Servicing Guide

Published June 13, 2018

E-3.5-03: Providing Evidence of Title (11/12/2014)

In Hawaii, the servicer must obtain an owner's title policy after the foreclosure sale if Fannie Mae acquires title to a property through a non-judicial foreclosure.

The servicer must not obtain an owner's title policy after the foreclosure sale in any other state unless Fannie Mae specifically directs it to do so. Fannie Mae will accept other forms of title evidence as long as FHA, VA, RD, or the mortgage insurer does not specifically require an owner's title policy.

Fannie Mae will not reimburse the servicer for the cost of an owner's title policy unless Fannie Mae or the mortgage insurer directs it to obtain one.