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GSEs officially update representation and warranty policies

Analysts say impact of long-awaited changes may be minimal
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both announced changes to their respective representation and warranty policies, following through on an announcement made by Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt at the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention & Expo in October.
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FHFA reps and warrants policies have “significant and unresolved” risks

Watchdog: FHFA’s implementation was rushed and flawed
In a new report from the FHFA’s Office of the Inspector General, the OIG said that the FHFA mandated a new representation and warranty framework for the GSEs and implemented it “despite significant unresolved operational risks to the Enterprises.” Among those is processes that may not be in place at Fannie Mae until late 2015, for example.
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