This just in from Darin Marquardt of Chase Home Loans:
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have recently announced that they are eliminating their declining market policies beginning June 1st. Additional details will be provided when they are received from the Agencies. It is important to note that the mortgage insurance companies still continue to underwrite loans to their declining market polices, so MI restrictions will still apply for now. In light of the Agency announcement, Chase plans to eliminate the Agency declining market policy in an upcoming release. Until further notice, loans should continue to be decisioned per posted policies and product guides.
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