Fannie Mae Announces 3.5 Percent Seller Assistance on HomePath(R) Properties

Incentive Part of Ongoing Effort to Stabilize Neighborhoods

Jan 28, 2010, 11:11 ET from Fannie Mae

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) announced today that people purchasing a Fannie Mae-owned HomePath® property will receive up to 3.5 percent in closing cost assistance or an equivalent amount in their choice of appliances.  The offer is available to any owner-occupant who closes on the purchase of a property listed on HomePath.com before May 1, 2010.

"Attracting qualified buyers to the market and reducing the inventory of vacant homes is critical to stabilizing neighborhoods and helping the market recover.  Many families are taking advantage of the federal homebuyer tax credit to buy a new home so this is a great time for Fannie Mae to offer some additional help," said Terry Edwards, Executive Vice President of Credit Portfolio Management. "Homebuyers have the option to choose between financial assistance toward closing costs or new appliances for their home."

Properties eligible for this incentive are listed on HomePath.com and most listings include detailed property descriptions, photographs, community and school information and more. In addition, many Fannie Mae-owned properties are eligible for special HomePath Mortgage and HomePath Renovation Mortgage financing which offers homebuyers an opportunity to purchase with as little as 3 percent down.

Fannie Mae exists to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Fannie Mae has a federal charter and operates in America's secondary mortgage market to enhance the liquidity of the mortgage market by providing funds to mortgage bankers and other lenders so that they may lend to home buyers.  Our job is to help those who house America.

SOURCE Fannie Mae



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