Area median incomes (AMIs) for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s low down-payment mortgage programs have changed recently, and that’s
a good thing, according to United Wholesale Mortgage President and CEO Mat Ishbia.
Fannie’s HomeReady and Freddie’s Home Possible offer low down payment mortgages for low- to moderate-income borrowers. AMIs
establish income eligibility standards for those programs. Freddie Mac’s AMI numbers changed on June 13. Fannie Mae will change
its numbers Saturday 7/8/17, and those changes will open up the programs to more people, Ishbia said in a UWM video presentation.
“More borrowers will now fit into the HomePossible program and the HomeReady program with Freddie and Fannie,” he said. “It’s very
positive – over 80% of all census tracts throughout America actually went up on Freddie Mac’s data.” Ishbia added that borrowers
could save a lot of money with these programs compared with an FHA loan if they have a 680+ FICO score.
“Realize it’s a big opportunity for brokers to be able to afford a borrower a Freddie-Mac Home Possible or a Fannie-Mae HomeReady
program that brokers couldn’t just a couple weeks ago” he said.
“It’s a very positive thing and it will be a cheaper payment for the borrower than FHA in many, many situations.”
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