Information for Single-Family Lending and Real Estate Professionals
Program Announcement

March 31, 2014
Lower Rate for HFA Preferred Without Downpayment Assistance

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission is pleased to announce an additional lower rate now available for Conventional HFA Preferred loans. The new lower rate option is for Home Advantage program borrowers who will not using any of the Commission’s downpayment assistance programs but who can still benefit from the flexible underwriting guidelines of the Conventional HFA Preferred first mortgage product.

Features of HFA Preferred:

97% LTV; 105% CLTV

Low Cost MI

$97,000 statewide income limit (allowed by Fannie Mae underwriting guidelines)

45.00% Total Debt To Income Ratio

620 Credit Score

No Loan Level Pricing Adjustments

100% of Fannie Mae’s Adverse Market Fee applies (.25%)

Special MI guidelines offered by Genworth and MGIC

Borrower Paid Monthly MI, Upfront, or Split Premium MI allowed

Gifts and Non-Commission community seconds accepted as per Fannie Mae guidelines

Please follow all guidelines in Appendix III of the Home Advantage program manual and use the special feature codes in Section 2, page 2.1 of our manual:

We encourage you to do the math to see why HFA Preferred product is the best option for your borrowers.

Please contact Lisa DeBrock at or 206-287-4461 with questions.


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