Tag: <span>#LoanOriginator</span>

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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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...

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BUYDOWN AS AN EXAMPLE

As interest rates fluctuate, you may see lenders offering mortgages with buydowns. This is a different type of mortgage than if you buy down the rate. I’ll explain: If you buy down the rate, you are paying extra money, usually points, to get a lower rate. The rate you buy down becomes the rate for...

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IS AN APPRAISAL NEEDED WHEN APPLYING FOR A MORTGAGE?

An appraisal may not be needed when applying for a mortgage. How can you get an appraisal waiver? Generally, an appraisal is needed to get a home loan, but, there are instances where this requirement is waived. Most home loans are sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. When underwriting these loans, they are submitted...

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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...

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BUY NOW, OR WAIT UNTIL LATER?

The loan limits for 2020 are higher than in 2019. If you choose to buy now, you could have more purchasing power than later in the year. You will qualify at the current lower rate, which could result in a higher loan amount than if you waited and rates increased. Contact us and we can...

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LOAN APPROVAL

You received the loan approval from the lender. Does this mean you are done, and that you can now go to closing? Not quite. The loan approval is usually issued by the underwriter after the initial review of the file. It is usually a conditional approval listing conditions that need to be met prior to...

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COMMERCIAL LENDING UPDATE

The yield on the 10-yr U.S. Treasury spiked to 3.03% two weeks ago (4-25-18), breaking a decade long downtrend. This highlights a major problem (or achieving a solution if you’re the Fed) – inflation is back. As Bloomberg noted that morning, something even more foreboding is the move in short term rates, up, which according...

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

For those who celebrate, Happy Easter and Passover from Counsel Mortgage Group, LLC We offer a variety of products and services, ask us how we can assist you today: Counsel Mortgage Group®, LLC www.counselmortgage.com 480-502-1000 NMLS #178927 AZ MB #0909580 CA DBO #60DBO43873 Copyright © 2018 Counsel Mortgage Group®, LLC.