Important Changes to Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP)

Today the federal government  announced new rules that may allow homeowners who are struggling borrowers to refinance their mortgages at today’s ultra-low rates by  reducing monthly payments for some homeowners. The goal is that the monthly savings could provide a modest boost to the economy. It is important to note this help is NOT available…

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…

Underwriting Tip – VA Loans Unmarried Applicants

Question: My partner and I are not married and only one of us is an eligible veteran while the other is not.  Can both our income be considered for the loan application? Answer: YES, as long as one of you have a VA entitlement and both of you meet your lenders credit criteria, your marital…