Market Commentary

Fannie Mae reported this week that in a recent survey of 3,000 Americans, the majority of those surveyed still prefer owning a home than renting. The survey revealed that 2/3s of renters surveyed said that they are hopeful to purchase a home in the future.

NC insurance customers irked by policy

NC insurance customers irked by policy linking their Auto Policies to their Homeowners Insurance Policies. This year, two of the most popular underwriters of homeowners insurance policies in North Carolina – Allstate and N.C. Farm Bureau – have adopted underwriting guidelines that link homeowners policies with auto policies across the state. Read more:

What is Predatory Lending?

Predatory Lending Considerations Subprime lending is not synonymous with predatory lending, and loans with the features described as Subprime are not necessarily predatory in nature. However, institutions should ensure that they do not engage in the types of predatory lending practices discussed in the Expanded Subprime Guidance. Typically, predatory lending involves at least one of…

What Gives My Mortgage Company the Right to Hold My Insurance Claim Check?

The Escrow Department will likely be the same department that will cash and hold your insurance claims check. Don’t be surprised if your bank/lender actually place a hold on the check for up to five business days due to the protential for fraud given the number of mass losses that have occurred recently.