Yesterday we asked Houston-based Attorney Nick Stevens for his insight on this question:
As a continuation, we wanted Nick’s insight on the following, as well:
What about loan applications that are received prior to March 1, 2021, but with loans still in the pipeline?
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will continue to process 1003s received prior to the March 1, 2021 mandate on the old form if that is how the 1003 was initially submitted. If a pipeline loan was submitted prior to the March 1, 2021 mandate, the submitted 1003 may remain in the original format and the lender may complete the loan using the older format.
However, March 1, 2022 is the retirement date for the old 1003 format even for 1003s received prior to March 1, 2021. Effective March 1, 2022, old 1003 forms will not be accepted by the agencies.