Fannie Mae Updates Maximum Allowable Attorney Fees, Provides Standard Short Sale FAQs

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On December 13, Fannie Mae issued Servicing Guide Announcement SVC-2012-26 to update the maximum allowable foreclosure attorney fees for mortgage loans, participation pool mortgage loans, and MBS mortgage loans serviced under the special servicing option secured by properties located in Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Wyoming. All listed fee revisions are effective as of January 1, 2013. Concurrently, Fannie Mae issued Frequently Asked Questions regarding its standard short sale and deed-in-lieu of foreclosure requirements, which were announced last month in SVC-2012-19.