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MCA Monthly Compliance Update – March 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Welcome to the MCA Monthly Compliance Update. To help you stay compliant and up-to-date, our newsletters contain mortgage compliance tips and updates. We hope that you find the content informative and useful. As always, your feedback is appreciated.

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Compliance Updates

  • Mar. 6 - Fannie Mae guides servicers regarding TAPs and HHF programs.
  • Mar. 6 - HUD announces changes to Up-Front MIP and FHA Single-Family Annual MIP.
  • Mar. 1 - HUD provides new guidance on miscellaneous underwriting issues.
  • Mar. 1 - Freddie Mac announces 10 BPS guarantee fee increase.
  • Mar. 1 - Fannie Mae updates the selling guide for Premium Pricing changes and more.


March 19, 2012
Freddie Mac: Mortgages Delivered On Or After 3/19/12 To Be In MISMO v3.0 Format

For all mortgages delivered to Freddie Mac on or after March 19, 2012, data must be delivered in the MISMO v3.0 format; and if the mortgage application date is on or after December 1, 2011, the delivery must include the required ULDD data points. More details at

March 19, 2012
Freddie Mac: Requiring Appraisal Color Photographs

Effective for conventional mortgages that require appraisal reports and have delivery dates on or after 3/19/12, Freddie Mac is requiring all appraisal photographs to be in color and eliminating acceptability of facsimile copies of appraisal reports. Read at

March 19, 2012
Freddie Mac: Retiring MIDANET

Freddie Mac is retiring MIDANET for delivery and removing references to it from the Guide. Visit for more information.


April 12-13, 2012
MBA’s Document Custody Workshop
Washington, DC

April 18-19, 2012
MBA’s National Advocacy Conference
Washington, DC


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