The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) took steps today to meet one of the goals set forward in its 2022 Scorecard for the GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, announcing targeted increases to the upfront fees for certain GSE high balance and second home loans.

High balance loans (called super conforming loans by Freddie Mac) are mortgages originated in certain designated areas that exceed the baseline conforming loan limit. That limit is set at $647,200 for 2022. Fees for these loans will increase between 0.25 percent and 0.75 percent, tiered by loan-to-value ratio. Upfront fees for second home loans rise between 1.125 percent and 3.875 percent, also tiered by loan-to-value ratio.

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