Buying A HomePath Home

A HomePath home is a bank owned property owned by Fannie Mae and offers special financing when  buying their  property and using their money.  

The fact is Fannie Mae is one of the largest mortgage owned lenders and  it is not so much the  property being owned by Fannie Mae but it is the  special  financing that is available  through  HomePath.

One thing that HomePath offers for buyers  iswhat they call “First Look” program. Under the first look program, for the first 15 days that the property is listed on, the property is available to buyers who plan on making the home their primaryresidence,  known as “owner occupancy”. If the home is still available with no offers after the 15 days it opens up to  everyone which includes investors.

The best part about HomePath Homes is  on the lending side of it…Fannie Mae offers some great incentives to buy their  properties that are  basicaly  sitting vacant. These perks just don’t apply to owner occupancy but to people who are wanting to buy a second home or an investment property.

This is what you can get with a HomePath Mortgage.

Minunmal 3% down payment: down payment can come from savings, gift, grant, non-profit organization, or employer

Fannie Mae will not request an appraisal

No mortgage insurance (PMI).   Ask your lender about details on no mortgage insurance.

Expanded seller contribution towards closing cost

Available for primary resident, second home or investment property.

Here is an added bounes that HomePath is offering to buyers  until June 30, 2011…Fannie Mae will contribute up to 3.5% towards closing cost assistance. The HomePath buyer must meet the following qualification to be eligible for this.  

  • The initial offer must be submitted on or after April 11, 2011 and close by June 30, 2011
  • The sale must close befor June 30, 2011
  • In order to receive the 3.5% incentive the buyer must be purchasing the home for their primary residence.
  • Buyers will be requested to sign a Owner Occupancy Certification Rider
  • If the Buyers total closing cost  are under 3.5%, the difference will not be available for buyer’s credit.

As you can see, the HomePath program can be nice tool to help a buyer get into a  home with less out of their pocket than other loans like FHA. You can find out more from Fannie Mae at

Contact Todd Rodocker to find out more about HomePath Homes and financing.

Todd  Rodocker  specializes with first time home buyers, seasoned buyers and investors.  He can be contacted at, cell 801-694-0903  or by visiting his web sites,


About toddrodocker

Todd Rodocker Realty Group is Premier Real Estate Agent and Loan Originator in Utah and promotes Home Ownership to everyone. Todd Rodocker Realty Group is partner with Aubrey & Associates Realty and Altius Mortgage. NMLS 317650
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