The Home Buyer's Korner

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April 16th, 2015

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FNMA HomePath Renovation Ended

FNMA Reno Cancelled 1It’s official as of October 6th, 2014 Fannie Mae has ended its HomePath Renovation Program.  The good news is the housing market is picking up and the inventory of foreclosed homes has been dwindling.  However many areas around the country still have a large inventory of homes you’ll want to check out and why we’re leaving our links to Fannie Mae homes on our blog. 

So how do you look at these properties now that the renovation options no longer exist?  You now have to secure mortgage insurance if you don’t have a large down payment.  And, let’s not forget you’re going to now need an appraisal that supports a value in an “AS IS” condition if you’re thinking about traditional financing.  The fact remains many of these home still need repairs or could use a remodel and traditional conventional financing might not be an option.  

Before today, Fannie Mae’s HomePath program helped home buyers of foreclosed properties get cost-effective mortgages, including cash for repairs and remodeling on homes owned by Fannie Mae along with other benefits that just aren’t available anymore.

But don’t be forlorn, as Fannie Mae is making up for these program withdrawals with a number of flexible financing options. Fannie Mae will allow an interested party contributions (contributions from the seller, the lender or anyone who stands to benefit from the sale) of up to six percent of the selling price; up from three percent.  That’s right in line with the FHA 203K Home Renovation Program and the best solution for purchase these homes for owner occupying home buyers.

Fannie Mae is also removing the resale restrictions, which require a length of time before reselling these homes.  If you’re a property investor, check out the Fannie Mae HomeStyle Program.  Since FHA doesn’t allow for investor purchasing, it could be the perfect option.  It works a lot like the now non-existent Fannie Mae HomePath Renovation Program and many real estate professionals refer to it as the conventional alternative to FHA 203K for investors and second homes renovations.

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Your Home Purchasing or Refinancing & Renovation Tools,

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are ready to assist you with your home purchase.

Here are just a few of the home improvements

you might consider with any Home Renovation loan

Repair or replace a roof

Install, replace or repair gutters and downspouts

Replace, repair or upgrade your HVAC system

Repair or replace plumbing

Install, repair or replace electrical systems

Kitchen remodeling (including the purchase and installation of appliances)

Bathroom remodeling, Full interior painting, Total exterior painting

Repair or replace a septic system and/or well

Disability access (wheelchair ramp, elevator, widen doorways)

Build, repair or replace deck, patio or porch

Basement waterproofing and finishing

Abatement/Stabilization of lead-based paint hazards

Replace old windows, Room additions, Finish an attic

Add a second story to your home

Replace a termite damaged sill plate (a water-damaged sill plate also)

Possible landscaping items such as correction of grading & drainage problems,

tree removal, repair a driveway and sidewalks

FHA 203K

Your Home Purchasing or Refinancing & Renovation Tool

Mortgage Loan Officers, Real Estate Agents & General Contractors

are ready to assist you with your home purchase

FANNIE MAE HOMESTYLE

The Conventional Alternative to FHA 203K

Great for Real Estate Investors and Second Home Renovations

Mortgage Loan Officers, Real Estate Agents & General Contractors

are ready to assist you with your home purchase

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Up to $10K for Home Improvements, Renovations or a Simple Remodel

Mortgage Loan Officers, Real Estate Agents & General Contractors are ready to assist you

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Organizing your home shopping experience affords a wise decision-making process.

This simple home inspection tool makes your ultimate buying decision a smart one.

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