released, including the steps for taking out a contract and contract fulfillment. View it now...
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February 13, 2019

Fannie Mae Servicing Guide Update, ULDD Checklist, Expense Reimbursement Dashboard, and More

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ACES Automated Document Manager

February 13, 2019

Ginnie Mae APM 19-01: Recall and Re-issuance of Waivers

Ginnie Mae is undertaking a comprehensive revision of the MBS Guide, for the purpose of harmonizing changes to this document (and associated processes and systems) that have occurred over the years. This revision is intended to improve the form of the document, and is not implementing policy changes. It is expected to take much of 2019 to complete, and further...

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February 13, 2019

Transmittal of VA Lenders Handbook, Chapter 1, Lender Approval Guidelines, Revised (02/01/19)

To: Lenders and Other Participants in the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program

Subject: Transmittal of VA Lenders Handbook, Chapter 1, Lender Approval Guidelines, Revised


Attached is a copy of VA Pamphlet 26-7, Lender’s Handbook, Chapter 1, Lender Approval Guidelines, which has been revised in its entirety.


Chapter 1 has been revised to provide lenders...

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February 13, 2019

HUD Offers Helping Hand to Displaced Earthquake Victims


A little over a month following Alaska’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced they are speeding up disaster assistance efforts for the state. On January 31, President Donald Trump issued a major disaster declaration for Anchorage and affected counties which provided immediate foreclosure relief. This allowed HUD to offer a 90-day moratorium on...

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Customer Testimonials

February 11, 2019

Ginnie Mae Implementation Date for HMBS Platinum Disclosures

Ginnie Mae is announcing an adjustment to the HMBS Platinum Disclosures Implementation Schedule referenced in Disclosure Bulletin 2018-084. The new Implementation Schedule date for the disclosure data is March 2019: March 2019 New Issuance File data (a daily file, cumulative for the month) and for March 2019 Monthly data (once per month on the...

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February 08, 2019

Fannie Mae Updates Modification Interest Rate Exhibit

The Fannie Mae Modification Interest Rate is subject to periodic adjustments based on an evaluation of prevailing market rates. The servicer must use the current Fannie Mae Modification Interest Rate indicated below when evaluating a borrower for a conventional mortgage loan modification.

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February 06, 2019

Freddie Mac Selling Bulletin 2019-4

Condominium Projects

  • Updates to our Condominium Project requirements


  • Revisions to our income requirements

Uniform Loan Delivery Dataset

  • Updates to reflect the Uniform Loan Delivery Dataset (ULDD) Phase 3 specification addendum

Certificate of Incumbency

  • Changes to our Certificate of Incumbency forms for Seller/Servicers

Investor Reporting Change Initiative

  • A reminder to Sellers of the upcoming implementation of the Standard Remittance Cycle...
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February 06, 2019

Fannie Mae Selling Guide Updates and More

Featured News

Selling Guide update brings process efficiencies with Loan Quality Connect

Today’s Selling Guide update includes process changes to implement Loan Quality Connect™ and removes all references to the Quality Assurance System. This update also eliminates references to the cost of funds index and associated adjustable-rate mortgage plans, clarifies requirements for escrow accounts to fund postponed improvements, and more.

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