(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Starting on May 1, the Biden administration will be mandating higher mortgage rates and monthly fees for Americans with good credit scores and, in turn, rewarding favored citizens with lower credit scores and smaller down payments.
According to the Daily Wire, the White House made the loan-level price adjustments in the name of equity as federal officials attempt to appease radical race activists across the nation.
“The changes do not make sense,” senior loan officer at Bay Equity Home Loans Ian Wright said. “Penalizing borrowers with larger down payments and credit scores will not go over well. 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.”
Buyers with credit scores of 679 or below will receive lower fees and more favorable rates. Buyers with debt-to-income ratios over 40% will also be charged, despite protestations from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
“Most borrowers” seeking mortgages will see increases due to the changing of the fee structure.
Professionals working in the field roundly criticized the plan, explaining that the extension of the mortgage application process simply adds more pressure to an already falling housing market.
“It’s going to be a challenge trying to explain to somebody that says, ‘I worked my whole life for high credit and I’ve put a lot of money down and you’re telling me that’s a negative now?’ That’s a hard conversation to have,” one expert told the New York Post.
Even some Obama officials came out against the plan.
“It’s unprecedented,” David Stevens, Federal Housing Administration commissioner under President Barack Obama, told the Post. “My email is full from mortgage companies and CEOs [telling] me how unbelievably shocked they are by this move.”
The Biden administration continued to deny that the country is hurtling towards recession, despite abysmal reports from the Commerce Department, skyrocketing inflation and the failures of several large banks.
Regardless of the administration’s abject failure to control spending, the Washington Post made a desperate bid to spin the recession and boost Biden’s team.