You’ve heard the home closing stories: At the eleventh hour buyers find that the amount needed for closing is different from what they were told. Ack! Fear no more. There’s a solution. If you’re about to close on a new house, your timing couldn’t be better. Thanks to new mortgage rules from the Consumer Financial […]
30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.04 percent, with an average 0.6 point, rising from last week’s 3.87 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.20 percent. Call me to start your dream home search. Still inexpensive money.
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FICO, the nation’s most popular credit-scoring system, announced it is tweaking some of the criteria used in coming up with consumers’ scores, which could help consumers save more money in qualifying for mortgages and other types of loans. The changes include reducing the toll that overdue medical bills can take on credit scores, as […]
FHA added an “economic event” category that could help some borrowers qualify sooner to buy again. If they had a previous short sale, BK, or foreclosure due to an economic event that caused the loss of job or loss of income, they could potentially purchase after just 1 year instead of waiting the full seasoning […]
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced that the loan limits for the Metro Denver counties will remain the same in 2014. One unit limit is $417,000.
With the government shutdown, USDA Rural loans could be delayed since those underwriters are not working. The IRS will not process tax transcripts which can delay the loan getting underwritten – or at least fully approved.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency said it plans to scale back the maximum size of home mortgages that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are allowed to back, something it can do without congressional approval. The talk is about reducing the Conforming loan amount from it’s current $417,000 to $400,000.