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Non-Bank Benefits?

Posted On: 05/24/2017
Question: As a mortgage lender, I compete for business every day. So why is it fair that non-banks face less regulation and therefore fewer costs than traditional banks? Answer: Banks and non-banks are distinctive and different financial creatures. They are “alike” in the same way...

Inflated Escrow?

Posted On: 05/17/2017
Question: We just had closing and the lender took way more than needed for the escrow account. How is this possible? Answer: Most likely the lender is well within its rights to set aside a large escrow amount. In addition, you will benefit. The lender wants to make sure that the property...

‘Fix’ a HELOC

Posted On: 05/10/2017
Question: We've been looking at getting cash out of our house by using a home equity line of credit (HELOC)? Does it make sense to get a convertible HELOC, one that we can switch to a fixed rate if we elect? Answer: A HELOC can be a very alluring form of financing – but one with risks...

Bigger Ask

Posted On: 05/03/2017
Question: We listed our home for sale. The asking price is $429,900. It turns out that a lot of people are interested in the property. Should we increase the asking price? Answer: Everyone is familiar with real estate listings that say “new price” or “fresh price”...

List Over

Posted On: 04/26/2017
Question: We listed our home with a local real estate broker for a period of 90 days. The listing period ended several months ago, we have not relisted the property with any other broker and some prospects who saw the property with the listing broker have now come back and expressed interest in...

Tripped Up

Posted On: 04/12/2017
Question: We went on a trip and to assure our mortgage was paid, we sent the lender two checks, one for the current month and one for the next month when we would be out of town. When we returned they claimed we only made one payment and that we missed the second payment, owed them a late fee...

Tax Trouble

Posted On: 04/05/2017
Question: We have visited several mortgage lenders to pre-qualify for a loan. We have very good incomes, but to lenders we seem on the brink of poverty. The problem is we are self-employed, have lots of write-offs and don’t show much income on our tax returns. What can we do? Answer:...

Tax Trouble

Posted On: 03/29/2017
Question: We have visited several mortgage lenders to pre-qualify for a loan. We have very good incomes, but to lenders we seem on the brink of poverty. The problem is we are self-employed, have lots of write-offs and don’t show much income on our tax returns. What can we do? Answer:...

Tax Trouble

Posted On: 03/22/2017
Question: We have visited several mortgage lenders to pre-qualify for a loan. We have very good incomes, but to lenders we seem on the brink of poverty. The problem is we are self-employed, have lots of write-offs and don’t show much income on our tax returns. What can we do? Answer:...

Tax Trouble

Posted On: 03/15/2017
Question: We have visited several mortgage lenders to pre-qualify for a loan. We have very good incomes, but to lenders we seem on the brink of poverty. The problem is we are self-employed, have lots of write-offs and don’t show much income on our tax returns. What can we do? Answer:...
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