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GROUP INVESTMENTS
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GROUP INVESTMENTS

You want to purchase rental homes but do not have enough money saved or enough income to afford one, so, you talk to your friend who is also thinking about investing. Can you get financing if you purchase rental homes together? Or, you are part of an investment group looking to purchase rental homes. Can...

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A COUNSEL MORTGAGE GROUP BROKER
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BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A COUNSEL MORTGAGE GROUP BROKER

What is the benefit of working with a mortgage broker and why a Counsel Mortgage Group broker?  As you can see from our website, the professional experience of the loan originators at Counsel Mortgage Group is unmatched in the industry. When I looked for a mortgage loan the first time I purchased a home, I...

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SUSPENSION DOES NOT MEAN DENIED

A loan suspension means the loan package submitted to the lender does not meet guidelines. The file is suspended to give the borrower time to provide documentation to bring the file within guidelines. For instance, a suspension may be issued if the debt-to-income ratio is too high. The underwriter may ask for further income and...

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PAYING DOWN A MORTGAGE: EXTRA PAYMENT TO PRINCIPAL

  Everyone knows if you make extra payments on your mortgage, you can pay it off sooner, but, how much quicker do you pay it off by making the extra payments? We have a calculator on our website which shows you how much quicker you can payoff the mortgage by making an extra payment. If...

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UNDERWRITING A LOAN

When underwriting a loan lenders look at the debt-to-income ratio for a comparison of monthly debts to monthly income, this is a major factor lenders consider. Lenders like to see the ratio at or below 43%, but loans have been approved up to 50%. Example: Let’s say you are salaried and gross $4,000 per month;...

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ARE YOU A RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATE

Are you a recent college graduate? Are thinking about becoming a homeowner? Many recent graduates feel they may not qualify to purchase a home. College education is more expensive than ever and many students leave school with substantial student loan debt. Let’s take a look at how lenders consider student loan debt when underwriting a...

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IF YOU CANNOT QUALIFY

Sometimes, you may not be able to qualify on your own, and may ask someone to sign with you to help you qualify. If so, the co-signer will have to complete a loan application and will have to qualify, too. Lenders will combine the incomes and debts of both borrowers and base the loan off...

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WHAT IF YOU DISAGREE WITH YOUR HOME APPRAISAL

What if you disagree with your home appraisal? Do you have to accept the appraiser’s findings without questioning them? You can question the appraisal; you can appeal the appraisal. The appeal process goes through the appraisal management company. You have to provide data in order to appeal. For example, if there are comparable sales (“comps”)...

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WHAT IF YOU DISAGREE WITH YOUR HOME APPRAISAL

What if you disagree with your home appraisal? Do you have to accept the appraiser’s findings without questioning them? You can question the appraisal; you can appeal the appraisal. The appeal process goes through the appraisal management company. You have to provide data in order to appeal. For example, if there are comparable sales (“comps”)...

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STAY AT-HOME ORDERS AND MORTGAGE LOAN CLOSING DOCUMENT SIGNING

Are you about to close on a mortgage loan but you’re under a stay at-home order? Are you wondering how you’ll sign closing documents? Do you have to be at the title/escrow company to sign the loan documents at closing? No, you do not. Many title and escrow companies provide notaries which will allow you...