2017: The Focus Ahead

Some shocking numbers have just come in. It has been reported that total housing inventory dropped 10.8% in December to 1.65 million existing homes available for sale, the lowest level since the National Association of Relators (NAR) began tracking housing supply in 1999. Inventory decreased 6.3% from last year and has fallen for 19 consecutive […]

Spring Buying Season & The Millennial Shift

Millennials are the first generation to come of age in the post-recession housing market in a relatively positive light. Yet the No. 1 barrier to entry for young, would-be homebuyers? Credit. “The mortgage industry is poised to experience a monumental shift as more millennial homebuyers begin to enter the market,” said Joe Tyrrell, executive vice […]

San Diego Refinancing Options

Application Volume Up, Down, Up, Down… The results are in: the Mortgage Bankers Association said today that applications during the week of October 23rd decreased by roughly 3.5% – adjusting seasonally from the previous week. Granted the accounted for data increased 7% on an unadjusted basis, taking into account for Columbus Day. While this news […]

Why 96% of Consumers Think That Mortgage Rates Have Bottomed Out

Why 96% of Consumers Think That Mortgage Rates Have Bottomed Out   According to recent statistics, mortgage interest rates have reached their lowest level in a long, long time and this goes not only for conventional mortgage loans, but for VA loans (loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans affairs) and FHA mortgages (insured by the […]

Obama Plans To Cut FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums

Obama Plans To Cut FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums On January 7, 2015, President Barack Obama announced that the administration plans to cut Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premiums. This move is expected to open the housing market to roughly a quarter of a million Americans looking to buy a new home. The announcement President Obama embarked […]

FHA’s Back to Work Program Allows Homeowners to Buy Again Sooner

Due to financial hardships caused by the recession, many homeowners were forced to forfeit their houses in a foreclosure or sell them as a short sale. Typically, an ex homeowner who lost their home in one of these situations would have to stand aside and wait a minimum of 36 months before attempting to purchase […]

FHA Has Agreed To End Its Controversial Full-Month Interest Policy

Are you responsible for paying interest on your mortgage even after you have paid it off in full? When your principle balance reaches zero, does your interest clock stop running? The answer to these questions has been a shock to many home sellers and refinancers. If your home was financed with a loan insured by […]

Are FHA Spot Loans Coming Back?

History of spot loans The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) originated spot loans in 1996. The goal of spot loans was to allow single loans on smaller projects that chose not to get approved with the Federal Housing Administration or did not make changes to their legal documents in order to conform to FHA project approval […]

FHA Changes for 2014

BUYERS To qualify for a home purchase under current mortgage limits, buyers need to get a FHA Case Number Generation before Jan 1st. This requires a fully executed contract, property specific; re-fi will need full applications. SELLERS In order to sell your home within current mortgage limits, you must list your home to get in […]

FHA Streamline Refinance Charges

Here is an important reminder regarding FHA Streamlines that take effect on June 11,2012, Reducing the MIP (Mortgage Insurance Premium) for those FHA loans being Streamlined with Endorsement dates of May 31, 2009 or earlier. Please refer to HUD Mortgage Letter 12-4 for further information or contact me and I can forward it to you. […]