HomeReady

Fannie Mae Selling Guide Announcement SEL–2019-06 – Dated July 3, 2019

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer Important updates from Fannie Mae’s seller bulletin, especially for those of you working with HomeReady® Buyers! Rule Synopsis: Fannie Mae is updating their selling guide for a variety of topics. This article will focus on the topics that benefit originators. The updates announced in this Selling Guide Announcement that [...]

2019-07-09T10:50:39-05:00July 10th, 2019|

Fannie Mae – Desktop Underwriter/Desktop Originator Release Notes DU Version 10.3 July 2019 Update – Dated May 21, 2019 – Effective July 20, 2019

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer DU users this is an important update that will clarify some recent changes that you need to know and one that none of us expected to see! Rule Synopsis: Fannie Mae announces an update to their newest DU Version: DU Version 10.3. The changes announced in this release will [...]

2019-06-07T10:43:05-05:00June 10th, 2019|

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac – HomePossible® & HomeReady®-Gift: Is a 3% gift of equity, used for down payment purposes, allowed on a HomeReady® or HomePossible® from an Aunt/Uncle? Gift Funds and Gifts of Equity – All Agencies – Chart

Answer: Both agencies allow gift of equity as the source of down payment for a HomeReady or Home Possible mortgage.  A lender can choose to overlay that ability, but Fannie and Freddie do not prohibit when the donor is an eligible donor.  However, the property must be a one-unit single family dwelling (Condo/PUD okay), and [...]

2019-05-22T13:05:38-05:00May 24th, 2019|

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac – HomePossible® & HomeReady®- Income Limits: If I have a married couple but only one spouse wants to be on the loan, is this acceptable for income limit purposes? 97% Financing Options Comparison – Fannie vs. Freddie Chart

Answer: That should be acceptable if both work; however, the other party cannot not be on the loan.  If you want to have both on the loan, you would have to use both of their incomes.  The only time you can consider not including income (from anyone on the loan that has employment) is if [...]

2019-05-22T13:06:03-05:00May 24th, 2019|