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Most of the accommodations that have been allowed lenders and borrowers by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) due to the COVID-19 pandemic were modified or extended this past week. FHFA, the regulator and conservator of the GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, extended eligibility for mortgage forbearance by three months. Forbearance allows homeowners who are financially impacted by the pandemic, to temporarily reduce or forego mortgage payments. It has been available for three-month terms with extensions available up to a total of 12 months. Existing plans would begin reaching that deadline at the end of March but FHFA has now authorized an additional three-month term , a total of 15 months. An estimated 2.7 million homeowners are in active plans. The COVID-19 Payment Deferral allows forborne…(read more)

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Source: Mortgage News Daily