Tag: <span>Lender</span>

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PRODUCTS FOR BUILDERS

We have a product for builders who are building spec homes for profit. The minimum loan amount is $150,000 with a maximum loan amount of $3 million. For review, we need the detailed budget, construction schedule/development phases, and architect drawings. The lender considers the following in the credit decision: ● Borrower characteristics/Total exposure approval (experience...

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WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH A MORTGAGE BROKER?

One advantage of working with a mortgage broker instead of a banker is the lender credit. The lender credit is a credit towards closing costs. This credit represents the excess premium from the lender after paying the broker’s commission. Brokers get paid a fixed percentage of the loan amount from the lender for each transaction....

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APPRAISED VALUE

An appraisal is typically required when applying for a mortgage. If you are purchasing a home, the lender will base the loan amount off of the lesser of the sales price or the appraised value. Many people will look to the price per square foot when valuing a home, however, this valuation could be misleading....

HAVE YOU PRE-QUALIFIED FOR A LOAN?
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HAVE YOU PRE-QUALIFIED FOR A LOAN?

    In order to put an offer on a home, you will likely have to present a letter stating you are pre-qualified for the loan. What do you need to do to get pre-qualified? The first step is to complete a loan application; the application will give the loan originator the information they need...

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ARE YOU REALLY GETTING THE BEST RATE AND COST?

Many real estate companies partner with preferred lenders and encourage their agents to provide their clients with the names of these lenders to handle the financing of their purchase. What the buyer does not know is that in some circumstances there is a business agreement between the lender and real estate company creating this preferred status....

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THE LOAN ESTIMATE

The Loan Estimate (“LE”) is a document provided to you by the lender within 3 days of the application date.  The application date is the date when the following have been provided to the lender:

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MOST LOANS WE ORIGINATE DO NOT INCLUDE POINTS

You may hear people talking about “points” or charging a “point” on a loan; what does this mean? A point typically represents the origination fee charged by the lender to originate the loan; One point is 1% of the loan amount. Example: If you are applying for a $200,000 loan, a point would be $2,000,...

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Pre-qualification v. pre-approval, what is the difference? A pre-qualification is based on information provided to the loan originator. The information could be as simple as a conversation about your income, assets, and debts, to providing the supporting documentation. A pre-approval is where an underwriter reviews your file, including the loan application, credit report, income and...