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What is Mortgage Fraud?

Surprisingly, since the so-called mortgage meltdown of 2008 mortgage fraud has risen exponentially, so much so that the FBI has a dedicated Mortgage Fraud unit within its White Collar Crimes Division. The increase has been attributed to four primary reasons: 1.) Decreased Mortgage Originations 2.) Tighter lending guidelines 3.) Increased Accountability by Lenders to Washington…

Questions you really should be asking

Seven Questions to Ask any Loan Officer

Contents7 Questions Every Borrower SHOULD ask a Loan Officer#1 How long have you been a mortgage lender?  7 Questions Every Borrower SHOULD ask a Loan Officer That could save you thousands on your next mortgage #1 How long have you been a mortgage lender? Just as experience with your lawyer, CPa and doctor matters, so…

What is a CLUE Report and how could it impact my mortgage?

Most people are unaware of CLUE Reports and how they affect property ownership and protection. CLUE Reports include not only accepted claims, but denied claims and inquiries. They are meant to be a comprehensive record of all loss history on you as an individual and on a property.

How far can a Mortgage Lender go to collect Deficiency Judgments?

There is no guarantee that the lender will always try to collect the deficiency judgment. Yes, having a judgment doesn’t mean the lender will surely collect it. After all, lenders will have to spend enough to pursue the collection. Only if you’ve enough bank balance, steady source of income or other real estate properties, then your lender may try to collect the judgement.

When are Gift Funds Allowed?

Contrary to many schools of thought there are still mortgage loan programs which permit the use of gifted funds for some or even all of a borrower’s down payment. In this post, we will focus on FHA loans specifically. Although there are many more requirements, this post is intended to focus only on the highlights…

FAQ – What is a ‘Qualified Mortgage’?

The new federal agency Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s  (CFPB) Qualified Mortgage & Ability To Pay  (ATR) regulations require mortgage lenders in Raleigh and Cary and all other US markets to clearly establish and document a borrower’s ability to be expected to repay the loan they have agreed to make, as well as to meet certain…