Fannie Mae HomePath has announced they will offer up to 3.5% towards the buyers closing cost through March 31, 2014. Fannie Mae HomePath properties are homes that Fannie Mae owns through foreclosure. Fannie Mae offers special financing on these homes with reduced down payment, no mortgage insurance and no appraisal required. You can learn more about the Fannie Mae HomePath Mortgage by clicking here.
Here’s more info about the special incentives being offered for Fannie Mae HomePath properties:
- Initial offer must be made on or after February 14, 2014 and/or by March 31, 2014.
- Property must be in active “First Look” period. Properties in the First Look Program will have the “First Look” logo on the HomePath website. These homes are reserved for owner occupied purchases during the first 20 days the property is listed on the HomePath.com.
- Transaction must close no later than May 31, 2014.
- Owner occupied/primary residence only
The 3.5% closing cost credit is only allowed towards bona fide closing costs. If the closing cost are less than 3.5% of the sales price, then a buyer will not receive the full credit. Make sure you talk with your loan officer about buying down the interest rate if you are not using the full the 3.5% credit.
As I write this post (HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!) it looks like there are about 35 homes in King County that currently qualify as a “First Look” property and therefore, are probably eligible for a 3.5% credit in closing cost.