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Fannie Mae Extends Incentive Program For HomePath Properties

March 27, 2014

Homebuyers Receive 3.5 Percent Closing Cost Assistance During FirstLook Period

Keosha Burns


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) announced it is extending the 3.5 percent closing cost assistance incentive for HomePath® properties purchased during the FirstLookTM period in 27 eligible states. During the FirstLook period, owner-occupant or public entity buyers are able to submit offers on HomePath properties, giving them the opportunity to purchase a home without competition from investors.  The FirstLook period is in effect for the first 20 days a property is on the market.  

“We have received a strong response from the incentive since it went into effect on February 14, and we are happy to extend the offer to even more homebuyers,” said Jay Ryan, Vice President of REO Sales. “With the unusually cold and extended winter season ending, we want to give people more opportunity to use the incentive to buy properties that they will call home.”

To be eligible for the incentive, the initial offer must be submitted by April 30, 2014, and close on or before June 30, 2014. The incentive will offer qualified buyers up to 3.5 percent of the final sales price to pay closing costs. In many cases, buyers could use these savings to buy down their interest rate through upfront points, resulting in additional savings over time. Buyers can work with the lender of their choice to determine if this is an option.

Prospective buyers can search for properties and easily identify how many days remain on a property’s FirstLook period by visiting Each qualifying property will be identified by the sales incentive icon. HomePath properties offer buyers a wide selection of options, including single-family homes, condominiums, and town houses. For more details on the program, visit The 27 states where the incentive is available are:


Arizona Maryland New Mexico
California Massachusetts Ohio
Florida Michigan Oregon
Idaho Minnesota Puerto Rico
Illinois Missouri Tennessee
Indiana Nebraska Virginia
Iowa Nevada Washington
Kansas New Hampshire West Virginia
Maine New Jersey Wisconsin

Click here to read the original announcement for the sales incentive.

Fannie Mae enables people to buy, refinance, or rent a home.

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