Posts tagged Fannie Mae.

On April 22, 2020, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it is allowing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the “GSEs”) to purchase loans that go into forbearance within the first month after closing. Previously, the GSEs were not permitted to purchase loans that were in forbearance. According to the FHFA, this change, prompted by the rising number of forbearances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is geared toward the purpose of keeping the mortgage market “working for current and future homeowners during these challenging times.”

Guide bulletins issued by the GSEs ...

On April 14, 2020, the Consumer Financial Bureau (CFPB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB) issued an interagency statement advising financial institutions of existing flexibilities and exceptions that may be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to real estate evaluations and appraisals.

  1. Physical Property Inspections

Currently, exterior and interior property inspections are not required by the appraisal ...

Posted in: CFPB

In Haynes v. McCalla Raymer, LLC, No. 14-14036, __ F. 3d __, 2015 WL 4188459 (11th Cir. July 13, 2015), the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Northern District of Georgia's grant of summary judgment in favor of Bank of America, N.A. ("BANA") on the mortgagors' wrongful foreclosure claim. The court held that the mortgagors lacked standing to challenge any alleged deficiencies in the assignment of the security deed from MERS to BANA and that the borrowers' own default, rather than any alleged defect in the foreclosure notice, led to the foreclosure. With respect to the ...

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