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Disclosure Rules on Mortgage Prepayment Penalties
September 10, 2001, Revised April 13, 2002, September 21, 2002, November 4, 2002 "I recently I went to refinance and was shocked to learn that I had to pay a prepayment penalty. I had never been told about this. How can they spring it on me now?" Before signing the ... more...

Is This Mortgage Price Guarantee on the Level?
May 6, 2002 "Indy Mac guarantees that if they can?t beat the price quoted by a competing lender by at least $300, they will pay you $300?Is this on the level?" After looking at their guarantee, I have no doubt that it is on the level. To qualify for their ... more...

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Truth-In-Lending, TILA
Truth-In-Lending A federal law requiring disclosure of the Annual Percentage Rate to home buyers shortly after they apply for the loan. Also known as Regulation Z and Truth-In-Lending-Act (TILA). Requires disclosures about its terms and cost and gives consumers the right ... more...

Equal Credit Oportunity Act
Equal Credit Oportunity Act (ECOA) Is a federal law that requires lenders and other creditors to make credit equally available without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status or receipt of income from public assistance programs. ... more...

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To be out of credit card debt is your dream and youre tired of the redundant advice to live within your means. Look no further.Most people that give advice about how to get out of debt, have absolutely no clue why things are the way they are. None of them have ever looked to the source of the ... more...

Set Aside Foreclosure and Decree and Motion for New Trial
Prove Up of the ClaimTo recover on a promissory note the Plaintiff (lender) must prove existence of the note.To recover on a promissory note, the plaintiff must prove:(1) the existence of the note in question;(2) that the party sued signed the note;(3) that the plaintiff is the owner or holder of ... more...

Home Equity Loan Improvements
There's more Regulation Z compliance on the way, courtesy of the Home Equity Loan Consumer Protection Act. This fall banks will have to implement the new home equity loan disclosure rules the Federal Reserve Board was required to issue under the act.The Federal Reserve released the final version of ... more...

Book Summary: What Is The Emperor Wearing?
This article is based on the following book:What Is The Emperor Wearing? Truth-Telling In Business Relationships Butterworth-Heinneman ISBN 0-7506-9872-1 217 pagesThis book is inspired by the popular tale The Emperors New Clothes. It provides stories of ordinary individuals in the workplace who ... more...

RESPA: The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) is a consumer protection statute, first passed in 1974. One of its purposes is to help consumers become better shoppers for settlement services. Another purpose is to eliminate kickbacks and referral fees that increase unnecessarily the costs of ... more...

Is My Money Safe? On The Soundness Of Our Banks
Banks are institutions wherein miracles happen regularly. We rarely entrust our money to anyone but ourselves and our banks. Despite a very chequered history of mismanagement, corruption, false promises and representations, delusions and behavioural inconsistency banks still succeed to motivate ... more...

The Residential Real Estate Buying Process in Austin Texas
Decide to BuyThe first step in buying a house is to try and understand what you hope to achieve. When you begin to think about buying a new house, there are many questions you should ask yourself such as: Why do I want to move? How soon do I want to move? How long do I plan on living in the home? ... more...

A Brief Look at the Origins of Lending
When trying to discover the origins of lending you might find yourself looking at a lot of unrelated information that doesn't really tell you what it is that you want to know.The origins of lending go back to at least biblical times, with mentions of lending even being mentioned in certain places ... more...

Home Equity Loans in Texas
A few notes of importance: This only applies to a homestead property, that is the customers primary residence LTV refers to Loan to Value, meaning the loan amount as compared to the value of the home. As an example, a loan of $75,000 on a home valued at $100,000 would be a loan at 75% LTV. These ... more...

Debate for Business Plan Data and Early Franchise Disclosure
I have heard franchise attorneys say that prospective franchisees need the disclosure documents early on so they can make a business plan to see if the franchised outlet is feasible and I debated with them over this point of contention. Potential franchise buyers have also told me they wanted to ... more...

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