- April 02, 2021
- All Massachusetts Issuing Offices
- RATES AND/OR FORMS UPDATE - Refinance Rate Change
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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- Related Bulletins:
- MA2011002 Rate Changes
- Underwriting Manual:
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