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More Changes for HECM on Horizon from HUD
If you think the dust has finally settled in the wake of numerous HECM changes, think again. HUD announced their intention to codify recent program changes while also adding new consumer protections to the federally-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program.
Sit down, take a few Tylenol along with a pot of coffee and settle in to read HUD’s proposed rule changes. Perhaps a better approach is a brief summary of the proposed rule changes presented here in the next few minutes.
First, HUD reiterates their first-year distribution limit as 60% of the principal limit or the total mandatory obligations plus 10%. What’s new is the forward commitment that the initial 12-month distribution cap is never to be less than 50% of the principal limit. Keep in mind that principal limit factors can be changed outside of the rule making process via a mortgagee letter as market conditions warrant.
Second: H4P changes. HECM for purchase borrowers must complete HECM counseling prior to signing a sales contract or…
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