Fannie Mae Tightens Standards on Investment Properties

  • Source: housingwire.com

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Article Highlights:

The new Treasury amendment means Fannie Mae has a new “7% limit on the acquisition of single-family mortgage loans secured by second home and investment properties.”

The new amendment has prompted changes to Fannie Mae’s eligibility polices to address the Treasury’s new restrictions.  Now, all second homes are to be underwritten with Desktop Underwriter and must receive an approval or eligibility recommendation that is delivered as a DU loan.

To comply with the new amendment, Fannie Mae “will be monitoring deliveries of second home and investor loans on a lender-level basis, and will be working with lenders that have excessive delivery volume of these types of loans.”

The selling guide and eligibility matrix are set to be updated in April. Fannie Mae is determining whether they will further update their negotiated terms to limit the risk characteristics for all refinance loans and non-DU purchases.

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Melissa Ettel

Melissa Ettel, a Senior Analyst with Treliant’s Mortgage Operations & Compliance team, is experienced in data management and analysis, corporate accounting and fraud, and compliance. At Treliant, Melissa has conducted large data compilations and performed complex analyses, built and managed databases to centralize client data, and assisted in large data…