FHFA Announces Changes to Low Income Refi Programs and Appraisal Requirements

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Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) will be expanding their low-income refinance programs to include those making at or below 100 percent of an area’s median income (AMI). The threshold on the programs is currently at 80 percent of AMI. Sandra L. Thompson, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the change in her keynote address to the Mortgage Bankers Associations annual conference on Monday. Her agency, in monitoring the effects of the pandemic on different borrowers, found that, while many borrowers have taken advantage of the record low interest rates to refinance their mortgage, some population groups are at risk of being left behind. “We know through our long experience, including the Great Recession, that for those struggling with a mortgage, a meaningful…(read more)

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FHFA Announces Changes to Low Income Refi Programs and Appraisal Requirements
FHFA Announces Changes to Low Income Refi Programs and Appraisal Requirements

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