Biden To Punish Good-Credit Homebuyers To Subsidize High-Risk Mortgages, by Tyler Durden

This sounds like the kind of inverted horror show Ayn Rand might have dreamed up for Atlas Shrugged. From Tyler Durden at

A new rule from the Biden administration will force homebuyers with good credit scores to pay higher mortgage rates in order to subsidize loans to those with riskier borrowing profiles, the Washington Times reports.

The fee, which will apply to those buying or refinancing houses after May 1, will affect homebuyers with credit scores of 680 or higher, will amount to roughly $40 per month on a home loan of $400,000, or nearly $500 per year. Homebuyers who make down payments of 15% – 20% will be hit with the largest fees.

According to those in the industry, the changes will frustrate homebuyers with high credit scores, as well as those looking to refinance, as they’re being punished for having strong financial positions.

The changes do not make sense. Penalizing borrowers with larger down payments and credit scores will not go over well,” said Ian Wright, a senior loan officer at Bay Equity Home Loans in the San Francisco Bay Area, in a statement to the Washington Times via email. “It overcomplicates things for consumers during a process that can already feel overwhelming with the amount of paperwork, jargon, etc. Confusing the borrower is never a good thing.”

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