Under Contract & House Has Been Damaged; Now What?

There’s an old adage He Who Has the Gold Makes the Rules aka ‘ The Other Golden Rule’. Nothing could be further from the truth in this scenario so the best answer here is ‘It depends’.

Conventional 3% Down Mortgages 27 FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers to the new Conventional 97% Mortgage. Is the Conventional 97 a government-backed mortgage program? Yes, the Conventional 97 mortgage program is backed by the government. It’s offered via Fannie Mae only. The program is not available via Freddie Mac, nor is it available…

How much will the new FHA MIP Rules change save me?

Surprisingly, one of the brightest spots of the president’s State of the Union Address last night which might have received a standing ovation from both sides of the aisle barely received a passing mention! The bright shining spot in his speech was the president’s recent directive to HUD regarding the FHA Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium.…

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 – How Will a Government Shut-down Delay My Mortgage Loan Application?

There’s been a lot of rhetoric coming from both sides of the congressional aisles these days; from Democratic and Republican parties and even a few in between. But  recently the media has begun reporting government shutdown fallacies as facts. I’ve stayed out of this very heated political discussion for obvious reasons, but when a client recently sent…