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Fannie Mae Streamlined Rate Lock

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The benefits of the Fannie Mae Streamlined Rate Lock program are that it reduces the loan origination breakage fee that went toward the good faith deposit. 

Existing, stabilized multifamily properties that are eligible, subject to pre-review are:

  • Conventional,
  • Seniors Housing, 
  • Student Housing, 
  • Manufactured Housing Communities, 
  • Green Rewards, or 
  • Green Building Certification Loans. 

The minimum good faith deposit is 2% of the commitment amount for a rate lock up to 90 days, and 3% of the commitment amount for rate locks between 91-180 days.

Term Sheet for Fannie Mae Streamlined Rate Lock

Maximum Term
of Rate Lock
Up to 180 days.
Minimum Good
Faith Deposit
  • Rate lock term of up to and including 90 days: 2% of commitment amount.
  • Rate lock term between 91 and 180 days: 3% of commitment amount.
No prescribed set of preliminary underwriting requirements. The lender makes the decision to rate lock based on its own determination of when it has sufficient preliminary underwriting information.
Breakage Fees For SRLs executed with Fannie Mae's trading desk, the breakage fee for any failure to deliver the mortgage loan will be limited to an amount equal to the minimum good faith deposit. Many other MBS investors also limit the breakage fee to the minimum good faith deposit. Lenders should check with individual investors as to their breakage policy.
Delivery Tolerance

+/- 5%. The lender may increase the standard 5% delivery tolerance up to a 10% reduction in the delivered loan amount from the rate lock amount upon completion of final underwriting.

For SRLs executed with Fannie Mae's trading desk, if the loan amount reduction is between 5% and 10% of the rate lock amount, a penalty equal to the difference between 95% of the rate locked amount and the actual loan amount, multiplied by the good faith deposit percentage, will be owed.

Lenders should check with individual MBS investors as to their policy on loan amount reductions from the rate locked amount, but should note that Fannie Mae will not accept loans with third-party MBS Investors having a delivery tolerance in excess of 10% of the rate lock amount.


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