Selling Guide

Published August 29, 2017

B6-1-03: Eligible VA-Guaranteed Mortgages (08/20/2013)

This topic contains information on eligible VA-guaranteed mortgages, including:

Eligible VA-Guaranteed Mortgages

Fannie Mae will purchase or securitize mortgages secured by one- to four-unit residential properties that are guaranteed by the VA only under Section 3710 of Title 38 for fixed-payment mortgages in the United States Code.

Other Fannie Mae Policies that Pertain to VA Loans

Fannie Mae imposes the following additional policies for VA loans:

  • Fannie Mae will purchase or securitize fixed-rate VA-guaranteed mortgages that are subject to interest rate buydowns as long as the borrower is qualified at the note rate.

  • The dollar amount of the VA guaranty must be at least equal to 25% of the original principal amount of the mortgage loan.

  • Fannie Mae limits the maximum loan amount for VA mortgage loans to $625,500 (for contiguous states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico) and $938,250 (for Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), regardless of the number of units in the property.

Related Announcements

The table below provides references to the Announcements that have been issued that are related to this topic.

Announcements Issue Date
Announcement SEL-2013–06 August 20, 2013
Announcement 09-09 April 3, 2009
Announcement 08-27 October 16, 2008