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A place that borrowers can come to learn more than the basics of mortgage lending. It's also a place where industry professionals can come to find content for their clients.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Giving a pound of flesh in income and asset documentation has become the norm but it’s likely that unjustified lender paranoia has led them to ask for a bit too much of their clients.  My recent rant on this issue concerned verifying large, non-payroll deposits but now my rage has turned to the s...
05/03/2013
The tax deduction on private mortgage insurance has been bounced around like hot potato ever since 2007.  The problem with the lack of predictability in tax deductibility of mortgage insurance is that when people are making a decision on which of the four types of private mortgage insurance they ...
04/22/2013
Every time we read an article online about taking a more analytical approach to deciding whether or not to buy a home, you’ll always get comments about how “personal” or “emotional” the decision is but if you’ve found this page, that’s not why you’re here.  You’re looking for a “left brain” exper...
03/31/2013
In the last 4 years, an effort has been made on the part of mortgage lenders to ensure precise accuracy on income, liabilities but also on making sure that their money is really their money.  Consequently they look for “Indications of Borrowed Funds.”  One such indicator of potential borrowed fun...
03/29/2013
More and more, people are finding that their intent to occupy a home when getting a mortgage may not mean what they think it means.  More and more, loan officers are also finding out that it may not mean what they think it means.  One of the Mortgage Loan Officer national testing questions asked ...
03/18/2013
It’s important in life and in mortgage lending that you be yourself.  Accordingly, when your loan officer is presenting you and your loan application to an underwriter, you do everything you can to be as accurate and honest as possible.  You take a detailed loan application and cough up unending ...
02/24/2013
02/19/2013
Most lenders will restrict the number of properties an investor can finance to a total of four properties.  This restriction was recently loosened to allow for up to ten financed properties.  There are unique restrictions regarding credit score, Loan to Value (or LTV)and reserve requirements that...
02/18/2013
A good mortgage loan officer is like a financial psychiatrist for residential housing.  Years of training and experience are packed into our minds for the purpose of reacting correctly to buyers’ financial profiles, stories and desires.  The moral of the story?  All those years of training and ex...
02/09/2013
A time ago, we had written about the “on again and off again” itemized deductibility of private mortgage insurance.  It’s been a real saga.  Let’s do a little history: In 2007, congress passes the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act which allowed qualified private mortgage insurance to be wholly...
01/18/2013
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