2/27/24 – Fannies List and how to be competitive

2/27/24 – Fannies List and how to be competitive

President | Loan Officer
Mike Meena
Published on February 27, 2024

2/27/24 – Fannies List and how to be competitive

Happy Tuesday, and I hope this finds you well! I have a couple of things I want to talk about today, and both are important!


What is Fannies List? I Got this question about ten times last week, and this is the list that Fannie Mae put together after the Surfside Condominium Complex collapsed in 2021. Fannie is now looking at all aspects of a condo complex; their list is ever-growing! I will update you and share more info as I get it!


We are in a competitive market, and we have to do everything to get offers accepted. We can do 12-day escrows on most transactions, which helps us get offers accepted. Many of these deals are done with a rent back, so your sellers don’t have to move that quickly. Sellers love this because they can have peace of mind and plan their next move, and buyers love this because they can get an offer accepted and plan their move!


The agents taking advantage of this for their clients are thrilled and probably upset that I am talking to all of you about it! Trust me when I tell you, it is a game-changer!


Condo / Townhome – issues we know of now. Properties can be financed with 10% down and are considered NON-WARRANTABLE:

  1. American Beauty Condos – The brown ones – Insurance – 50 Mil in coverage for 748 units is not nearly enough!  
  2. American Beauty Village West: Reserves 
  3. Bouquet Canyon Village – Insurance – On Fannie’s list!  
  4. Bridgewater, Emeryville - On Fannie’s list!  
  5. Brookside Walk – Insurance –
  6. Cabrini Villas, Burbank - On Fannie’s list!  
  7. Canyon Oaks – Insurance On Fannie’s list!  
  8. Casa Marabella – 13951 Sherman Way, Van Nuys -On Fannie’s list!  
  9. Cornerstone – Insurance -On Fannie’s list!  
  10. Encino Oaks – 5460 White Oak Ave – On Fannie’s list!  
  11. Liberty Canyon HOA – 27409 Country Glen Road, Agoura Hills, CA- On Fannie’s list!  
  12. Mariposa: Insurance On Fannie’s list!  
  13. Penn Court HOA – 4201 Pennsylvania Ave La Crescenta On Fannie’s list! 
  14. Rainbow Sierra Terrace – Underinsured and voting on Insurance in March! 
  15. Scenic Hills – Insurance – On Fannie’s list!  
  16. Shadow Ridge – Oak Park – Insurance -On Fannie’s list!  
  17. Sherman Way Condos – 17900 Sherman Way Reseda – On Fannie’s list!  
  18. Sierra Glen Condos – Insurance – On Fannie’s list!  
  19. The District Community Association – 19533 Cardigan Dr, Northridge – On Fannie’s list!  
  20. The Met at Warner Center, Woodland Hills - On Fannie’s list!  
  21. Treana – Stevenson Ranch: *** NEW 2/13/2024*** On Fannie’s list!  
  22. Valle Di Oro – *** NEW 2/14/2024*** On Fannie’s list!  
  23. Walnut Gardens II – 7320 Lennox Ave Van Nuys CA – On Fannie’s list!  
  24. Warner Center Condos – 5515 Canoga Ave, Woodland Hills, CA On Fannie’s list!  
  25. West Creek Condos and Townhomes: Insurance On Fannie’s list!  


Please let me know if you hear anything new on condos or townhouses.


Interest rates had a tough week last week and are flat this week. There is good news on the horizon! March is approaching, which must be a better month than February!

  • 12-day escrows if your buyer is pre-approved - Conventional / FHA / Jumbo / Bridge
  • We do loans in all states, so call me with anything you need.  
  • Government Loans (FHA / VA) are in the high 5’s and low 6’s
  • Conventional Loans up to $765,550.00 are in the low to mid 6’s
  • High Balance Loans $765,550.00-$ 1,148,325.00 are in the mid to high 6’s
  • Jumbo loans above $1,148,325 are in 6’s
  • Bank statement loans - They are available with 10% down again! 6’s to 9’s depending on down and credit score.
  • No income qualifier – 40% down with reserves! In the 8’s!
  • 0 down loans are in the high 7’s – 660 credit score min right now, up to $793,000.00.
  • Private Money lenders - Hard Money Loans – 35% down!
  • No Ratio Loans 30% down
  • Debt Service Coverage loans with as little as 25% down
  • Bridge Loans - typically 7.49% with limited fees – and they get you where you need to go!
  • 0 down California Dream for all Equity Share – Postponed until February 2024???
  • 3/2/1 Buydowns 2/1 Buydowns and 1/0 Buydowns are available at great start rates!

Interest rates are subject to change without notice! The above are LA County Loan Limits.


I am available all weekend if you need anything. Let me know if you have any questions or if someone is interested in buying a property! My cell is 661-714-6258, and my office line is 661-260-2970 ext. 2222. Please text (661-714-6258) or email me at Mike@AugustaFinancial.com.


My direct line at the office has been down for three weeks, and it will supposedly be back on Tuesday, March 5th! LOL!


Have a great day and an even better tomorrow! Please call me when you have a client who needs to borrow!

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