Fannie May's Home Ready Loan Program

We've got great news for buyers with lower and moderate incomes! Thanks to a new product from Fannie Mae, creditworthy borrowers with lower incomes can now access an affordable mortgage. 

Key Features: 

Low down payment: Up to 97% LTV financing for home purchases.

Flexible sources of funds: 

  • Can be used for the down payment and closing costs with no minimum contribution required from the borrower’s own funds (1-unit properties).
  • Income from non-borrower household members considered as a compensating factor in Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) to allow for a debt-toincome (DTI) ratio >45%, up to 50%.
  • Rental unit and boarder income.
  • Non-occupant borrowers, such as a parent.
  • Borrower is NOT required to be a first-time buyer. 
  • Gifts, grants, Community Seconds®, and cash-on-hand permitted as a source of funds for down payment and closing costs.

Affordable and cancellable monthly MI: Reduced MI coverage requirement above 90% LTV; cancellable MI per Servicing Guide policy.

Homeownership course: The online Framework® course prepares borrowers for sustainable homeownership; other education and advising options are available.

Nontraditional credit is allowed: Supports manufactured housing up to 95% and HomeStyle® Renovation (approved lenders) up to 95%

If you're interested in learning more about the Home Ready program or would like to see if you're eligible, contact John here or by phone at (512) 524-8310. 

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