If you are really serious about buying a home here are some things you should not do when applying for a mortgage. The first step to the home buying process, unless you are paying cash is going to be to talk to a lender. Without proof of funds or a letter from a lender showing […]
While you are waiting for new housing inventory to come on the market in Los Angeles Rob Spinosa has great advice on how to avoid damaging your credit. These are good tips to follow.
One topic … one direction provided during the Mortgage Process that seems to baffle and frustrate my prospective home buyers during their Mortgage Process, surrounds the sourcing and documenting of Down Payment and Closing Cost Funds. When I touch upon this portion of the Process I often hear the comment, “it shouldn’t matter where the […]
Inside Mortgage Finance News reported on October 28, 2014 … “Total mortgage-related complaints filed by borrowers with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fell again in the third quarter of 2014 – the fifth drop in the last six quarters, according to figures compiled by Inside the CFPB. Data contained in the CFPB’s consumer complaint […]
As a Chicago-area Mortgage Lender, I’ve always been asked a lot of questions regarding Taxes and Property Assessments. Property Taxes, and subsequently monthly tax escrow contributions, play a very important role in loan approvals/denials. But throughout the recent housing downturn, the topic of property taxes and assessments has cropped-up more often and has become far […]
Should I Pray or Should I Co? I tend to see a fair amount of high loan-to-value mortgage scenarios, mostly because real estate values here in Marin County, the San Francisco Bay Area and coastal California, in general, tend to be high. And I think it also has a lot to do with the formidable task […]