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On-time rental payments will now factor into Fannie Mae underwriting calculations and missed rental payments won’t keep borrowers from getting a mortgage. The Federal Housing Finance Agency today announced that positive rental payment history will be taken into account in the government sponsored entity’s underwriting system. The change is effective immediately, through a change to the digital underwriting system used by the agency’s regulated entity. Borrowers and lenders do not have to take any additional steps to make use of the feature.