FNMA, (for those of you new to this blog, Investopedia.com sites FNMA is the acronym and the stock market symbol for the Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly called “Fannie Mae.” This government-sponsored enterprise provides liquidity for the U.S. mortgage market by guaranteeing and purchasing mortgages, indirectly enabling families to buy or rent homes through access to credit) perhaps in a bid to compete with the 3.5% FHA loans, has reinstituted its 3%-down (97% Loan to Value) loans.
The loans are primarily for new home buyers, with some limited provisions for refinancing of existing FNMA loans. The combination of these new super-low-down loans, coupled with the very low interest rates in the marketplace, AND the new government lowering of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) on low-down loans, combine to make buying homes much easier for new buyers.
What does this mean for investors? A lot! Not only is this loan likely to create extra demand and contribute to home price appreciation, but when an investor thinks of selling an investment home, the pool of ready willing and able buyers will have been greatly expanded. Great news for new home owners and real estate investors!
At our next 1-Day ICG Real Estate Expo on March 7th, we will have experts on the newest wrinkles in asset protection, how to use your IRA to buy real estate, and getting loans for IRA-bought real estate. In addition, there will be experts speaking on the newest loans available (this keeps changing for the better!), as well as an array of experts, market teams, updates, learning and networking. Can’t wait. Call our office at415-927-7504or email us firstname.lastname@example.org mention this blog entry to attend free.