Selling Guide

The Selling Guide is organized into parts that reflect how lenders generally categorize various aspects of their business relationship with Fannie Mae. To begin browsing, select from any of the sections below. You may also download the entire Selling Guide in PDF format.

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Doing Business with Fannie Mae

This part describes the requirements a lender must satisfy to become a Fannie Mae-approved seller and servicer of residential home mortgage loans. This part also includes information on an approved lender’s contractual obligations, procedures for obtaining technology applications, and requirements for maintaining lender eligibility. It includes the following subparts: Approval Qualification, Lender Contract, Getting Started With Fannie Mae, Maintaining Seller/Servicer Eligibility.

Origination thru Closing

This part provides the requirements for originating conventional and government loans for sale to Fannie Mae. It includes the following subparts: Loan Application Package, Eligibility, Underwriting Borrowers, Underwriting Property, Unique Eligibility and Underwriting Considerations, Government Programs Eligibility and Underwriting Requirements, Insurance, Closing: Legal Documents.

Selling, Securitizing & Delivering

This part describes the requirements associated with the two primary ways lenders transact business with Fannie Mae: selling whole loans for cash and pooling loans into Fannie Mae mortgage-backed securities (MBS), which includes Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities (UMBS). It includes the following subparts: General Information on Execution Options and Loan Delivery, Whole Loan Transactions, Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS).

Ensuring Quality Control

This part discusses the quality control process for lenders and Fannie Mae. It includes the following subparts: Lender QC Process, Fannie Mae QC Process.

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