Raleigh Area First Time Home Buyers find help in the 2014 Farm Bill

Some of the biggest talking points coming  out of the $956 Billion 2014 Farm Bill is that Food Stamps were cut by $900M per year, it ends a two decades old  Direct Payments to farmers at a savings of $5B per year and even includes funding for Hemp (marijuana) research. But what most people are…

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…

8 Basic Requirements of the Ability to Repay Mortgage Rule

Ability to Repay Basic Eight Requirements

2014 brings with it many new rules established by this new regulator that have significant impacts not only on the type of loans that consumers have access to but how they are delivered. The rule set minimum requirements that a creditor must consider in making the ability‐to‐repay determination. Eight factors must be considered, at a minimum, in the underwriting evaluation process:

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…

How to get a No Money Down USDA mortgage loan in Raleigh

Ricardo Cobos is a Mortgage Loan Officer in Raleigh North Carolina helping people achieve financial security through responsible homeownership using great no money down loans programs like the USDA Guaranteed Rural Development Loans call 877-212-7784 to speak with an experienced loan officer today.