FHA will now allow borrowers to refinance paying off a PACE obligation as a rate and term refinance.
FHA issued Mortgagee Letter 2017-18 , setting forth revised policies for insuring mortgages secured by 1- to 4- family properties encumbered with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) obligations. Per the Mortgagee Letter, properties encumbered with a PACE obligation will no longer be eligible for FHA-insured forward mortgages. The Mortgagee Letter also clarifies that PACE obligations are existing debt that may be paid off using a Rate and Term Refinance. Current policies allowing the use of a Cash-Out refinance to pay off PACE obligations remain unchanged.
The revised policies are effective for case numbers issued on or after January 6, 2018.
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