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Program Bulletins - Miscellaneous

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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.

Date Title
#2016-23 Update to CalHFA's Wire Account Policy and Elimination of the MSV-II Document
#2016-09 CalHFA Announces Additional Master Servicer
#2015-14 CalHFA opens all Loan Programs to Mortgage Brokers
#2015-01 Streamlined Subordination Process For All CalHFA Junior Loans
#2014-21 Returned Wire Penalty Fees
#2014-19 Property Eligibility Update
#2014-14 CalHFA FHA First Mortgages to Allow Manufactured Homes
#2014-12 CalHFA Allowable Lender Fees Increase from 2% to 3%
#2014-11 CalHFA First Loan Programs Now Extended to Non First-Time Homebuyers
#2014-06 New Maximum Debt-to-Income Ratio
#2013-05 CalHFA's Procedure to Address HUD's Mortgagee Letter 2013-14
#2013-04 Rental Policy for CalHFA Loans
#2011-21 Updates to the Property Flipping Policy for CalHFA FHA Loan Program
#2011-05 Suspension of Temporary Buydowns
#2010-13 Property Flipping Policy for CalHFA FHA and Cal30SM Conventional Loan Programs
#2010-10 Rental Policy for CalHFA Loans
#2009-22 Appraiser Requirements for CalHFA Loans Updated
#2009-16 First-Time Homebuyer Exemption for Veterans
#2009-15 New Flood Determination and Power of Attorney Requirements
#2009-14 Foreclosure Avoidance and Loss Mitigation Program
#2009-13 CalHFA Condominium Requirements for Conventional Loans Updated
#2009-02 Tax Impound Accounts and Declining Property Values
#2008-40 Loan Pipeline Honored for Temporarily Suspended CalHFA Programs
#2008-39 Temporary Suspension of CalHFA Programs
#2008-33 Homebuyer Education Counseling Required On All CalHFA Conventional and Subordinate Loan Programs
#2008-28 Revised Foreclosure and Conventional Claim Filing Instructions
#2008-27 CalHFA Confidentiality Policy
#2008-23 Program Requirements Reminder
#2008-22 Amendment To Program Bulletin #2008-20
#2008-20 Assumptions Discontinued For All Conventional CalHFA Loans
#2008-15 Expiration of the First-Time Homebuyer Exemption for Veterans
#2007-44 Closing Requirements for Properties Needing Repairs
#2007-42 Foreclosure Avoidance
#2007-39 CalHFA Approved Lenders Certification of Property Conditions
#2007-38 California Wildfires
#2007-34 Appraiser Requirements for CalHFA Loans
#2007-32 Annual Recertification Requirements for CalHFA-approved Lenders
#2007-26 CalHFA Confidentiality Policy
#2007-25 Notice to Lenders Servicers Regarding West Nile Virus Alert
#2007-23 Program Requirements Reminder
#2007-09 First-time Homebuyer Exemption for Veterans
#2007-04 Revised Program Requirements
#2007-01 Updated Tax Service Contract Fee
#2006-23 CalHFA Confidentiality Policy
#2006-15 Summary of Changes to California Civil Code 2924 Regarding Trustee Sales Relating to Servicing of CalHFA Loans
#2006-14 Program Clarification

Modification To Lender Access System (LAS) To Collect Loan Officer Information

#2005-23 California State University, Channel Islands University Glen, Ventura County
#2005-11 100% Fully Amortizing Conventional Loans
#2005-02 Lender Access System (LAS) Enhancement
#2004-22 HUD - Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
#2004-15 Payoff Demands on CalHFA Subordinate Loans
#2004-11 Increase of Lender's Allowable Origination Fee
#2004-05 Payment of Real Estate Taxes on First Deed of Trust loans service released to CalHFA
#2003-35 Reinstating Purchase of FHA- Insured Condominium Loans
#2003-32 California Fires
#2003-28 Temporary Suspension of General Insurance and Special Risk Insurance
Endorsement Authority
#2003-16 Updated Lender Program Manual
#2002-31 Independent Loan Purchase
#2002-29 Computerized Conditional Approvals/Suspensions
#2002-20 Earthquake Insurance Requirement Removed
#2002-07 Summary of California Reconveyance Changes for 2002
#1999-15 Automated Underwriting (AU) for FHA Loans

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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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