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HUD's Proposals For Reform
October 19, 2002 On July 29, 2002, HUD released a set of proposals to substantially change the ways in which home loans are originated in the US.  As usual, the proposals were open for comment, and many thousands of them were received.  Mine was among them, and is shown ... more...

Save Commission by Becoming a Broker?
March 20, 2000 "I just obtained my real estate broker's license. I want to finance the purchase of my own home and save money by earning the commission on the mortgage. Is there a list of lenders and loan programs similar to the ... more...

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Good Faith Estimate, GFE
Good Faith Estimate (GFE) A disclosure of estimated settlement costs. Lenders or brokers must provide this list to the loan applicant for a mortgage loan within 3 business days after receipt of the application. The GFE is intended to assure that consumers have adequate ... more...

Mortgage Lender
Mortgage Lender A company that lends money on the security of land, houses, and real estate. A mortgage lender is the institution that provides the money to the borrower at closing. The borrower in turn, will sign a note provided by the lender stating their debt, their obligation ... more...

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Get instant on-line mortgage rate quote and closing cost estimate. Only put your loan numbers. No contact info required. Compare offers from top mortgage lenders... more...

Just What is a Broker?
In most circumstances a broker is a third party to an agreement to purchase a commodity, the item being bought and sold is neither owned nor controlled by the broker who simply acts as an intermediary and is normally paid on completion of an agreement. Brokers who also act as sellers or as buyers ... more...

What You Need to Know to About Your Mortgage Transaction
The Roles of A Mortgage Lender, Broker and Sales AgentBuying a home can be an exciting but confusing event, especially if it is your very first time. There are so many options for sales agents, brokers, mortgage lenders, types of mortgages and mortgage rates. It can be difficult understanding all ... more...

Comparing The True Cost Of Obtaining A Home Loan
Home buyers are often confused about where to begin in their search for a home loan. The process is usually narrowed down to finding which institutions provide the lowest settlement costs, but the different types of lending institutions and the variety of lending programs available can make the ... more...

FSBO You Can Save Thousands in 7 Easy Steps
1.Determine Your Market Value: Some of leading edge real estate brokers offer a free over-the-net home evaluation. Online; city and county tax records, Realtor.com, bank on line home evaluation tools. Local legal business newspapers.2.Preparing Your Home To Sell: The idea is to have the best home ... more...

What is a Predatory Lender?
Several months ago, the 3,000-member California Association of Mortgage Brokers (CAMB) created the first real definition to describe the abusive lending practices of predatory lenders. According to the CAMB, predatory lending was described as "placing consumers in loan products with significantly ... more...

When is a Commercial Lender not a Commercial Lender?
A Commercial Lender is Not a Commercial Lender When it is a BankA commercial lender offers loans backed by hard collateral, usually real estate. Usually a commercial lenders lending criteria will be less stringent than at the local bank. This is because most banks focus on providing private ... more...

How To Find Your Dream Home In Belize
Shopping for property in Belize is not as simple an undertaking as you might initially expect!Firstly, estate agents as we know them are non existent! Real estate brokers that do exist are likely to be unlicensed, unregulated and certainly not trained or insured.Secondly, the majority (and I mean ... more...

Imagine Cutting Over $8,000 Off Your Mortgage This Year
I once helped a customer cut over $700 off his monthly mortgage payment. That's right, over $8,000 each year and over $40,000 in just five years. Now, not everyone can save this much, but if you have a loan that is over $200,000, you could come close to this, if you refinance your fixed rate ... more...

Making it affordable: Nine tips for first time home buyers
It seems that everyone loves a good real estate story. The media is filled with reports about soaring property values and home owners of modest means becoming instant millionaires when they sell. As a result, many first time home buyers, afraid of missing out, will rush into buying decisions and ... more...

A New Choice for Home Financing: Correspondent Lenders
When you begin your search for a new home loan, one of the first things to consider is where you'll get the money. Your basic choices will be mortgage brokers and banks.Your first instinct may be to go with your local bank, who you know from doing business with them for other things, such as your ... more...

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