February 28, 2017 - The following updates were made in February to simplify and clarify policies: borrower-signed Form 4506-T
not required if all of their income is validated through the Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) validation service; updates the definitions
of homeownership education and housing counseling; and standardizes the calculations for monthly qualifying rental income
January 31, 2017 - The following updates were made in January: clarifications and updates to several appraisal policies; updates
to confidentiality of information and data breach guidelines; changes to seller/servicer financial eligibility requirements;
removal of duplicative content in the Selling Guide and Servicing Guide; and other miscellaneous updates.
Fannie Mae has approved the acquisition of United Guaranty Corporation, including mortgage insurers United Guaranty Residential
Insurance Company and United Guaranty Mortgage Indemnity Company, by Arch Capital Group, Ltd.
December 6, 2016 - The following updates were made in December; asset and employment validation offered through the Desktop
Underwriter® (DU®) validation service starting on December 10, 2016, introduces freedom from reps and warrants on property
value for loans with a Collateral Underwriter® risk score of 2.5 or lower effective December 10, 2016, removes the Property
Inspection Waiver fee for loans delivered to Fannie Mae on or after January 1, 2017. The fee for the DU Refi Plus™ Property
Fieldwork Waiver is also discontinued for loans delivered on or after January 1, 2017, clarifies when lenders must update
appraisers of changes to a sales contract, and and other miscellaneous updates.
December 6, 2016 - On November 23, 2016, we announced the new loan limits that will apply to loans delivered to Fannie Mae
in 2017. The purpose of this Notice is to provide an update on the implementation of the limits in Desktop Underwriter (DU®).
October 24, 2016 - The following updates were made in October; introduced the new optional DU validation service for income;
made property inspection waivers available for eligible refinance transactions; enhanced the HomeReady affordable product;
removed the project review requirements for certain detached condos; improved liquidity options through Fannie Majors and
MBS pooling parameters requirements; and other miscellaneous updates.
August 25, 2016 - The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP)
will be extended to September 30, 2017, continuing to provide liquidity to support eligible borrowers.