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New rules set by Freddie Mac April 15, 2007

Posted by Jay Medina in News and Information.
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Beginning in September, Freddie Mac will change its policies regarding the purchase of subprime adjustable-rate mortgages. From that point, loans with little down and very small payments up-front will undergo much tougher guidelines. It will not buy subprime loans unless the borrower is qualified to pay for the loan at its fully-indexed and fully-amortized rate, not merely a short-term, low-ball rate.

Also, there will be stronger required proof of financial capacity. For most borrowers this will mean showing tax returns and W-2 forms, and they will require lenders to collect money each month to assure that property taxes and insurance are being paid.

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