Desktop Underwriter

Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) provides lenders a comprehensive credit risk assessment that determines whether a loan meets Fannie Mae’s eligibility requirements.

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Loans in process that will be secured by properties located in a disaster-impacted area are ineligible for property inspection waivers (PIWs). We periodically update our systems to deactivate PIW offers in certain disaster-impacted areas that can identified by county or ZIP Code boundaries, but we are unable to identify and de-activate PIW offers on all properties that may have been impacted by a disaster. For more information, view the PIW FAQs and the Assistance in Disasters page.

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What's New

  • DU Version 10.0 and 10.1 August Update

    Effective Saturday, Aug. 19, Desktop Underwriter will update Property Inspection Waiver offers to include some purchase transactions.

  • Selling Guide Updates From DU 10.1 Release

    The July Selling Guide update includes policy changes to align with DU version 10.1, which allows more borrowers to received an Approve/Eligible with DTI ratios 45 to 50%, aligns the maximum LTV ratio for ARMs with fixed-rate up to 95%, and simplifies the risk assessment and messaging for loan casefiles with disputed tradelines.

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What is Trended Credit Data?

Trended credit data is now being used in DU.

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