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Genworth MI Response to Hurricane Irma

Genworth supports the measures enacted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac restricting foreclosure actions and providing other forms of mortgage relief for those dealing with damage in the affected areas as a result of Hurricane Irma.

See Risk Management Bulletin 2017-2 for complete details.

Genworth MI Response to Hurricane Harvey

As a result of Hurricane Harvey and its impact which has caused damage to many homes in the Gulf Coast area, FEMA has issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. Genworth supports the measures enacted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac restricting foreclosure actions and providing other forms of mortgage relief for those dealing with damage in the affected areas.

See Risk Management Bulletin 2017-1 for complete details.

Second Quarter 2017 First-Time Homebuyer Market Report

On August 29, 2017, Genworth MI released its Q2 First-Time Homebuyer Market Report, the only economic series focused on first-time homebuyer market size. Using over 20 million first-time homebuyer records from mortgage origination data, this report spans two housing cycles over the past 24 years. Access the full report here.

Inaugural First-Time Homebuyer Market Report

On June 8, 2017, Genworth MI launched its First-Time Homebuyer Market Report, which estimates the size of the first-time homebuyer market going back to 1994, using a combination of government and mortgage industry data. With more than 20 million first-time homebuyers identified, the report provides historical perspectives and important recent trends. Access the full report here.

Guideline Updates

We are continuing our efforts to Simplify MISM. Effective for MI applications received on or after May 15, 2017, we have simplified and expanded guidelines, all aimed at making it easier for you to get the MI coverage you need for your borrowers. Read the full announcement

Genworth MI is now blogging

We're excited to bring you the latest in mortgage industry news and trends. Check out our NEW Blog today!

Refund After Default Process Change

Genworth's Master Policy (MP 1480) requires that all premium received after the delinquency date be refunded directly to the GSE, if applicable, or otherwise to the servicer of record. Therefore, effective March 19, 2017, we will refund BPMI premium received after default for Fannie Mae certs directly to Fannie Mae. Read the full announcement for details.

We are ready for the 2017 FHFA Maximum Conforming Loan Limits

This guideline and pricing update is in response to FHFA’s 2017 maximum base conforming loan limit increase, announced on November 23, 2016.MI applications received on or after Friday, December 2, 2016 will be subject to the new 2017 loan limits. We will incorporate these changes into our Underwriting Guidelines and other collateral (including rate cards) on or before January 1, 2017. See Announcement 2016-6 for details.

Genworth Fully Supports Fannie Mae Selling Guide Updates

Genworth Fully Supports Selling Guide Updates Detailed In Fannie Mae SEL-2016-08 and DU Release Notes 10.0. See Risk Management Bulletin 2016-3 for details.

Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for affected areas in Louisiana

FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for affected areas in Louisiana. Genworth supports the measures enacted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac restricting foreclosure actions and providing other forms of mortgage relief for those dealing with damage in the affected areas. See Risk Management Bulletin 2016-2 for details.

Homebuyer Privileges NOW offers enhanced savings of up to $7,500!

Genworth’s popular Homebuyer Privileges program provides homeowners with unique discounts – now valued up to $7,500 – from top national and local retailers on the things they need most for their home. Learn more.

New! Text Results from Rate Express Mobile App

A new update to our mobile app lets you text quote results -- to yourself or a colleague!. Update your Rate Express mobile app and try it today! Don’t have our mobile app? Download it from the App store or Google Play. Just search “Genworth Mortgage Insurance” in your app store’s search field.

We asked. You shared.

We surveyed over 200 underwriters, loan officers and processors to understand their levels of satisfaction with our loan submission process. We invite you to review the results.

Delegated Underwriting Decision Tips

Use this report to discover the most frequently made MI decision errors and learn how to avoid them. You’ll find excerpts from the associated underwriting guidelines along with corrective actions for each — including relevant examples when appropriate.

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