The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced in January its plans to increase the upfront fees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge. These fees apply to any second home mortgage loans sold to the agencies.
With the potential to have a big impact on real estate investors, this new fee adds another hurdle to non-owner occupied property deals. And with single-family investment homes selling in record numbers — especially in hot investment markets like Miami, Phoenix, and Austin — the news isn’t sitting well with everyone…
Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders commented about the rate hike... “With the nation in the midst of a housing affordability crisis and many more workers electing to telework, this is exactly the wrong time for federal regulators to be raising fees on homeownership and second homes.
If FHFA is truly interested in promoting housing affordability, the agency would not be taxing home buyers to pad the capital positions for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”
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