Bulletin: MA2021001

Date:
April 02, 2021
To:
All Massachusetts Issuing Offices
RE:
RATES AND/OR FORMS UPDATE - Refinance Rate Change

Dear Associates:

Effective immediately, the Refinance Rate for Massachusetts 1-4 family residential properties is available for all refinance transactions if the property is currently encumbered by a first mortgage. This is a change from the existing Refinance Rate, which limits the rate to those transactions where the property is encumbered by a first mortgage recorded within the last 7 years. The remaining provisions of the most current Rate Manual effective as of August 1, 2011, remain in effect.  

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References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
MA2011002 Rate Changes
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None