Consumer Complaints and Reviews
I have an accepted contract for a Fannie Mae owned property. We knew the home had a mold issue so we got the mold remediation inspection and price of $4,800 to repair. Not a lot for a home we were paying over $300,000 to purchase. My agent happens to be in the same brokerage ReMax Components as the Fannie Mae Selling agent, so I thought that would offer some protection against self dealing (the listing agent selling the property for less to someone he found). NOPE!
Instead of responding to the request for repair, the listing agents Tom ** and Vinny ** of Remax Components in Cecil County Maryland unilaterally cancelled the contract. My period for inspection and right to rescind does not expire until 10/7/16, but the contract is canceled and the house is relisted. The house will be sold to an insider for cash (a flipper) who will cover up the problem and foist it off on an unsuspecting consumer at a higher price. Fannie Mae will make less, a house flipper will profit, and an unsuspecting family will be endangered by mold.
My husband and I tried (trying) to buy a Fannie Mae home. It has been a complete unorganized nightmare. When the home came out on HomePath we worked with our realtor and made an offer on a Friday. The offer was above the sales price and included a loan approval letter from our bank. On the following Monday we were told there were multiple offers and everyone should come back with their best offer by end of business Thursday. We worked with our realtor and bank and made our offer, as did others I am assuming. Fannie Mae then comes back stating they are rejecting all offers and would not be selling the property because of Federal Tax Liens. We knew there were Federal Tax Liens (as did Fannie Mae from the start), because we had been trying to buy this house through short sale before it was fully foreclosed.
We also know there is an 120 day redemption period (starting from the day of the foreclosure sale) for the government to buy/buy back the house. By this time over 30 of those days has already passed. Our realtor pushed back and asked the listing agent why this was being brought up now when they have known about the liens from the start. The listing agent spoke with Fannie Mae. The following week Fannie Mae decided they would move forward with the sale of the house, as long as the buying party knew the house could not close until the tax liens had been released or the redemption period had passed. We are also told that no one would have to make new offers that the offers submitted would stand. But, then we were told the house needed $50,000 worth of repairs before it was livable and they did not think it could not be lived in within the 60 day occupancy window.
Again we pushed back and said it could and we had already signed a statement that we would occupy the property within the said time frame. So, Fannie Mae stated anyone bidding had to provide a building estimate that covered the repairs and state the repairs could be completed within the 60 day time frame. But, Fannie Mae would not be providing the list of repairs. Now, we did file a claim with the Freedom of Information agency, but was told that Fannie Mae was not a government agency and therefore not under that jurisdiction. (Yes I have all this in writing. It was news to us that Fannie Mae isn't a government agency--wonder who does govern them... but that is for another day). This was crazy, but we spoke with our builder and got our estimate together (in the matter of about two days, because of the short time frame given by Fannie Mae) and submitted it.
A few days after that Fannie Mae came back and said everyone that responded with this information would have to submit a new offer by the next day (Wednesday) even though previously they had said we didn't need to. We again got with our realtor prepared a new offer and submitted it. On Thursday afternoon, we were told through the listing agent we had the winning bid, but needed to provide an approval letter (this was done every time we made an offer) and a statement from a bank saying we had a certain amount (large amount) of money in the bank. We had to scurry around and get with our banker before the bank closed to get the paperwork back to the listing agent by 6:00 that evening. We managed to do that as well.
On Friday we were told we had the house and the confirmation Email would be coming and they would be sending some additional paperwork to be signed and for us to provide our earnest money check. On Monday our realtor checked with the listing agent and she had not received the paper work yet, but should any time. Also, on Monday afternoon our realtor received the official acceptance Email from Fannie Mae stating the our offer had been accepted. Late Tuesday morning the listing agent calls our realtor to tell him that Fannie Mae had decided to not sale the property, because of the tax liens. So, our realtor of course pushed back as did we. The property was pulled off the HomePath website and is not for sale at this time.
Now, during this whole process we and our realtor have been in contact with the Fannie Mae powers at be providing them with the nightmare play by play. When we call the customer service number on HomePath and give them our name and ask for their boss, they begin telling us who is managing our CASE. Well... wow, just wow. We have not given up and are still pushing, so I may have an update to this review.
One thing I can say if we get the property or not there is something seriously wrong with this system and process. We have already reached out to our Congressman and plan to file a complaint with his office. We do have confidence that at the very least there will be some type of investigation into how this "NON government agency" runs its business with no accountable to anyone. More to come...
I've recently purchased a house from Home Path/Fannie Mae. I was told the house has been remodeled and everything is functional. And, at the inspection time, on surface, everything seems to be new and fine. So, I happily purchased this house with the understanding that everything is new and functional, and I just need to do minor clean-up and I can move in!
However, after I bought the house, before I moved in, a piece of the bathroom tile fell off, so I had a handyman to come fix it. Then we found there is no waterproof protection for the tiles in the bathrooms. So, I had to remove the tiles from both bathrooms and basically redo the bathrooms to make sure they are water proof.
Then, we checked the kitchen floor, and found the space underneath the tiles to be hollow space and not cemented to the floor. We removed few tiles and found out the tiles were not properly installed and grouting work was incomplete and this problem is consistent through out the tiled area of the house. I think probably over 1000 square feet. So, now, I need to spend another $10,000 or more to remove and replace the tiles. And, as we were removing the tiles, we found another layer of the original tiles with few missing wood frame underneath. I am not quite sure what I will continue to find when I look deeper, and I am scared.
I found the whole situation very bothersome and intolerable. I am attaching pictures of the bathrooms, kitchen, living room and dining room from the original listing. Everything was supposedly newly remodeled and functional. And, I am also attaching pictures of the fallen tile in the shower wall, and the condition of the floor tiles. I was so distressed when I found out about the bathrooms not been waterproofed, so I didn't think of taking pictures but just asked my handyman to take them down to start working. I was thinking of just get things fixed. But, after seeing the problem with that kitchen floor, and more problems with the bathrooms, I decided to take the pictures to share them with others and voiced my concerns.
I am not sure what to do now. I think the value exceeds small claims court, so my agent just told me to see if I can find an attorney that will work on contingency. But, since the value of my case is not that high and I am sure if I am able to find a trustworthy attorney to help me. I am still exploring my options, but I want to share my experience with others so no one else will be stuck in the same situation as me.
Buying a seemingly remodeled house with supposedly everything new and functional, then to find out that all the major works need to be reworked. If I had bought a fix-it-upper, I just need to install new things. But, in my case, I had to spend extra thousands of dollars to remove those poorly installed bathroom and kitchen tiles before I tile all of them again!
My agent at Re/Max Landmark submit offer with certificate of buyers completed course with initial offer and have confirmation on line 18) Yes, for $75 reimbursement. And 19) Yes, for 3% closing cost. Per my agent and Lawyer, Fannie Mae wants to see I am serious buyer and 3% closing cost + $75.000 reimbursement fee and $1000 earnest money of first offer will be given to me on closing day. They hold it to see if I show up at closing or not and on closing day it was said by my Lawyer Ted ** I am not getting this money and when I ask for explanation or have something in written it was said to be Fannie Mae won’t give me anything (TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT).
I am a Realtor. I think Fannie Mae Realtors being not allowed to review any inspections or reports is criminal. Every other seller has a duty to disclose. Fannie Mae's rule on this subject allows them to pass on deficiencies in their homes they have for sale and causes buyers hundreds of dollars in inspections that could possibly lead to a better conclusion if the listing agent could see them. So fixes aren't done to allow a buyer to proceed, get insurance, feel safe in the home, etc. So when one buyer can't buy a home due to deficiencies it just goes on to the next buyer who will probably hit their head against the wall just as hard. Disgraceful. Should be a class action lawsuit! Our particular situation involves an electrical panel box that is hard to insure with a water heater right in front of it. A clear code violation.
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We were looking to purchase a Fannie Mae Homepath Home and were hit with every single roadblock that we could possibly imagine. This company is a joke. They have absolutely no business ethic at all. They will make money off of you whether you are able to close or not. All of our financing was good but they would not wait for a septic and well diagnostic inspection and appraisal to come back, a 10-day extension. Their selling agent said this is the second time that Fannie Mae has done this to an FHA buyer. Where's the disclosure and why are they will to accept FHA loans when FHA requires a well and septic check? $800 and 45 days wasted thanks to these people. I agree with another consumer that said, "You will get absolutely nowhere with these people" because you won't. They are thieves. These people are a joke. I am so frustrated, never again.
You will get NOWHERE with this company, they will NOT answer questions, they will dismiss any problems with the listing or listing agent, they will change the parameters of the listing as THEY see fit, with no logic, explanation or common sense. So far I've seen them pull the listing after the initial offers come in and then raise the price. I've talk to investors who claim that 99 times out of 100 the customers of the listing agent get the deal not the outside brokers representing other bidders. Good luck!
I was trying to purchase a home in Jonesboro, Ga. My entire experience with Fannie Mae has been suspicious and dishonest. I found this home in March and fell in love. Unfortunately, someone outbid me and I continued my search for another home. A week later my realtor gets a call and says that the person who outbid me didn't go through with the process and asked was I still interested. Of course I was! We get the ball rolling with paperwork, Earnest money, etc. My mortgage lender is (Bank South). I chose the FHA first time home buyer loan with down payment assistance being that I am a single mother of 3 children. One of which is disabled.
Then we run into a problem... A Fannie Mae employee (I will get his name from my realtor) states that we have to close no later than May 23rd. Well unfortunately, with the first time home buyer loan it takes up to 45 days to process. My lender said there is no way she could guarantee that unless I was willing to lose my earnest money. Of course I wasn't! That's $1,000!
Later on that day my realtor gets a call from the same Fannie Mae employee stating he could make the closing go a lot quicker. Not only was that unprofessional since I have my own trusted mortgage lender, but he also mentioned that it wasn't worth me getting the first time home buyer loan because I have to pay that money back and Clayton County offers money that wouldn't have to be paid back. All I needed to do was to give his lender my information, come up with more money for closing, and basically fire my lender. As bad as I wanted to move, a rush just didn't seem right! I felt like commission was trying to be made by a certain date.
I wrote a letter and asked my realtor if she could figure out who it should go to. I wanted to know why we weren't able to get a June 3rd closing date (which my lender requested)? The house has been on the market for over a year. What would 2 extra weeks matter? Once my letter was sent, we received a response stating that the June 3rd closing date was granted. I was ecstatic!
My realtor and I went back to the house about a week later and I noticed that someone had put some fill dirt/soil to cover up two holes that were a part of the walkway foundation issue. Why is someone trying to hide what needs to be seen? It was time to get my inspection and of course I wanted the BEST! I went on the American Society of Home Inspectors website and found Mr. Darryl **, an ASHI Certified home inspector. He was very thorough, informative, and honest. But it didn't go as smoothly as I hoped...
The roof needs to be replaced, the entire back deck isn't secure, the wood is rotten, the entire deck isn't touching the ground, there are foundation issues, the fireplace which is gas is not operational, etc. Most of which was not on the appraisal we received. The Fannie Mae property realtor advised my realtor that the only repairs that would be made were those on the appraisal. On May 13th my mortgage lender advised me that if the problems from the inspection were not fixed, the underwriter would not let me move forward with the loan for the house.
My realtor relayed the message via email and phone message daily, even asking if we could go half on repairs (not knowing that wasn't possible) since I really wanted this house. No one responded back to her until May 20th. Only to get a response saying "we will only fix what was on the appraisal" (that appraisal came from the previous purchaser). The appraisal is inaccurate and my realtor even asked if I could get another and they said no, it wouldn't matter.
If I'm not mistaken, on the Fannie Mae website it states "When the property is appraised, the lender will need to ask the appraiser to update his/her appraisal based on the results of the inspection in which case the appraiser would incorporate the results of the inspection and measure the impact on his/her final opinion of market value." Which is not what happened in my case. Which means what the inspector finds that is serious issues with the house, would need to be repaired by Fannie Mae i.e Foundation, Roof, Deck (which is structural).
This is why the home isn't selling! Fannie Mae employees are trying to get over on people. I noticed Fannie Mae has a lot of complaints and I see why. Your employees are not abiding by policies and procedures. My realtor and I requested a termination letter on 5/20/16 but if these issues can be addressed/resolved I would be happy to continue my purchase. I see that several of your "codes of conduct" have been broken.
We found a Fannie Mae property located in an area we have waited to buy. The house needed TLC because it was built with Chinese drywall and everything had been knocked out. The listing agent listed the property and didn't mention anything about it being a cash only property. We sent emails to the listing agent and never got a response. I drive to the listing agents office to inquire and was told its cash only. I contacted a great lender who pre-approved us with a 203. k renovation loan that would cover everything that needed to be repaired.
We submitted an offer and was the higher bidder after multiple offers were received. We got a counter offer from the asset manager for cash only. We tried to reach out to the listing agent to see if she could contact the asset manager to reconsider accepting financing for a renovation loan as we were not investors but an actual family that wanted to live in this home. The listing agent was NOT helpful whatsoever. The lender even contacted her and that didn't matter either. We contacted Fannie Mae directly several times and they just follow the send a complaint rule which we did but never received a response. What boggled me the most about this whole ordeal that lasted about 3 weeks since we first saw the home was why???
If the house was going to be bought why do you care where the money comes from? If you are getting the most for this house with the highest offer why does it matter if it's via a home improvement loan that is pre-approved well over your asking price. Why aren't they even open to discuss accepting a home improvement financing loan? When did Fannie Mae stop following their mission of wanting to help people??? This is such a sad experience and had been so stressful that I will NEVER consider looking at another property that they have available. I also think they need to screen their listing agents a little closer too. This one has zero interest in trying to work with anyone or assist anyone not standing there with a bag of cash. Two thumbs down for both involved!!! Horrible experience.
I would tell anyone buying a home from FM to think twice. I was a new homeowner thinking I could get the American dream. I knew some repairs needed to be done because it was a foreclosure, things like HVAC, new toilets, faucets. Ok move forward three yrs I find my home is water damage painted over with foam. The only thing I've been doing is losing money. I was so naive to think because it was a government loan they would be fair with me. I think it's wrong for FM to hire people to do shotty work just to get people in houses so later they are in foreclosure and ruin their credit. They are no laws to protect consumers from this type of practice. I should have did my homework but lesson learned, I'm gonna be out a lot money trying to repair this money pit...
I had the worst experience with a HomePath home in Boynton Beach, FL. This home was on the market for $165,000 and so I looked at the home with my realtor. HomePath offered a 3% contribution to the closing costs if you purchase the home and complete their $75.00 mortgage online course. I was interested in the home - I spent 4 hours purchasing and completing the course so I could submit the certificate with the offer on the home. The home needed some work with all new windows, moving the laundry hookups, etc. but I was willing to invest in the home at the listed price.
Unfortunately, the decision was made the next day prior to a response on my offer, to lower the list price of the home by $20,000 dollars to drive up more offers and create a bidding war with highest and best. I was appalled and could not believe the bad business practice. I don't know who made this decision, Fannie Mae/HomePath or the realtor on this home at ** Boynton Beach, FL but it was a horrible choice.
I submitted my best and final and my offer was not accepted. I'm out $75.00 and nothing to show for it. NEVER do business with this company because of their shady real estate practices and NEVER fall for their 3% contribution toward closing costs. They not only take your money and do not issue a refund with the bogus course, but they draw you in with the course and then no reimbursement of your costs to submit an offer if you are dragged into a bidding war over a real estate property. HORRIBLE business.
My 82 year old best friend got a business loan 12 years ago. She had her lawyer help her. Well it is time for her to retire, we found a buyer and Fannie Mae, which is owned by our famous government is requiring a payoff penalty of $280,000.00 dollars. Yes, you are reading this right. Usually you get a break or even a better price when you pay back money early, not with this company. We are asking for a break for this 82 year old woman which she deserves a break. She has not been late. I guess if they don't give her a decent break on payoff, we are going to bring this to light even more so. Yes we have proof and I bet that a couple of the presidential hopefuls would like this info being that the government should not be in the business of making people pay a penalty for paying a loan off early, especially from an 82 year old woman.
Saw a house listed with a local realtor. I went to see the house and was told it had to be a cash offer. The next day I put in a full cash offer and offered to pay all closing cost. One hour later my agent called and said my offer was rejected. The explanation was given that I already owned a home, I had filled out a form certifying I was going to live in the home. Was told it was the law that since I owned a home that I did not qualify for First Look. I ask where this law was at (there is no law) you need to certify that you are going to live in the home and I did.
I had just about forgotten about it when I got a call from a Fannie Mae Nazi four weeks after calling insisting I listen to her explanation. The explanation was they do not have to explain. Somewhere, somehow the government has got to put an end to this empire building by these mindless drones injecting their personal feelings into the business at hand. 20 year veteran, senior citizen, and disabled. These are the sort of folks that are contributing to the growing resentment of big government. If there is a black list (which there is I'm sure I'm on it). The court of public opinion is always open and I intend to share this story with anyone who will listen.
Found a home that was foreclosed in the town we are in that we wanted to stay on. Was a bigger home, nicer neighborhood. Price was extremely high but figured the previous mortgage on it was 60k less than what they were asking so went for it. They rejected our bid and then dropped price of house. We went back in, they rejected again, offered a higher number and said final offer. We took it because we wanted the house even if it was slightly expensive. Home inspections went okay, some boiler safety issues but nothing immediate, siding done incorrectly, well water had astronomically high manganese and fluoride levels, etc. None of which they would help remedy at all! They offered nothing for any of it. We closed within 2 months after a lot of pushing as we were selling our house. After moving in, had clogged drains because the painters they hired poured paint down drains, carpets are coming apart down the middle of the rooms.
They hired people to do cheap work and never checked to ensure done correctly. Made it look decent on move in but then did nothing to ensure was habitable. Have dumped so much money into the home and more to come (new boiler, new water system due to manganese level, and now a radon mitigation system because the radon is crazy high)!! I understand we agreed to this but they should have made sure things were inhabitable whether it's a foreclosure or not, especially when the mortgage they had on it before was way less than what they got out of us. They took forever with responses and my realtor had to be on them to help push for the closing date we needed. They made nothing easy and the home was not worth what we paid. Luckily we're handy and will do most of the work ourselves but it doesn't stop things from being a safety concern.
Fannie Mae purchased my home at the Sheriff sale for $23,000.00 which I had a $97,000.00 mortgage with CitiMortgage for 13 years. My home was in foreclosure after CitiMortgage raised the monthly mortgage from $740 to $1100.00 and after they received $21,000.00 of the Governments Hardest Hit Funds. I begged and pleaded from 11/2014 to 2/2015 with Fannie Mae for a repurchase. The same foreclosure attorneys office who represented Citi also represented Fannie Mae sent me a repurchase letter in March. The purposed amount was $55,000 and $5000 nonrefundable deposit for 15 days. The time frame to secure financing was not given fairly and the attorneys office filed an eviction notice at the same time in March.. The house was listed on Hompath and sold for $48,000.00 on 12/18/15.
Fannie Mae listed property with realtor, We made a cash offer, it was accepted. We got to within 4 days of closing, after paying for Survey & Electric service! Then the problems jumped out, seems Fannie didn't clear the Title delinquencies, they needed an EXTENSION (5 days), then they needed (Two Weeks)! During that period they popped the "WE NEED YOU TO SIGN A HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT!" WHY? We need to retire the Title (Modular home), we said NO to the Hold Harmless agreement, so they CANCELED our contract!
The County said Fannie never cleared out the TWO delinquent Mortgages, now it could take 3 Months! Well, it's now 10 months and nothing, off the market, no info available, can't discuss it! We filed a claim with the Inspector General's office and received a file # in June. I called them in September to hear, it's out of their hands now and we'd have to go to "The Freedom of Information Act" that would cost $99 for a supervisor, $59 an hour for a Computer Tech, and various other fees of $30 and another $30-40 dollars just find out what our claim found! THIS is how screwed up they are, this is how they HIDE their FRAUDULENT organization, or lack of! Nobody know nothing! Meanwhile the property sits, wasting away, blue tarp on roof now with roof leaks! How or who can get through this cluster ** of an organization? It seems that an attorney would jump on this massive fraud!
I spend almost over a year to purchase **, Miami, FL 33125. I complain to HomePath two times this house delisted. I am a person who wanted to live in it but for $5K difference, they sold and investor now who try to sell on craiglist.org etc other websites. HomePath in their website clearly said, first they seal to home buyers not investors. This is not true. I wrote a couple email. They never return my emails. I pissed off to homepath.com (Fannie Mae) is joke for home buyers who has cash but not credit.
My husband and I were unfairly cheated out of our home by Fannie Mae and Bank of America. We fought with them for eight years trying to save our home. I lost my business and our income dropped drastically so we applied for modification after modification. Finally they decided to give us a modification trial for three months. We paid the amount that they said we had to pay until the third month. They sent us our third payment back saying that it was not enough. We sent them the letter that we received from them stating the amount we were suppose to pay. They told us that they made a mistake and they refused to take our payment and they went forward with the foreclosure.
By the way, we were only two months behind on our mortgage but the modification they gave us was for a 30 year mortgage with the same payment amount that we previously had even though we only had 8 years left on the house when we got behind. We signed it because we didn't know what else to do and we couldn't afford an attorney. When it was all said and done they put our house up for auction, listed it in a small paper that no one really reads, and they (Fannie Mae/Bank of America) bought our home for $100.00. My husband and I built our 3725 sq ft home with our own hands and the only reason we had a mortgage on it was because we used it as collateral to buy a building for our business.
Also, Fannie Mae & Bank of America took the check that was suppose to be used to make repairs to our roof from a tree limb falling on the house and never had the work done and after they took the house from us they applied for another check stating that the roof was damaged in a different storm. Now they have the house up for sale for 99 000 dollars knowing that the roof has not been repaired, it leaks in several areas, it rains down the wall in the living room and one of the bedrooms, the garage door needs to be repaired, the air conditioning doesn't work, nor does the heat, and the rain has swollen the windows shut. It will take thousands of dollars to get the house in livable condition. They are major crooks.
I am a buyers agent involved in the purchase of a Fannie Mae property. My client is a cash buyer (her entire life savings) and we have gone into contract to purchase a REO Fannie Mae Townhome (estoppel was ordered last minute) $13K owed and now it is in the Fannie Mae Legal Department, two extensions later we find out that it may be pulled from the market. The purchase price being $147K after all final negotiations, inspections, repairs etc. I feel that we were being used as a tool to test the market. Especially, now that the market is rapidly increasing, I feel that the LA, FM Coordinator (supervisor) and legal department are stalling to either pull the Townhome off the market now that all of the leg work has been done or discourage the buyer so that she will not sign another extension. All so they can sell it at a higher price.
Fannie Mae has not met their obligations of due diligence and paid the money owed to the HOA nor have they authorized a paid at closing. It appears as they do not conform to the normal standards of real estate ethics. What recourse do we have? I have contacted everyone I possibly could...and keep getting referred back to the listing agent, who appears to be as powerless as I am. Please is there any help out there?
After reviewing all these horrible stories, I am not surprised of my situation. We went under contract to purchase a Fannie Mae home, but as it turned out through title, they never correctly obtained title after foreclosing on the property. Turns out they didn't own the property which was being advertised for sale by Coldwell Banker in which we were trying to purchase. We were pre-approved through our bank, paid for an expedited appraisal, etc. We have yet to get any inspection money back from listing agent and Fannie Mae said they wouldn't refund our money. We were ending a lease rental and timing was of the essence. Our agent missed out on a commission and we missed out on a home plus lost $1,600 in inspections/appraisals. Thanks Fannie Mae, the American People have full confidence that you will provide sub-par, below standard service, and gladly take their money for absolutely nothing.
The good homes and good buys are under contract before they even go online, so when they do show up online they are not available. Realtors are shady. They also put the houses in the wrong county so it won't show up on a search until it goes under contract with someone they know (investors) and are probably getting a kickback from. We got screwed with the whole banking scam by Fannie Mae. Now we get screwed again as the realtors manipulate the contracts.
We sold a house to find out when they did a title search that Fannie Mae never sent the mortgage release whenever they sold it or whatever they did. The title co had attorney draw up papers to be signed. They even sent an overnight label to them. Still didn't get it back and the closing was to be tomorrow. Can't have it without the release. This is from 20 years ago.
Typical and expected service, attitude and delivery of "Homepath" property from a government agency. Anything attached to the Federal Government means incompetent and intrusive response. From my perspective all is related to a top-down employee population of the worst of the worst. This country had better get its house in order and soon. They would not repair or make functional equipment installed by their HVAC contractor and asking for the same information up to 4 times.
Put in offer on a foreclosure, was accepted and proceeded with inspections, found a lot of smaller issues but continued on. Asked Fannie Mae if we could get help with repairs and were denied. One day before closing was informed by Fannie Mae that property was not habitable and we were to pay close to another 15 thousand dollars to have home connected to city septic as per city guidelines. We spoke to city where house was located and were informed that Fannie Mae was aware of this since last Dec. We were not disclosed this fact until June 30th and at this point bank was not willing to give us any more money for this property and we had no choice to end deal. Fannie Mae did not disclose this to us until one day before closing and we know they knew of this. We are trying to get our earnest money back so we can buy another home but they are not willing. Would like to know if anyone might have a suggestion what to do?
I looked at this condo advertised as almost 1600 square feet. It had a daylight basement so I specifically asked about mold or moisture problems. Because I went into the hospital, my real estate agent arranged for an inspection. I was not told of the closing date for almost a month after the condo had closed. After I knew it closed I took my contractor out to give me a bid and a neighbor walked up and said "don't buy that condo, there was mold halfway up the back wall." The mold abatement company told me the mold been painted over several times.
When I called Fannie Mae they told me the real estate agent had all the information from the coordinator from Fannie Mae. They would not give me any work orders. The listing agent denies knowledge of the mold. During the abatement I found out the basement room was a converted garage and had never been permitted. When all of the sheetrock was removed in the basement I found two severe structural problems. I had to get a structural engineer. I am still waiting for the county permit. I have an attorney but this whole thing has been overwhelming and I don't know where to turn.
Very disappointed what listing's Agent of Fannie Mae Homepath properties are doing currently. As we know, after market went down on 2007 Investors buy all the properties and they made themselves richer than they were. Now, banks start approving loans to qualified buyers but these listing's agent still choose investor's offers. Apparently good people who want to become homeowner and make their dreams come true don't have that opportunity thru Fannie Mae HomePath. They want an opportunity to give something good and special like a Home for their families but some people's greed knows no limits. Very Sad.
I wish that I read all of this before paying $75 and taking that required course for 3% closing help. I have been watching a FM property for a few months dropped to a great price. Went to see it put a contract on it on July 9. So I figure 3 business days for an answer. No contracts per the agent. The biggest deterrent she said was the vinyl flooring FM put through the entire house which is fine with me because I'm putting in wood floors anyway. So I figure no interest and been on the market for 85 days they should respond pretty quickly. Well after reading all of these reviews I don't know what to expect from them. Will update when things start to happen.
To say that we BEYOND angry and frustrated with Fannie Mae/Homepath is the understatement of the century. We have been looking at a property since February. It finally was put "on the market" and we made an offer, over asking price with a deadline to have submitted by X day at X time. We did. But then got not one but two separate phone calls over the course of 3 days saying that Fannie Mae kept extending the deadline due to increased interest. The games they are playing may not be illegal but UNethical... YES. No wonder they are a joke in the housing market. We are so sad to have lost out on this home due to GREED!!! Fannie Mae, you are a disgusting low-life slimeball government agency!!!
My fiancé is buying a home in Auberry Ca. Everything has been going great. Our offer was accepted, inspection and appraisal took place and we submitted all repairs that needed to be done to Fannie mae. They did them by our closing date. Sounds wonderful, right?! NOT!!! We were told that we would need to extend our escrow until June 30 when it was originally set for June 17, 2015. So, thinking we would have it completed by then we put everything in storage and went on vacation thinking that when we came back we could sign and move into our home. However, while on vacation we learned there was a lien from the previous owner that needed to be satisfied and recorded. We were told by our realtor that the lien had been taken care of but only needed to be recorded by Fannie mae.
We've returned from vacation, signed another extension, we're homeless and living with family. The home is so small that my children are living with my oldest daughter until Fannie Mae pulls their heads out of their butts and files the necessary documents. I received court papers from my ex asking for custody modification because I'm "homeless". I've been told "sorry" by the realtor. We are going on 75 days of escrow and there is no timeline. No one will tell us anything!!!
Fannie Mae doesn't care about anyone! It's their timeline at their pace! How difficult can it really be to file a satisfaction on a lien!!! We don't want to back out because we have so much money into this! If we were to go and rent something we would be using money from our savings. This is crazy and ridiculous and absolutely frustrating!! To top it all off the family we are staying with will be moving out of state in less than two weeks so we will be definitely homeless then. If anyone can help explain the process it would so appreciated!!!
Client purchased a property Fannie Mae presented as 3 units but city claims it is only 2 units.
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