To help limited English proficiency borrowers who are experiencing mortgage-related difficulties due to the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency added new translations to the Mortgage Translations website. Site visitors can now choose English, Spanish, traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Tagalog when accessing scripts that servicers use when discussing COVID-19 forbearance with borrowers.
Black Knight, Jacksonville, Fla., said its McDash Flash Forbearance Tracker, as of May 19, reported 4.75 million homeowners – or 9.0% of all mortgages – have entered into COVID-19 mortgage forbearance plans. Active forbearance volumes increased by just 93,000 over the past week, a more than 70% decline from the 325,000 from the first week of May.
First American Financial Corp., Santa Ana, Calif., a provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk services for real estate transactions, and Docutech, a provider of document, eClose and fulfillment technology for the mortgage industry, signed an agreement for First American’s acquisition of Docutech.