HomePath Loan Program Has Been Discontinued By Fannie Mae

This BLOG On HomePath Loan Program Has Been Discontinued By Fannie Mae Was UPDATED October 22nd, 2018

Why the HomePath loan program was withdrawn by Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae has an inventory of the homes that they have foreclosed.

  • These Fannie Mae owned foreclosures are called HomePath properties
  • For several years, Fannie Mae offered the HomePath mortgage program for homebuyers who qualified for conventional loans
  • The HomePath program allowed home buyers who qualified to purchase a Fannie Mae owned property with very little down
  • The HomePath mortgage program did not require mortgage insurance and no appraisal was required
  • Fannie Mae’s HomePath program was available to owner-occupant properties, second homes and vacation homes, and investment homes

In this article, we will discuss and cover the discontinuation of the HomePath Mortgage Program By Fannie Mae.

Fannie Mae Will Discontinue HomePath Loan Program Effective October 6, 2014

Fannie Mae has announced that the HomePath Loan Program:

  • The HomePath Renovation Loan Program will no longer be effective October 6, 2014
  • For home buyers who are currently looking at HomePath properties and are pre-approved for a HomePath Loan, need to have the real estate purchase contract executed no later than October 6, 2014
  • The mortgage loan application, as well as all disclosures, need to be dated no later than October 6, 2014
  • The HomePath Loan does not need approval or does not need to be processed by October 6, 2014
  • However, the mortgage package needs to be dated by October 6, 2014
  • There are no exemptions and no exceptions
  • Just having the mortgage loan application dated October 6, 2014, is not enough
  • The signed (both home buyer and home seller ) and dated real estate purchase contract also needs to accompanied with the signed mortgage loan application
  • All HomePath Loan programs need to close tentatively by February of 2015

The final dead line date for all HomePath Loan closing has not yet been determined.

Fannie Mae HomePath Properties

What are Fannie Mae HomePath properties

The discontinuation of Fannie Mae’s HomePath Loan programs will not discontinue Fannie Mae HomePath properties.

  • Fannie Mae will continue to accumulate foreclosed homes and will be under the Fannie Mae HomePath home program where investors and home buyers can still purchase HomePath homes
  • However, effective October 6th, 2014, Fannie Mae owned home buyers need to use other mortgage loan programs
  • Buyers can purchase a Fannie Mae owned property with an FHA, VA, USDA, and conventional loans
  • But must qualify for whichever mortgage loan program they choose

FHA Loans And Conventional Loans Are Options For Fannie Mae Properties

Fannie Mae’s HomePath Renovation Loan program will also get discontinued effective October 6th, 2014.

  • Fannie Mae’s HomePath Renovation Loan program is an acquisition and construction loan all rolled into one
  • For those seeking a renovation and acquisition loan with a Fannie Mae owned property need to either go with an FHA 203k mortgage loan or a conventional HomeStyle mortgage loan

The HomeStyle renovation mortgage loan program will not be effective with the elimination of the HomePath mortgage loan program and the HomePath Renovation mortgage loan program.

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