As a lender, you will say it a lot: Homeowners are required to purchase homeowners insurance to protect themselves and the lender from losses should the home be damaged. But did you know it can affect a client’s mortgage and other aspects of their homeownership?
As a real estate agent, you need leads in order to find prospective clients and do business. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to come by leads honestly and raise awareness for your services. Remember: When generating real estate leads, it’s important not to spread yourself too thin. Having too many feelers out at once […]
When you apply for a mortgage, one of the first documents your loan officer will ask for is your bank statements. The main purpose of checking and reviewing all these document is make sure that you actually have the funds and means to pay your house payment without defaulting.
Community property is property jointly owned by a husband and wife. This typically includes all money earned, debts incurred and property procured during the marriage. There are eight community property states:
Is your mortgage company veteran friendly? Veterans have unique needs and requirements than civilians, so your mortgage company needs to be able accommodate them respectfully and efficiently. Here’s why you company should be veteran friendly: Veterans Have Different Needs Unlike civilian home buyers, veterans tend to have different and more unique needs. For example, the […]
When a lender forecloses on a mortgage, the total debt owed by the borrowers to the lender frequently surpasses the foreclosure sale price. The difference between the sale price and the total debt is called a deficiency.
Using tranches is a good way to move the risk of investments and prepayment penalties, but should you rely on them? The simple answer is no, you shouldn’t rely on them entirely. However, that doesn’t mean that you should shy away from them altogether. By knowing the risk of tranches, you can smartly invest and […]
As a loan officer, you will have clients come to you for advice about restructuring their loan. Also known as loan modifications, restructuring a loan makes the current loan more affordable for the borrower and they can possibly avoid foreclosure. Restructuring verses Refinancing First, you must understand that restructuring a loan is not the same […]