Fannie Mae Cooperative Program

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The Fannie Mae Cooperative program offers competitive pricing and customized solutions for existing stabilized cooperative properties. The properties should have a strong management and solid operating history. The minimum property condition rating should be a 2 or betterPDF-ICON. The available fixed rate term is between 5 and 30 years.

Term Sheet for Fannie Mae Cooperative

Term 5-30 years.
Amortization Up to 30 years.
Interest Rate Fixed-rate.
Maximum LTV 55% on a market rental basis.
Minimum DSCR
  • 1.0x on actual underwritten operations.
  • 1.55x when utilizing market rate rentals.
Property Considerations
  • The property management company is required to have experience with cooperative properties of like size and market.
  • Reserve balance must be equal to or greater than 10% of annual maintenance fees.
  • Maintenance fees must be sufficient to achieve a balanced budget.
  • High levels of ownership by one sponsor or investor (in excess of 40%) will require additional due diligence.
Supplemental Financing Supplemental loans are available.
Prepayment Availability Loans may be voluntarily prepaid upon payment of yield maintenance.
Rate Lock 30- to 180- day commitments. Borrowers may lock a rate with the Streamlined Rate Lock option
Recourse Non-recourse execution is available with standard carve-outs for “bad acts” such as fraud and bankruptcy.
Escrows Replacement reserve, tax, and insurance escrows are typically required.
Third-Party Reports

Standard third-party reports required, including:

  • Appraisal,
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, and
  • Property Condition Assessment.
Assumption Loans are typically assumable, subject to review and approval of the new borrower’s financial capacity and experience.

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