On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth National Independence Day a federal national holiday. The first observance of the holiday is Friday, June 18, 2021. While the enactment of this new federal holiday is a notable and welcome national event, its first observance has immediate consequences for the timing of certain disclosures […]
Whether they realize it or not, absent a last-minute intervention from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), effective July 1, 2021, creditors will no longer be able to originate qualified mortgage loans using the “QM Patch.” The reason for this dramatic event is that on April 8, 2021, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced in separate […]
The qualified mortgage (QM) rules have become a world of contradictions. In a client advisory, our Financial Services & Products Group investigates how the residential mortgage markets can thread the needle between new rulings from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and recent rulings from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
A&B ABstract In a statement issued on February 23, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) indicated that it intends to delay the General Qualified Mortgage (“QM”) rule’s mandatory July 1 2021 compliance date, and may amend or revoke the “Seasoned QM Rule” that was supposed to become effective on March 1, 2021. Background As […]
A&B ABstract On December 15, 2020, New York State enacted legislation amending the New York Real Property Law that would have placed various restrictions and requirements on the servicing of Home Equity Conversion Mortgages secured by New York properties effective as of April 14, 2021 (the “Foreclosure Law”). The new law would significantly hinder a […]