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For Details on specific SONYMA Mortgage Program features, Borrower Eligibility, and Property Eligibility, please choose a link below:
Qualified Military Veterans, their spouses and co-borrowers do not need to be first-time homebuyers. Click here to learn more about the Homes For Veterans Program.
Click here to download SONYMA's Project Set-Aside Approval List using Adobe Acrobat Reader
SONYMA's Project Set-Aside Approval list is designed to provide you with certain information pertaining to SONYMA's approved condominium and co-operative projects. The Project Set-Aside number (PSA #) must be utilized when reserving loans on our Lender Online (LOL) system. If the development does not appear on the Lender Online (LOL) drop-down, please contact our Project Set Aside Director, Marie Cammarata, at 212-872-0401, for assistance. If the number of units are close to the allotted loans available for financing, we strongly recommend that you contact us to see if any units remain available for financing. This report is updated bi-weekly and may not be up to date at the time of your reservation. If our project approval has expired, please fax (917-274-0401) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following documents to us for review:
1) Any amendments filed since the project was approved
2) A recent appraisal and
Disclaimer: While SONYMA will make every effort to ensure that the information contained in the project list is accurate, it does not guarantee so. The report will be updated twice per month. If the number of Loans Available for Reservation is low, please contact Marie Cammarata at (212) 872-0401 or email@example.com before registering a loan.
In most cases, applicants who purchase in a Target Area do not need to be first-time homebuyers (Target Area waiver does not apply to Achieving the Dream and Habitat for Humanity Programs). Download SONYMA's Listing for Federally Approved Target Areas.
To obtain a census tract or BNA and block group for a property, click here for instructions on how to get this information from the U.S. Census Bureau website or you may call 1-800-382-HOMES. Exact property address and zip code must be available To find out if a property is located in a Target Area, call SONYMA's Information Center at 1-800-382-HOME (4663) with the exact street address, city or town, and zip code.
Click here to see our archive of weekly tips published in our Weekly Availability of Funds and Notice of Terms Bulletin.
Click here to access SONYMA's Lender Online. Click here to view Lender Online Log-in Tips. Reserve SONYMA loans online, get loan statuses, print forms, and run pipeline reports using this internet-based reservation and information system. To download the Lender Online User Guide, click here.
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Below is a list of forms or documents that are unique to SONYMA loans. Follow the instructions on how to complete these forms in the Submitting Pre-Closing Application Loan Files notes in order to maximize the possibility of getting a loan approval the first time the loan is reviewed.
|Form Name||Form Number|
Property Seller's Affidavit
Note: Form is waived for new construction, if the owner of the land and the builder are different individuals or entities or for foreclosed properties being sold by a foreclosing lender/investor.
Interest Rate Option Form
Military Veteran's Eligibility Affidavit
DPAL Recapture Notification
Required for income of all borrowers (and each borrower’s spouse, regardless of whether they sign the Mortgage documents) and all titleholders.
Note: Must be computer generated and contain year-to-date earnings)
Federal Income Tax Returns for Last 3 Years
Returns must contain all Schedules and must be signed by all applicants. State returns are not acceptable. Returns are not required if the applicant is purchasing in a Target Area or for eligible veterans, unless required for credit underwriting purposes. Transcripts of returns are acceptable if copies of Federal returns are unavailable.
To be eligible for SONYMA reimbursement of any Federal recapture tax the borrower paid, the following must apply:
The loan was financed with SONYMA's qualified mortgage revenue bonds and closed on or after July 17, 2007 (or the borrower utilized a Mortgage Credit Certificate on or after September 2, 2009); and
The borrower submits "Requests for Recapture Tax Reimbursement" form, along with the supporting documentation to SONYMA.
Click here to view a flyer regarding the IRS Recapture Tax.
Download the latest handouts from SONYMA's training seminars which are designed to answer all your questions on:
Click here to contact a Business Development Officer responsible for your area, if interested in product training.
Download the current income and purchase price limits using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Low Interest Rate and Construction Incentive Programs *effective date of 6/29/16
Achieving the Dream Mortgage Program *effective date of 6/29/16
Click here to download SONYMA's Loan Officer Flyer (form can be personalized)
SONYMA's Mortgage Insurance Fund (MIF) provides mortgage insurance for all loans reserved under the following programs:
Further, MIF will provide mortgage insurance on any loan that meets SONYMA's guidelines and for which the private MI's are unwilling to insure. Below are MIF's premium charts: