Archive for February, 2012

Payroll Tax Cut Impact on Rates

Over the holidays, you may have read that Congress passed the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011. This measure/tax cut of 2% is paid for in part by increasing the fees that FNMA, FHLMC and FHA charge lenders (These fees are called Guarantee Fees or “G-Fees”). The payroll tax cut is a short-term benefit but the impact on G-Fees and FHA insurance costs could last a decade or ...

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