VA Activity

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March 8, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Fixing the Ginnie Rule on VA Cash-Out Seasoning

The inconsistency between the scope of Ginnie Mae’s loan seasoning guidance and VA’s cash-out interim final rule may require a legislative change, according to Ginnie Mae.


March 7, 2019 - Inside Mortgage Finance

More FTHB Servicemembers Using VA Loans

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows a dramatic shift by servicemembers who are first-time homebuyers from conventional to government-backed loans, particularly VA loans, during and after the financial crisis.


March 1, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Bill Raising VA G-Fees on Hold in House Vets Panel

Lawmakers and mortgage market players are watching whether the Trump administration will petition the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a circuit court decision extending medical and disability benefits to war veterans who fell ill due to exposure to Agent Orange while serving in the territorial waters of Vietnam.


February 21, 2019 - Inside Mortgage Finance

VA Cash-Out Refi Rule Takes Effect; Industry Plea Ignored

The Department of Veterans Affairs issued guidance on policies regarding cash-out refinancing loans on Feb. 15, the same day the rules were to become effective.


February 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Congress Mulls Raising VA Fees to Expand Healthcare

Congress is reportedly considering a legislative proposal to charge higher guarantee fees for VA mortgages to cover healthcare costs of Korean and Vietnam War veterans who were ex-posed to herbicides, such as Agent Orange and other toxic agents.


February 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

SIFMA Proposes Changes to VA Cash-Out Interim Rule

A Wall Street lobbying group has urged the Department of Veteran Affairs to change its cash-out refinance interim final rule, calling par-ticular attention to the net tangible benefit provision.


February 15, 2019 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Industry Seeks Delay of VA Cash-Out Interim Final Rule

Industry representatives are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to delay an interim final rule on VA cash-out refinance loans for fear that lenders may stop offering the product.


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