HUD Withdraws MIP Reduction

One hour after Donald Trump became President, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it has withdrawn the reduction of Mortgage Insurance Premiums, which would have been effective with closing/disbursements on or after January 27, 2017. HUD will issue a subsequent Mortgagee Letter at a later date, should there be a policy change.

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NYDFS RELEASES FINAL RULE FOR VACANT AND ABANDONED PROPERTY

On  December 7, 2016 the New York State Department of Financial Services released the Final Rule pretaining to vacant and abandoned property. The legislation is effective on December 20, 2016. The New York Mortgage Bankers Association has performed a complete analysis of the changes in the Final Rule, as opposed to the Proposed Rule. The NYMBA Analysis, Proposed Rule and  Final Rule can be obtained by clicking on the following links: PROPOSED RULE FINAL RULE NYMBA ANALYSIS

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NYS 2016 Budget Reinstates the Refund of the Special Additional Mortgage Recording Tax

On Friday evening, April 1, 2016 the New York State Budget was passed. The budget included the following language: PART LL “Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 9 of section 210-B of the tax law, as added by section 17 of part A of chapter 59 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows: (b) Carryover or refund. In no event shall the credit herein provided for be allowed in an amount which will reduce the tax payable to less than the fixed dollar…

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