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Announcement 2020-101 - Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura - Texas and Louisiana - Update

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Announcement 2020-099 - Hurricane Laura - Texas and Louisiana

Effective immediately, NewRez is pausing the closing and funding of loans in the certain counties and parishes in the path of the hurricane in Texas and Louisiana until further notice.

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Announcement 2020-098 - California Wildfires (DR-4558-CA)

On August 22, 2020, FEMA announced a Major Disaster Declaration pertaining to fires in California, with an incident date of August 14, 2020. No incident end date has been declared at this time.

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Announcement 2020-096 - HOA Certification Policy Updates

Effective immediately, the following forms must be used for FHA or Conventional condominium projects.

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Announcement 2020-095 - West Virginia Lending Requirements

The following guideline changes have been made to Conventional and Government products to accommodate West Virginia state lending regulations. The state regulations (Code R. Section 106-5-11) require lenders to perform a complete assessment of the borrowers’ ability to repay the mortgage based on a full review of borrower’s credit, assets, and income. NewRez, in response, will adjust the product guidelines with overlays for documentation on loan products that are normally non-credit qualifying, such as the FHA Streamline and the VA IRRRL and also place limits on DTI for certain purchase money and refinance products.

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Announcement 2020-094 - Temporary COVID-19 Guidance for All Products

A job aid titled Temporary Underwriting Guidance Job Aid by Announcement has been created, which compiles a list of the announcements, their topics and their summaries, published as a result of temporary COVID-19 guidance.

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