Fannie Mae Launches New Education Program for First-Time Homebuyers
|By Keosha Burns|
|RISMEDIA, Wednesday, April 15, 2015— In an attempt to bolster the buying experience for first-time buyers, Fannie Mae recently announced the HomePath®Ready Buyer™program, qualifying first-time homebuyers to receive up to three percent of the purchase price in closing cost assistance toward the purchase of a HomePath property, upon completion of an online homebuyer education course. On a $150,000 home, this could result in up to $4,500 in savings for the buyer. In addition, Fannie Mae will reimburse the $75 cost of the homebuyer education course at the time of closing.|
"Purchasing your first home can be an overwhelming process," says Jay Ryan, Vice President of REO Sales, Fannie Mae. "We developed the HomePath Ready Buyer program to provide first-time homebuyers with the knowledge to make informed decisions as they navigate the complexities of the home buying process. Closing cost assistance provides a cushion many first-time buyers need to more confidently face the financial responsibilities of homeownership."
Fannie Mae has partnered with Framework®, a nonprofit created by the Housing Partnership Network and the Minnesota Homeownership Center, to offer homebuyers a homeownership education course that covers both the complexities of home buying and the responsibilities of owning a home. The course contains nine, thirty-minute sessions and is entirely online.
To be eligible for the closing cost assistance and the reimbursement of the training cost:
Attention First time Home Buyers!
- April 15, 2015
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker/ Manager
- 518-966-4900 ext 1103