The LO Down - Mortgage Servicing

Posted by Tifany Pledger on September 21, 2022

We all have been following the recent changes in the mortgage industry.  At first, interest rates were at record low levels and most lenders had plenty of both purchase and refinance business to keep their employees busy.  But then, rates started to...

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The LO Down - Cobuying

Posted by Tifany Pledger on September 08, 2022

With home prices reaching astronomical levels, it can be difficult for many to qualify to purchase the home of their dreams.  However, there is an option referred to as Co-buying that is gaining some popularity. Co-buying is basically a group of 2...

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The LO Down - Homeowners Assistance Fund

Posted by Tifany Pledger on August 24, 2022

The Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) was passed in 2021 as part of the American Rescue Plan.  It was created as a way to make sure individuals and families can stay in their homes, and weather the financial challenges brought on by the Covid-19...

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The LO Down - Assumable Loans

Posted by Tifany Pledger on August 11, 2022

With the increase in mortgage interest rates, some borrowers are asking about a little-known feature on certain mortgage loans.  Assumability.  What this means is that home-buyers that are lined up with sellers with an existing assumable loan, can...

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The LO Down - LO Comp Rule

Posted by Tifany Pledger on July 27, 2022

The LO Comp Rule is one of those topics that comes up a lot in the mortgage industry, and unfortunately, it can be easy to misinterpret. Though it is always best to consult your company’s compliance department, we wanted to provide a brief run-down...

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All Past CE Movies Have Been Released on YouTube!

Posted by Emma Bowder on July 15, 2022

We have released three of our past CE movies as YouTube playlists! American Lender, Game of Loans, and License in Jeopardy are all available below as well as on our YouTube channel here!

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Free ACT Courses Have Been Released!

Posted by Emma Bowder on July 15, 2022

We have released three free ACT Courses as YouTube playlists! OFAC & Other Exclusionary Lists, Will it RESPA, and Flood Insurance Requirements are all available below and on our YouTube channel here!

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The LO Down - ARMS are Back!

Posted by Sawyer Jones on July 13, 2022

With the rise in mortgage interest rates, more and more consumers are looking for ways to bring affordability back into the home-buying picture.  One product to consider is ARM loans, or Adjustable Rate Mortgages.  These were very popular before the...

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The LO Down - Loosening ADU Restrictions

Posted by Sawyer Jones on June 29, 2022

Recently Freddie Mac did something kind of interesting. They released a guideline update for some specific changes to how they look at Accessory Dwelling Units.

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The LO Down - Rate Buy Down

Posted by Sawyer Jones on June 15, 2022

Rate buydowns provide a way to “buy” a lower interest rate than what the market is currently offering.  There are fees involved, but it could be a worthwhile investment if you plan to be in the home for 5 or more years.

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