Freddie Mac CEO: Lenders should offer more low down payment mortgages

Amid News Of $475m In Q3 Losses, Freddie Mac CEO Urges More Low Down Payment Loans by Amanda Maher. The same day it was revealed that Freddie Mac sustained $475 million in losses in the third quarter, Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton urged lenders to increase the number of low down payment loans they issue.

Maybe 1 percent-down mortgages are too good to be true. Under these programs, a lender might reduce the required minimum down payment on a Freddie Mac “Home Possible Advantage” loan from 3 percent to just 1 percent. The 2 percent difference would be provided by the lender as a gift.

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)-Low-down-payment mortgages "can be safely and responsibly made," the chief executive of federally controlled housing-finance giant Fannie Mae said Thursday. On a.

Second mortgage loans: The most common down payment source, these have low or no interest rates and the payments are deferred over a specific time period. tax credits: Certain states and local governments, including housing finance agencies, issue mortgage credit certificates which reduce the amount of income tax you pay, thus giving you more available income upfront to make your down payment or pay for closing costs.

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 · Fannie CEO: Low-down-payment mortgages can be safely made’. The federal housing finance agency, which regulates Fannie and sister company Freddie Mac FMCC, +1.23% recently announced that the government-sponsored enterprises are working to support mortgages with loan-to-value ratios of up to 97%.

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Low Down Payment for a Jumbo Mortgage: Getting Under 20%. If you are in the market for a luxury home that is priced above the Freddie Mac and Fannie mae loan limits, it is still possible to get a low down payment for a jumbo mortgage. However, more stringent requirements are in store for you than most standard borrowers face.

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 · Freddie Mac No Credit Score Option. Some Freddie Mac homebuyers without FICO scores may be able to qualify for financing via automated underwriting. This is huge for no-score homebuyers. You will no longer be “downgraded” with limitations that are associated with manually underwritten loans.