September 1, 2015
- Fannie Mae announced HomeReady – a new affordable lending product which will be rolled out later in the year. The program includes features designed to make it more flexible for lenders and buyers alike. For lenders Desktop Underwriter (DU) allows lenders to make credit risk, eligibility and loan availability assessment in one tool. HomeReady loans also promise simplified execution due to the ability to commingle them with standard loans into Mortgaged Backed Security polls. Purchasers are able to put as little as 3% down, and are able to use rental income from the property and non-borrower household income to meet the requirements.