740 and 25% are the new magic mortgage numbers

The Frank-Dodd bill was designed to insure that loan originators to have any financial interst in the terms or conditions of a loan. But in a policy change today, Fannie and Freddie announced changes in the terms and conditions of a loan that modifies their financial interests. Thats right, the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) just did exactly what other loan originators are denied from doing by law. Specifically, charge higher interest rates for higher risk loans. If you do not have a credit score of 740 or better, or put down 25% of the purchase price - you will pay [...]