MBA urges FHA to adopt QM safe harbor

HousingWire’s 2015 Rising Stars application period open MBA urges FHA to adopt QM safe harbor few politicians are circulating a draft of a letter on the Hill which urges the CFPB to "craft a safe harbor [in the Ability to Repay/QM rule] that strikes the right balance between protecting consumers from poorly underwritten mortgages while ensuring they have access to safe and affordable mortgage products."

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Specifically, the MBA proposes to increase the QM safe harbor threshold from 150 bps to 200 bps over Average Prime Offer Rate (APOR), a benchmark rate. An updated "small loan" definition. That the ATR rule be amended to update the basis of a small loan to $200,000 from $101,953, where points and fees may exceed 3%.

SWMC POLICY: All loans submitted for purchase to Sun West with application date or FHA case assignment date (for FHA loans) on or after January 10, 2014 must be QM compliant. orrespondent lients must submit an executed copy "TotalQM Validation Form" with every closing package certifying that the loan meets ATR/QM rules.

Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have each issued their own QM rules.. The rule provides a safe harbor for QMs that are not higher- priced. Loans that are higher- priced : rule?

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How to pay off a 30 year home mortgage in 5-7 years Safe Harbor QM. The second category is "safe harbor qms." Safe Harbor QMs are defined as mortgages that have an APR that is equal to or less than the APOR that is no more than the sum of the ongoing annual MIP and 115 basis points (1.15 percent).

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MBA Position: *Long-Term-Urges FHA to align with the GSEs and move to a single milestone timeline covering the entire process to judge servicer foreclosure performance.-FHA should align with the GSEs and VA by moving to a direct conveyance model. *Short-Term-Streamline the automatic extensions process and eliminate the need to request extensions manually.