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Announcement 2020-107 - California Wildfires (DR-4558-CA) – Additional Updates

Sept 16 – Added reminder that FHA and USDA will require an inspection or appraisal Sept 30 – Refer to Announcement 2020-115 for new guidance for Napa and Sonoma Counties due to the Glass Fire Oct 14 – Updated to allow closings and fundings in Butte County, and remove a duplicate zip code for Sonoma County (95465)

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Announcement 2020-105 - California Wildfires (DR-4558-CA) – Update for All Products

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 2020-103 - Extension of Agency Temporary Guidelines

NewRez will be aligning with Fannie Mae Lender Letters LL-2020-03 and LL-2020-04 and Freddie Mac Bulletin 2020-35, dated August 27, 2020, in extending the temporary underwriting and appraisal policies previously announced for application dates through September 30, 2020.

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Announcement 2020-102 - Louisiana Hurricane Laura (DR-4559-LA) - Updated

As a follow up to Announcement 2020-099 issued on August 26, 2020, we are lifting the pause in closings and fundings of loans in the state of Louisiana. Loan closings and fundings may resume for the previously announced impacted counties.

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