Private Mortgage Insurance helps lead the way in the Housing Recovery

Private Mortgage Insurers leading the way in housing recovery   One of the earliest indicators of the housing meltdown which began in 2007 was that issuers of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) began to contract their underwriting guidelines for issuing PMI policies.  In fact, so bad was the meltdown that many PMI companies either stopped issuing…

Underwriting Tip – Bankruptcy Waiting Periods – FHA

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy does not disqualify a borrower from obtaining an FHA-insured mortgage, provided that the lender documents that one year of the pay-out period under the bankruptcy has elapsed the borrower’s payment performance has been satisfactory and all required payments have been made on time, and the borrower has received written permission from bankruptcy…

Underwriting Tip – FHA Buyer Financed Closing Costs

FHA Buyer Financed Closing Costs Financing of Transaction Costs for Real Estate Owned Properties (REO) Purchased under Federal Housing Administrations  $100 Down Sales Incentive Click for mortgagee letter/details  Related articles Underwriting Tip – FHA Gift Funds (theraleighmortgageguy.com) Buyers Receive up to 3.5% Toward Closing Costs from Fannie Mae! (theraleighmortgageguy.com) HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS…