Tag: <span>Scottsdale</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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THINK TWICE BEFORE COMMITTING FRAUD

DO NOT COMMIT FRAUD. When you are purchasing an investment property, apply for an investment property loan. Do not purchase an investment property and apply for a second home loan for the sole purpose of getting a lower interest rate. To do this would be mortgage fraud.   Here are a few examples of how...

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TWO APPROVALS, PLUS COLLATERAL

Two approvals take place when you apply for a loan.  Lenders review both your credit and income, and the collateral. The collateral must be sufficient for the loan to be approved.  What if the collateral is a condominium? When the collateral is a condominium, there is increased scrutiny by the lender. This is due to...

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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...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ADDING A CO-SIGNER?
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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ADDING A CO-SIGNER?

Sometimes, you may not be able to qualify on your own. Have you considered adding a co-signer 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 of the...

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...