Program Bulletins by Year - 2018

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CalHFA Program Bulletins are addendums to the Lender Program Manual and important communication tools to our lending partners. These bulletins are provided in Adobe PDF format and require Adobe Reader to open and view them.

Bulletin # Title
#2018-21 Updated Sales Price Limits
#2018-20 Increased Conventional and VA Loan Limits Effective January 1, 2019
#2018-19 CalHFA and the California Wildfires
#2018-18 New Mortgage Purchase Master Agreement
#2018-17 Additional Requirements to Resubordinate All CalHFA Subordinate Loans
#2018-16 New, Simplified CalHFA Borrower's Affidavit and Certification
#2018-15 CalHFA Conventional Loan Programs to Allow Manufactured Housing
#2018-14 CalHFA to Implement Fannie Mae's 3.2 File Format in MAS
#2018-13 CalHFA Eliminates Business Income Overlay
#2018-12 Updated Income Limits for the Mortgage Credit Certificate Tax Credit Program
#2018-11 New CalHFA Borrower's Affidavit and Certification
#2018-10 CalHFA to Offer Purchase Assistance to Borrowers affected by Natural Disasters in California
#2018-09 Updated Sales Price Limits for both CalHFA's Loan Programs and MCC Program
#2018-08 90-Day Rate Lock Option Eliminated
#2018-07 Elimination of APN Restriction
#2018-06 CalHFA to Purchase Loans Twice Weekly via ACH Transfer
#2018-05 Updated and Simplified Income Limits for all CalHFA First Mortgage Programs
#2018-04 Leasehold Estates and Community Land Trusts
#2018-03 CalHFA to Offer Limited 203(k) Option on its FHA Loan Programs
#2018-02 Documentation and Representation and Warranty Relief for CalHFA Conventional Loan Programs Using Day 1 Certainty™
#2018-01 New CalHFA School Teacher and Employee Assistance Program and Discontinuation of Extra Credit Teacher Home Purchase Program

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News & Updates

Dates for March Lender Training have been posted

Program Bulletin #2019-08 - Lower Interest Rates for Conventional Loans with no Subordinates

Program Bulletin #2019-07 - CalHFA to Add a 2% ZIP Option and Eliminate the 4% ZIP Option

Program Bulletin #2019-06 - CalHFA to Offer Lower Interest Rates on Conventional First Mortgages for Certain Eligible Borrowers

Program Bulletin #2019-05 - New Borrower's Affidavit and New Restriction on Non-Occupant Co-Signors

Program Bulletin #2019-04 - New Interest Rate for the MyHome and School Program

Program Bulletin #2019-03 - One Promissory Note and One Deed of Trust for All CalHFA Subordinate Loans

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