HUD has new mortgagee letters out we all need to know about

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Prohibition of Seller-Funded Downpayment Assistance Programs


Mortgagees are reminded that the use of downpayment assistance programs where the funds for the homebuyer’s required investment in the property are provided by the seller or any other person or entity that financially benefits from the sale of the home, or any third party or entity that is reimbursed directly or indirectly by the seller or any party that financially benefits from the transactions, is PROHIBITED under section 2113 of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008.  Mortgagees are advised to exercise due diligence in the underwriting of FHA-insured loans using downpayment assistance to prevent insuring transactions prohibited under section 2113 of HERA.  Further guidance on this issue with details on lender responsibilities is forthcoming in a Mortgagee Letter.




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Lorinda Ward
Keffer Realty - Norfolk, VA
Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach

Great information, I have been trying to keep up with what they are doing.  Thank you for sharing

Apr 02, 2011 11:03 AM #1
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

Lot's more changes are coming soon.  Stay tuned.

Apr 02, 2011 11:16 AM #2
Mike Young, covering the USA - Las Vegas, NV
FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809

All of us "in the know" understand that one of those things coming up from HUD will be very powerful for our businesses. I know we can't wait. Thanks for your comments guys... 

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