Selling Guide

Published June 3, 2020

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B5-5.2-07, Massachusetts Resale Restriction Loan Eligibility Requirements (04/01/2009)


This topic contains information on Massachusetts resale restriction loan eligibility requirements, including:

Lender Eligibility

Lenders may deliver mortgage loans in Massachusetts that are subject to the Affordable Housing Restriction document without further approval from Fannie Mae. This includes any federal, state, or local subsidy program for properties located in Massachusetts.

Use of the Affordable Housing Restriction document (copies of which can be obtained from the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency) without modification, alteration or update, other than filling in the blanks or checking boxes contained in the form, eliminates the need for the lender to review the terms and conditions of the particular subsidy program with respect to mortgage loans delivered to Fannie Mae secured by properties in Massachusetts that are subject to resale restriction.

Loan Eligibility Requirements

The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency requires the use of an Affordable Housing Restriction document in connection with mortgage loans secured by properties in Massachusetts that are subject to resale restrictions that survive foreclosure or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure in which it will serve as lender or project administrator.

Legal Considerations

The Affordable Housing Restriction document provides for third-party notification by the foreclosing servicer and provides for a 120-day time period between notification of foreclosure to the municipality by the foreclosing servicer and the completion of the repurchase of the property by the municipality.

While Fannie Mae’s standard guidelines require a 90-day time period for notification, use of this instrument for mortgage loans subject to a resale restriction secured by property in Massachusetts is acceptable without further approval from Fannie Mae.

All other applicable requirements for resale restrictions continue to apply.

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