Fannie Updates Foreclosure Time Frames for Twelve States

Posted on February 18th, 2013 in Federal Issues, Mortgages By BuckleySandler

On February 13, Fannie Mae issued Servicing Guide Announcement SCV-2013-01, which increases the maximum number of allowable days within which routine foreclosure proceedings are to be completed in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, effective for foreclosure sales on or after April 1, 2013. Fannie Mae also decreased the maximum number of allowable days for foreclosure proceedings in Alabama, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. These time frame reductions will be effective for mortgage loans that become delinquent on or after March 1, 2013. In addition, Fannie Mae (i) announced that on or after April 1, 2013, in New Jersey, allowable delay credit will be given for the actual number of days the mortgage loan is reported in a foreclosure status between December 2010 and April 2012, up to a maximum of 180 days, and (ii) added 90 days to the allowable delay for Military Indulgence, effective for foreclosure sales on or after November 1, 2012. Finally, effective for all foreclosure sales on or after July 1, 2013, those foreclosure sales that result in a third-party sale will be included in the foreclosure time frame compensatory fee billing process for foreclosure delays.

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