Bulletin 2020-89 Extension of Agency Temporary Guidelines

Extension of Agency Temporary Guidelines

NewRez will be aligning with Fannie Mae Lender Letters LL-2020-03 and LL-2020-04 and Freddie Mac Bulletin 2020-37 dated September 24, 2020, in extending the temporary underwriting and appraisal policies previously announced for application dates through October 31, 2020.


Previously Announced Temporary Guidance and Resources


The product profiles will not be updated with the temporary guidelines related to COVID-19 (with the exception of credit score updates). Refer to the following previously issued announcements. The below bulletins are also referenced in the Temporary Underwriting Guidance Job Aid by Bulletin.


  • CF2020-018 COVID-19 Coronavirus Guidance (3/25/20)
  • CF2020-024 COVID-19 Coronavirus Guidance-Additional Conforming Updates (4/9/20)
  • CF2020-027 COVID-19 Conventional Updates–Property (4/17/20)
  • CF2020-036 Conventional Conforming Guideline Clarifications and Updates (5/12/20)
  • CF2020-038 Conventional Conforming Temporary Forbearance Guidance (6/3/20)
  • CF2020-040 Conforming Forbearance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (6/11/20)
  • CF2020-042 Conventional Self-Employed Updates (6/11/20)
  • CF2020-056 Extension of Agency Temporary Guidelines (07/22/20)
  • CF2020-070 Extension of Agency Temporary Guidelines (09/01/20)


For additional information, below are links to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Frequently Asked Questions



Remember that NewRez is not adopting all flexibilities in the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announcements, therefore some guidelines in their announcements and FAQ may not apply.