Fannie Mae's HomeReady mortgage is designed for the diverse needs of Alabama borrowers with flexibility not found with other products. What does that really mean for Alabama residents?
HomeReady mortgages address common financial challenges and offers expanded eligibility guidelines, such as:
- Offers a 3% down payment option. First-time and repeat home buyers can purchase a home in Alabama with a down payment as low as 3% of the purchase price.
- Supports extended families in Alabama. Income from a household member who is not a borrower (i.e., they won’t be on the mortgage) will be considered. This means—in multi-generational Alabama households, the income of children, grandparents, or other extended family members may help buyers qualify for a HomeReady mortgage.
- Allows co-borrower flexibility. All borrowers do not have to reside in the property. For example, parents, who won't be living in the home, can be co-borrowers on the loan to help their children qualify for a mortgage and purchase a home.
- Accepts additional income sources. Rental payments may be considered as another allowable income source to help qualify a buyer (i.e., rental payments from a basement apartment). Income limits may apply.
Alabama HomeReady Loan Rates
For Alabama homebuyers, the HomeReady mortgage also has rates comparable to conventional mortgages and has cancellable mortgage insurance, unlike other low down payment mortgage options.
A HomeReady mortgage requires AL borrowers to complete an online home-ownership education course to help prepare for the responsibilities of buying and owning a home.
Contact Home Point Financial today to learn more about the HomeReady program in Alabama.