While renovating a home can seem tiresome and time consuming, the loan process shouldn’t be! When you use Fannie Mae’s HomeStyle Renovation Loan, you are using a product that will be closed in three simple phases.

Phase One: Review Plans and Loan Preparation

  • Reviewing homestyle loan terms and fees.
  • Borrower works with contractor and in most cases a HUD consultant to submit renovation plans to lender.
  • Appraiser reviews plans and determines “as-compared” value.
  • Lender uses Maximum Mortgage Worksheet (form 1035) to determine mortgage amount.

Phase Two: Manage Funds Through Renovation

  • Lender sells loan to Fannie Mae*.
    • *Must be an approved HomeStyle Renovation Lender to sell loan prior to project completion.
  • Lender places funds in a custodial account.
  • Contractor begins work and submits requests for funds.
  • Lender manages draws based on inspections.

Phase Three: Finalize Loan Completion

  • Lender orders final inspection.
  • Title company updates title policy (completion materials).
  • Lender finalizes and submits completion materials and certificate of occupancy to Fannie Mae.
  • Lender removes recourse (if sold prior to construction completion) or sells loan to Fannie Mae.

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