Fannie Mae Now Requiring Additional Credit Report

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As of today, Fannie Mae will now be requiring all loan applicants to run a second credit report right before closing on a real estate transaction. Not only will the credit report be required with the original loan application, at closing Fannie Mae will now require a second report to be generated. If the credit score is one point lower than the original score the loan will not be funded.  The loan will then go back to underwriting for further scrutiny. This is serious business for those purchasing a new home and are planning on moving in with new furniture. With this new policy it would be wise not to use any form of credit. For example, do not head out to Costco and run up a large bill and put it on your credit card prior to closing. A larger charge on a credit card can drop your credit score.

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Katie Anderson is a respected and successful broker at Sudler Sotheby's Realty as well as a certified appraiser. She specializes in representing clients who purchase and sell condominiums, town homes, single-family homes and income property in the Chicago land area. In her small amount time in the real estate game (she became an agent in 2003) she has assisted in excess of 400 deals and over $200 million in sales and continues to use her skills as a certified appraiser. Katie resides in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood with her loving husband and 4-year-old-daughter, where she spends much of her spare time with her family and friends. You can contact her at or at

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