Mortgages & Loans

Feb. 7, 2017

Wire Fraud At Closing

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Association of REALTORS® have announced concerns over closing cost scams.

Wire Fraud Scam

Here's how the scam works: Hackers break into a consumer's or real estate professional's email account to search for upcoming real estate transactions and closing dates ...

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Jan. 22, 2017

Private Mortgage Insurance - Not All the Same

Private Mortgage Insurance or PMI is insurance to protect the lender in the event that a homeowner defaults and the lender is forced to foreclose. PMI comes in three flavors and, depending on loan type, can be paid upfront, monthly and/or financed into the home buyer's interest rate ...

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Jan. 21, 2012

Get the Best Mortgage Interest Rate

  1. Make sure you are working with an experienced, professional loan officer. One of the largest financial transactions of your life is far too important to place into the hands of someone who is not capable of advising you properly, and troubleshooting the issues that may arise along the way ...

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Jan. 21, 2012

The Top 10 Things You Should Not Do Before Closing Escrow

10. Increase balances on existing credit cards or apply for new credit. (no credit checks should occur during the entire loan process!)

9. Purchase a car or shop for a car.

8. Open a new bank account or make large deposits. (the source for all deposits over $500 showing on ...

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