On 9-27-13 Bank of America issued a Short Sale Agent Update which indicated in part that the HUD 2013-34 Mortgagee Letter has announced that they are postponing, until further notice, a portion of the preforclosure participation requirement on a FHA Short Sales. Of pertinent part to most agents is that the FHA is delaying the prohibition on dual agency/brokerage that was previously included in Mortgagee Letter 2013-23. As revised by the FHA’s new announcement, brokers and their agents may now continue to represent both the buyer and the seller in FHA short sales, but the existing arm’s-length requirements still remain in effect.
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