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They did so much to help me. Not only was the closing process quick and easy and painless as far as all the paperwork I had to sign, my Loan Originator really went above and beyond; as many issues as I had trying to get this house and the problems that kept arising with the other realtor, my Loan Originator didn’t just give up and say ‘Oh well, looks like there is nothing more we can do.’ She bent over backwards to help me get in this house.- Tracy M. Pierce
She did a lot of things different than other companies. She told me how the process was going to go right from the beginning. I felt like she was on my team. She was honest.- Anthony Wilson
Watch for Exaggerations on Appraisals
Any underwriter can tell you that one of the three “C’s” in making a decision stands for “Collateral”. Yes, the property is important. Properties have, for the most part, been appreciating in the last year or two, but problems still pop up with appraisals.
It is important for LOs and borrowers to know that comments on listings in the MLS can impact future...
Beware: Don't Get Conned by Real Estate Wire Transfer Scams
Famed bank robber Willie Sutton told a reporter he robbed banks “because that’s where the money is.” Today, he’d conduct wire transfer scams, because that’s one of the easiest ways to currently steal money. Unlike checks or other forms of payment, once a wire transfer goes through, there’s no way to stop or recall the remittance.
Increasingly, hackers are...
A Brief Reminder of Why Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Exist
Sometimes lenders are asked about the “secondary ” markets by borrowers. It is a legitimate question, especially as the existence of a secondary market for home loans leads to lower rates for borrowers, and also helps why Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exist.
Let’s start with a simple example. Let’s say a person (“Joe”) has $1,000 in savings. Joe is...