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HomeStyle Renovation

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.

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. Fannie Mae HomeView® can be used to satisfy this requirement. ​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 ENERGY STAR® -certified improvements, resiliency, water, or other energy upgrades, then the HomeStyle Renovation loan may be bundled with HomeStyle Energy to qualify for a $500 LLPA 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.
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): Borrowers can use HomeStyle Renovation to finance the addition of an ADU to their home, providing more space for family or an opportunity for rental income.

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


Form Description
Form 1035 HomeStyle Renovation “Maximum Mortgage” worksheet
Form 1202 Contractor Profile Report
Form 1204 HomeStyle Renovation consumer tips
Form 3730 Renovation Contract
Form 3731 Renovation Loan Agreement
Form 3739 Lien Waiver
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.