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HomeStyle Renovation

We are offering temporary flexibilities for recourse removal on HomeStyle Renovation loans that were subject to COVID-19 related forbearance during the renovation period. For details, refer to Lender Letter LL-2020-04.

Unlock options for your borrowers

A HomeStyle® Renovation mortgage gives you more flexibility to meet your borrowers' needs, the potential to increase purchase and refinance loan production and save repair-contingent deals.

Why choose Homestyle Renovation?

Homeowners are renovating like never before. With a HomeStyle Renovation loan, they’ll have funds for a wide range of renovation projects, from repairs and energy updates to landscaping and luxury upgrades. A HomeStyle Renovation loan can make the difference between a house and a dream home, or help restore an older home to its former glory.

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Now you can give your customers the option to renovate and rehab a new or existing home by including financing in their conventional purchase or refinanced home loan. LTV is calculated taking the proposed project into account, giving them more purchasing power and more options to make their home their own.

Homebuyer Education Requirements

To qualify for purchase loans with an LTV greater than 95%, homeownership education will be ​ required for at least one borrower, when all occupying borrowers are first-time homebuyers.  ​Learn more about homeownership education.​

 

Bundle the benefits

Combine HomeStyle Renovation with other Fannie Mae offerings to give borrowers more benefits:

  • HomeStyle® Energy: If your borrower is planning on resiliency, energy, or water efficiency upgrades during renovation, bundle your HomeStyle Renovation loan with HomeStyle Energy to qualify for a $500 LLPA adjustment credit.
  • HomeReady®: Our low down payment mortgage has lower rates and cancellable mortgage insurance (restrictions apply). When combined with HomeStyle Renovation, HomeReady makes financing renovation projects even more affordable.

Become an approved HomeStyle Renovation lender

Deliver renovation loans prior to project completion by becoming an approved HomeStyle Renovation lender. Get started by completing form 1000A or contact your Fannie Mae customer account team to learn more.

*Delivering loans post-completion does not require special approval.

HomeStyle Renovation Loan Process

Forms

Form Description
Form 1035 HomeStyle Renovation “Maximum Mortgage” worksheet
Form 1204 HomeStyle Renovation consumer tips
Special Purpose Documents Model legal documents developed for a special purpose. Model documents relevant to HomeStyle Renovation include Forms 3730, 3731, and 3739.
Riders and Addenda A list of model riders and addenda to the security instrument. Model documents relevant to HomeStyle Renovation include Forms 3732 and 3733.

Housing stock is aging into disrepair, with the median age of a home nearing 40 years old.*

Meanwhile, new home construction is not keeping up with demand, as rising costs weigh on builders. With a HomeStyle Renovation mortgage, your buyers have more ways than ever to get the home they really want.

* 2016 American Community Survey, National Assn. of Home Builders

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