Multiple Mortgages for the Same Borrower - Fannie Mae Conventional Guidelines

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Fannie Mae has clarified it's policy relating to multiple mortgages for the same borrower.  In the Fannie Mae Selling Guide announcement states that the following guidelines must be followed:

The financed property limit applies to any combination of ownership in one- to four-unit properties and is cumulative for all borrowers.  These limitations apply to the total number of properties financed, not just the number of mortgages sold to Fannie Mae.

Example: If the borrower owns two properties and the co-borrower owns three other properties, then the financed property limitation applies.  (The total properties owned in this example is 5.)

The calculation applies to all borrowers and co-borrowers, regardless of relationship.  In addition, properties held in a partnership or through a limited liability corporation (LLC), or an S-Corp where the borrower is personally liable on the Note must be included in the calculation of the number of financed properties owned.

Loans that do not meet Fannie Mae's eligibility requirements for the maximum number of financed properties owned may not be approved.

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Keith Miller

Where can I find this official policy.  I had a divorce, I have six properties financed, I own 5 properties (the ex have 1 property with equity).  4 properties are positive cashflow near 75% LTV and one california house that is 0 equity if not upside down.  Can I do anything.  Divorce papers say I will make a goodfiath effort to refinance.      

Dec 15, 2010 12:46 PM #1
Rodney Mason
Prospect Mortgage - Atlanta, GA
FHA 203K & HomeStyle Renovation-AL,GA,TN

Keith.....This change was announced by Fannie Mae several months ago.  Not every lender does lend to those owning 5-10 units though.  For borrowers owning 5-10 properties, the maximum LTV is 70% and it is limited to a rate/term refinance.  Cash out is not allowed.  Since you are at 75% LTV, you would not be able to refinance unless you have money to pay down the loans. 

Dec 17, 2010 11:38 PM #2
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