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Gregorio Denny

Cash Out Refinance With No Seasoning Now Allowed

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - Article by: Gregorio Denny - Brookstone Mortgage Corporation - Message

June, 28, 2011

Fannie Mae has updated their selling guide to allow cash out refinances without the previously required 6 month seasoning period.

Currently, Fannie Mae requires a minimum of six months to elapse between the time a borrower purchases a home and subsequently applies for a cash-out refinance. The Selling Guide has been updated to allow a cash-out refinance within six months of a purchase transaction when no financing was obtained for the purchase transaction under the following parameters:

  • The new loan amount is not more than the actual documented amount of the borrower's initial investment in purchasing the property, plus the financing of closing costs, prepaid fees, and points (subject to the maximum LTV, CLTV, and HCLTV ratios for the transaction).
  • The purchase transaction was an arms-length transaction.
  • The purchase transaction is documented by the HUD-1, which confirms that no mortgage financing was used to obtain the subject property.The preliminary title search or report must also confirm no liens on the subject property.
  • The source of funds for the purchase transaction can be documented (bank statements, personal loan documents, HELOC on another property). Any loans used as the source for the purchase transaction will be required to be repaid on the new HUD-1.
  • All other cash-out refinance eligibility requirements are met and cash-out pricing is applied.

In addition, the multiple financed property policy is being updated to allow cash-out refinances that meet the delayed financing exception.


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