Today, Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) announced an option for qualified first-time homebuyers that will allow for a down payment as low as three percent. Building upon Fannie Mae’s successful lower down payment program offered through state Housing Finance Agencies, the 97 percent loan-to-value ratio (LTV) option will expand access to credit for qualified first-time homebuyers that may not have the resources for a larger down payment.
(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) Good news from the CFPB – they’re still not quite speaking softly, but starting in November at least, they’re leaving the big stick at home. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau confirmed earlier this month that enforcement attorneys would no longer be accompanying examiners in on-site exams of mortgage lenders. The CFPB […]
(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) gave 12 months (and sometimes less) from the “issue date” to implement the majority of these new requirements. Because the CFPB considers the “issue date” as the date of publication on the CFPB’s website – rather than publication in the Federal Register, your company will have less […]