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WHY DON'T HOME BUYERS LISTEN TO THEIR REAL ESTATE AGENT?   I spoke with an agent this afternoon who said she could not get her home buyer to consider options other than the lender they always use. This happens to be a lender who advertises low closing costs. My comment was "ask them if they like ...
06/17/2014
MORTGAGE LOAN SHOPPING GLITZ AND GLAMOUR When shopping for a  home mortgage loan how easy is it to fall for glitz and glamour?  I've been in my industry for quite some time now and I have seen companies come and go. More particularly I've seen loan officers who went beyond the bus stop benches to...
05/30/2014
SHOP TILL YOU DROP FOR A HOME MORTGAGE LOAN     We're all are familiar with the term "shop till you drop". When you are looking for personal items that can be a fun adventure. When you are shopping for a  home mortgage loan, however, shop till you drop can be a bad idea. Everyone wants to do a th...
05/02/2014
HARP REFINANCE IS STILL A GREAT OPTION FOR MANY! HARP ... HOME AFFORDABLE REFINANCE PROGRAM  is still a great option for many Kentucky home owners who have not refinanced yet. While many of us in the industry hear the constant drumming that refinances are WAY down from last year and will be WAY d...
03/21/2014
USDA/RURAL HOUSING AREA EXTENSION WELCOME NEWS FOR  NORTHERN KY   In Northern Kentucky we have a few areas that are located in close proximity to major shopping malls in Northern Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati. A large portion of some areas such as Independence and Burlington were set to fall o...
02/25/2014
WANT TO BE A HOME OWNER, THEN ACT LIKE ONE   If you want to be a home owner, then act like one... that can mean many things because being a home owner is multi faceted, it can be complicated for some, easier for others.   Because there are loan programs for very low credit scores, or for someone ...
02/19/2014
MORE REGULATION MEANS HIGHER COSTS TO ALL CONSUMERS PART THREE In another installment of how more regulation means higher costs to ALL consumers, today I am focusing on LPMI or "lender paid mortgage insurance". A by product of the qualified mortgage, LPMI is mortgage insurance that is priced into...
02/11/2014
SHOULD A PLUMBER CHARGE EVERYONE THE SAME?   I recently had a couple of small plumbing problems so I decided to call a well known plumber in the area. I called them because they do have a good reputation. I was not disappointed in the service from their employee of 20 years. After all the problem...
02/06/2014
MORE REGULATION MEANS HIGHER COSTS TO ALL CONSUMERS PART TWO Thinking about the ways regulations have caused costs to escalate over the last few years for a home buyer I saw a blog about AMC's (appraisal management companies) stating what is obvious to most in the lending business. That appraisal...
01/30/2014
MORE REGULATION MEANS HIGHER COSTS TO ALL CONSUMERS PART ONE Effective this month is the Qualified Mortgage rule. One part of this rule is that certain costs cannot exceed 3% of the loan amount. CFPB determined 3% was the magic number to be sure consumers were not being taken advantage of. Unfort...
01/30/2014
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