Fannie Mae Updates Short Sale Requirements, Issues Servicing Clarifications And Reminders


On June 19, Fannie Mae issued Servicing Guide Announcement SVC-2013-13, which describes policy changes related to its standard short sale requirements, including (i) the multiple listing service requirements, (ii) credit report seasoning, and (iii) streamlined documentation requirements for transition from standard short sale to standard deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. With regard to standard deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, the announcement addresses (i) property inspection requirements, (ii) REOgram® and subordinate lien release submission requirements, and (iii) title insurance requirements. In a Servicing Notice issued the same day, Fannie Mae clarified its policies related to (i) “full file” reporting to credit repositories, (ii) certain income documentation requirements, and (iii) liquidation reporting requirements for standard short sales and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure.

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