Selling Guide

Published June 3, 2020

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B8-6-01, General Information (04/01/2009)


This topic contains general information on mortgage assignments.

General Information

An assignment of the mortgage to Fannie Mae is required for any mortgage that is not registered with MERS. If a mortgage is registered with MERS, the need for a mortgage assignment depends on whether or not the lender names MERS as nominee for the beneficiary in the security instrument or subsequently assigns the mortgage to MERS. When the lender names MERS as nominee for the beneficiary in the security instrument, no assignment of the mortgage is required. Refer to B8-7-01, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS), Inc., for additional information.

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