Tag: Second Home

Fannie Mae’s Top FAQs – NEW MTP™ – What is The Difference Between a Second Home and Investment Property?

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer FAQs published by Fannie Mae are a great way to learn a lot in a quick period of time. Read through this latest FAQ release and pick up some great tips! Rule Synopsis: Fannie Mae updated their top trending questions. Fannie Mae also updated their FAQ for Homeownership Education […]

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Minimum Distance from Primary Residence to Second Home

Question: Does Fannie Mae have a minimum distance requirement between a primary residence and a second home? Answer: Fannie Mae does not reference a minimum distance requirement. These types of requirements are driven by individual lenders and their restrictions/overlays in the absence of specific requirements from one of the agencies. Many lenders will want it to […]

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Fannie Mae – DU Job Aid – Debt-to-Income (DTI) Ratio – Dated June 3, 2019 and DU Job Aid Total Expense Ratio < Housing Expense Ratio Error Message – Dated June 3, 2019

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer If you master DU you are one step ahead of the competition and you dramatically reduce processing time! These Job Aids should help you get one step closer to expert status. Rule Synopsis: Fannie Mae published two new job aids: DU Job Aid Debt-to-Income (DTI) Ratio, and DU Job […]

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Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac – Second Home Multi-Unit: What is the maximum LTV for a 2-Unit purchase of a second home for both Fannie and Freddie?

Answer: It varies. If you are using their standard products, the LTV’s are limited to 85% for Fannie Mae and Freddie.  If using Freddie Mac’s Home Possible product (where there are income limitations) then the LTV is 95% and Fannie Mae’s HomeReady product still limits you to 85%. The most flexible is Freddie Mac’s Home […]

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Freddie Mac Bulletin – 2019-7 – Multiple Selling Guide Updates – Dated April 3, 2019 – Effective July 3, 2019 and February 1, 2020. [NEW Chart – Fannie Mae vs. Freddie Mac Underwriting Differences]

Written By: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer This update contains a lot of exciting news that is sure to expand your business or make it easier. Rule Synopsis: Freddie Mac 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 […]

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