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Freddie Mac Out With Another Round of Guideline Updates

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Freddie Mae has unveiled another round of changes to its Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide.  There are more than a half dozen changes effecting mortgages for refinancing, condominiums and relocation.  Effective dates refer to mortgages that settle on or after that date.

Effective October 1 Freddie Mac will no longer require a 5 percent contribution from borrowers' personal funds for mortgages that have loan-to-value (LTV) ratios greater than 80% and are secured by Primary Residences and for which a gift or gift of equity from a related person is used as a source of funds. The same applies to mortgages meeting that LTV requirement for which an unsecured loan that is an Employer Assisted Homeownership (EAH) Benefit is used as a source of funds.

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