HomeReady® Mortgage

Built for today's home buyers.

Our low down payment mortgage designed to help lenders confidently serve today's market of creditworthy low-income borrowers.

What's New


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$75 Framework course fee is now waived new

On October 23, Fannie Mae officially began waiving the $75 Framework homeownership course fee, removing the cost burden and potential cost hurdle for your borrowers. To learn more about this change along with other upcoming homeownership education changes, click here.

Ideal HomeReady Borrowers

  • Have low income
  • Are first-time or repeat homebuyers
  • Have limited cash for down payment
  • Have a credit score ≥ 620; borrowers with credit scores ≥ 680 may get even better pricing
  • Have supplemental boarder or rental income
  • Are looking to purchase or refinance

Cancellable Mortgage Insurance*

Unlike government-insured loans, with HomeReady, borrowers may have the option to cancel their mortgage insurance once their home equity reaches 20%. This can result in lower monthly payments down the road

*Restrictions apply.

Flexible Funding

With HomeReady, cash for down-payment and closing costs can come from multiple sources, including gifts, grants, and Community Seconds ® - with no minimum personal funds required.

HomeReady Comparison

BenefitsHomeReadyFHA
Required down payment 3% 3.5%
Cancellable mortgage insurance* Yes No
Immediate appraisal orders from lenders Yes No
Free from geographic restrictions on loan amounts Yes No
Day 1 Certainty™ freedom from reps & warrants available Yes No

*Restrictions apply.

Get Started with HomeReady

Not sure where to begin? Get started with these helpful resources.

Lender Resources

Homeownership Education Requirements

Income Eligibility

OnDemand eLearning Courses

Down Payment Assistance

Click here for down payment assistance resources. You will be taken to a third party website, not affiliated or endorsed by Fannie Mae.