Biden says, Good Credit = Higher Mortgage Fees

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Homebuyers with good credit scores will soon be facing higher mortgage fees as the Biden administration seeks to close the racial homeownership gap and get more first-time and low-income buyers through the door.

Starting in May, a new federal rule will upend the current structure of the Loan-Level Price Adjustment (LLPA) matrix. Homebuyers with a good credit score could see their monthly mortgage payment rise by over $60 a month, while riskier borrowers will get more favorable mortgage terms because their fees were reduced. It’s a move the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) hopes will address housing affordability challenges in the U.S., but it’s come under scrutiny for being unfair and potentially ineffective.

“In the short term, this may increase homeownership among the targeted group, but I’m afraid it could decrease homeownership among the middle class,” Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, told Newsweek. “I’m not sure that we’re not robbing Peter to pay Paul here.”


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