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Be Careful Not to Get Caught in The Rental Trap!

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.

Don’t Become Trapped

A recent article by ConsumerAffairs addressed the continuous rise in rents, stating:

“The cost of putting a roof over your head continues to go up. Not only are home prices still rising, but the cost of rent rose 0.5% in June.”

Additionally, in the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University’s 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing Report, it was revealed that,

“Despite a slight improvement from 2014, fully one-third of US households paid more than 30 percent of their incomes for housing in 2015. Renters continue to be more likely to face cost burdens…the number of cost-burdened renters (21 million) considerably outstrips the number of cost-burdened owners (18 million) even though nearly two-thirds of US households own their homes.”

These households struggle to save for a rainy day and pay other bills, including groceries and healthcare.

It’s Cheaper to Buy Than Rent

As we have previously mentioned, the results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia shows that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.

The updated numbers show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose (CA), all the way up to 50.1% less expensive in Baton Rouge (LA), and 33.1% nationwide!

Know Your Options

Perhaps you have already saved enough to buy your first home. A nationwide survey of about 24,000 renters found that 80% of millennial renters plan to eventually buy a house, but 72% cite affordability as their primary obstacle. Aside from affordability, one in three millennial renters have concerns about their credit scores, and another 53% said that a down payment is an obstacle.

Many first-time homebuyers who believe that they need a large down payment may be holding themselves back from their dream homes. As we have reported before, in many areas of the country, a first-time home buyer can save for a 3% down payment in less than two years. You may have already saved enough!

Bottom Line

Don’t get caught in the trap that so many renters are currently in. If you are ready and willing to buy a home, find out if you are able. Have a professional help you determine if you are eligible for a mortgage.
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More Boomerang Buyers Are about to Enter the Market

We previously informed you about a study conducted by TransUnion titled, “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners who were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market between 2016-2019.

RecentlyHousingWire analyzed data from the US Bankruptcy Courts and revealed that 6 million Americans will have their bankruptcies disappear off their credit reports over the next five years and that this could “ possibly send a flood of more homebuyers into the housing market.

The chart below shows the total number of bankruptcies filed by year in the US over the last 10 years. The light blue bars represent over 3.3 million people who have already waited the 7 years necessary for their reports to no longer include their bankruptcies.

How would this “ send a flood of more homebuyers into the housing market”?

As the article mentioned, in 2010 the number of chapter 7 bankruptcies increased to nearly 1.14 million. Now, 7 years later, they will begin to fade from credit histories, enabling prospective buyers to become homeowners again once their credit scores improve.

As we can see from both reports, the homeownership rate has the opportunity to increase drastically over the next few years with all of these boomerang buyers returning to the market.

Bottom Line

If your family was negatively impacted by the housing bust, here is the light at the end of the tunnel! You may be able to purchase your dream home faster than you think!
YOU CAN BUY A HOME, CALL US AND TAKE THE RIGHT STEPS.

Even if another Bank or Lender has said “NO,” we will work with you until we can say “YES.” If you have already started in our Qualification Coaching Program, call us, so we can check your progress!


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Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score

Knowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the home buying process.

Make sure all the information listed on your report is accurate and work to correct any mistakes. The higher your credit score, the more likely you will be to receive a better interest rate for your mortgage, which will translate into more ‘home for your money.’

Many potential buyers believe that they need a 750 FICO® Score or higher to be able to purchase a home. The truth is that according to Ellie Mae’s Origination Report, over 53% of loans were approved with a FICO® score under 750 last month!

Here are some tips for improving your credit score:

  • Make payments, including rent, credit cards, and car loans, on time.
  • Keep your spending to no more than 30% of your limit on credit cards.
  • Pay down high-balance credit cards to lower balances, and consider balance transfers to free up credit.
  • Check for errors on your credit report and work toward fixing them.
  • Shop for mortgage rates within a 30-day period — too many spread-out inquiries can lower your score.
  • Work with a credit counselor or a lender to improve your score.

Once you know your score, your next step will be finding a lender and getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Doing this will ensure that you know your budget before you start looking for your dream home.

YOU CAN BUY A HOME, CALL US AND TAKE THE RIGHT STEPS.

Even if another Bank or Lender has said “NO,” we will work with you until we can say “YES.” If you have already started in our Qualification Coaching Program, call us, so we can check your progress!


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New Cash-Out Refinance Loan for 580+ Credit Scores – Has the Bank Declined Your Equity Refi?

Rising Property Values are helping most everyone.

But, some homeowners have been caught in a Catch-22.  Low Credit Scores can be caused by having a lot of maxed out high interest rate revolving credit card accounts.

Most lenders require 680+ Credit Scores to Approve Cash-Out/Home Equity Loans.   But, Our Portfolio Cash-Out will allow for 580+ Credit Scores.

Here is a real life example:

Our client has almost $40,000 in revolving and installment debt that is depressing their credit score.  The combined monthly payment for all these accounts is over $1650 per month.

We can Approve their 80% LTV Cash Out loan and give them $50,000 to pay off all this debt as have some money in savings for emergencies.

Their mortgage payment only increases around $350 per month.

That is an immediate saving of $1,300 per month and will make a tremendous difference for their family.

If you are in a similar situation, or know someone who is, Please contact us for some debt relief!

 

 

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New Fannie Mae “No Credit Score Loan” Program @ 90% LTV

Fannie Mae has made enhancements that now allow the assessment of Mortgages when no Borrower has a credit score and when not all Borrowers have a usable credit score.

 Purchase or no cash-out refinance
 1 unit property
 All Borrowers must occupy the property as their Primary Residence
 LTV, CLTV, HCLTV not to exceed 90%
 The loan must be a Fixed-rate mortgage
 High Balance Loans and Manufactured Homes not eligible
 The debt-to-income ratio must be less than 40%
 Reserves determined by DU
 Approve/Eligible Finding required

 Each Borrower must have at least 2 payment references in the US comprised of Nontraditional credit references and/or tradelines not appearing on the credit report. If 2 or more Borrowers have the same nontraditional credit reference, then the credit reference may count for each of those Borrowers.

 Each nontraditional credit reference must have at least a 12 month consecutive payment history.

 At least one Borrower must have a housing payment history as one of the credit references and have no 30-day or greater delinquency in the most recent consecutive 12 months.

 For all other nontraditional credit references excluding housing payment reference, only one credit reference may have 1 30-day delinquency in the most recent 12 months and no 60-day or greater delinquencies in the most recent 12 months.

 No collections (other than medical collections) or judgements filed in the most recent 24 months is allowed.

 Judgements, liens, collections, and charge-offs of non-mortgage accounts must be satisfied.

 Any derogatory credit references that appear on the credit report must be considered in the final underwriting decision. Nontraditional credit references cannot be used to offset a previous derogatory credit history. A Borrower with derogatory credit references such as bankruptcy or foreclosure must have re-established credit in accordance with B3-5.3-07.

 One borrower must participate in a homeownership education program before the Note Date when the credit for all Borrowers is established using only nontraditional credit references.

 

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Your Credit Score Is About to Get Better

 – Nerdwallet – February 15, 2017 – Original Article

The three major credit bureaus, and one forward-thinking debt collector, are making changes that could allow millions of people to get loans they’ve unfairly been denied.

Equifax, Experian and TransUnion plan to remove civil lawsuit judgments — where a creditor has sued and won in court — and many tax liens from people’s credit reports starting July 1. Striking those public records could improve the scores of as many as 14 million people, some by enough to qualify for mortgages and other loans that are currently beyond their grasp.

Meanwhile, leading debt collection company Encore Capital Group has shortened the time it reports paid collections from seven years to two. The company, which owns Midland Credit Management, Midland Funding, Asset Acceptance and Atlantic Credit & Finance, also promises not to report new collection accounts to the bureaus if debtors start making payments within 90 days after Encore notifies them of the debt.

The moves are long overdue, because the system for reporting serious black marks has been broken for years.

Why debt reporting is broken

Credit-scoring companies have long known that people who settle their old debts are a much better risk than those who don’t — but credit scores typically don’t reflect that fact.

The latest versions of FICO and VantageScore ignore paid collection accounts, and FICO’s newest score treats unpaid medical debts less harshly than other overdue bills. But most lenders still use older versions of credit scores that count collections against consumers, which can prevent people from getting loans and credit cards, or cause them to pay higher interest rates. The problem is particularly acute in mortgage lending, where mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac require lenders to use FICO scores that are several generations out of date.

Stripping collections from reports ensures they can’t be factored into credit scores, which are based entirely on credit bureau data.

The bureaus have already agreed to kick other types of collections to the curb. As part of a massive settlement with 31 state attorneys general two years ago, the bureaus promised to stop reporting collections resulting from traffic tickets, library fines and other mishaps that didn’t stem from a credit account or consumer agreement to pay. The bureaus also vowed to remove paid medical bills, and medical debts now have a 180-day “waiting period” to allow insurance payments to be applied.

Public records such as judgments and tax liens are another source of problematic data, since many aren’t properly verified or updated, and correcting errors can be tough. Civil court judgments are particularly fraught, since many people don’t know they’re being sued. Creditors are typically granted default judgments, which means they win  — even when they sue over debts that are technically too old or that aren’t even owed — because the debtor didn’t show up.

The number of lawsuits has soared as debt buyers snap up delinquent bills for pennies on the dollar and then turn to the courts for judgments. The costs of filing are so cheap that in some states creditors sue over bills as small as $60, according to a ProPublica investigation.

Small improvements for many

To be reported after July 1, a public record must have minimum identifying information, including name, address and Social Security number or date of birth, and the data must be updated every 90 days. Experian estimated that 96% of civil judgments and about half of all tax liens wouldn’t meet the new enhanced public record criteria.

Credit scoring firm FICO recently analyzed what would happen if the bureaus dropped all judgments and any tax lien that couldn’t be verified, using 30 million consumer records purged of that data that were provided by the bureaus. The credit scoring company found 6% to 7% of roughly 200 million consumers with FICO scores had such records, and that scores rose a median 10 points, says Ethan Dornhelm, vice president for scores and analytics.

Most people who have judgments and liens have other credit problems, which limits how much their scores can rise. That’s also the reason the change would have “no material effect” on FICO scores’ ability to predict risk, Dornhelm said. But the changes could be enough to allow people who just miss lenders’ credit score cutoffs to qualify for loans. To get a conventional mortgage, for example, borrowers typically need a minimum 620 credit score, while getting most FHA loans require a 580 score.

Clearing the garbage data from credit reports would affect more than credit scores, of course. Credit information is used by insurers to set premiums, landlords to grant apartments and employers to hire and promote. Making sure credit report data is accurate — and relevant — helps people save money and live better lives.

 

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What’s the fastest way to improve your credit score?

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Brenna Swanson – Housingwire.com – Original Article

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Spring home buying season is already well underway, so if you’re looking to improve your credit score, you’re already falling a step behind.

Time to play catch up. But how?

For home shoppers who need to improve their credit score ASAP to get a leg up againstcompetition or take better advantage of current-low rates, personal credit monitoring firm, Experian gave tips on what fast options are available in its recent Periscope. (Check here for the full video).

So what are 2 fast ways to improve credit score?

1. Make payments on time

This is very important: don’t be late on those payments. Show you are eager to reduce your debt and that you are actively engaged in trying to improve your credit score. For more advice on how to make this a reality. Check out the list we put further down on this very page.

2. Keep your credit utilization down

According to Rod Griffin, Experian’s director of public education, the ideal amount of credit utilization is less than 10%. Credit utilization is the percentage of a your available credit that you currently use. So, if you have a credit card with $10k limit, you should ideally hold an active balance at around $1k.

If you’re looking for more detailed answers, especially given that these are only your fastest two options, check out Experian’s “Ask Experian” website for more information.

For added help, here’s a quiz to find out how well you know your credit score.

Primer: How does credit reporting work?

In many ways, in this case, companies such as Experian keep track of how good you are at paying your bills.

FICO aggregates your credit behavior scores into ONE REPORT.

It is estimated that nearly 90% of lenders use the FICO report to some extent when it comes to improving credit.

Here’s advice from FICO on how to get your FICO score “repaired.” Note going to the actual site yields further advice:

1. Check your credit report 

“If you haven’t already, request a free copy of your credit report and check it for errors. Your credit report contains the data used to calculate your score and it may contain errors.”

2. Setup payment reminders 

“Also, consider enrolling in automatic payments through your credit card and loan providers to have payments automatically debited from your bank account,” FICO advises, but also warns, “this only makes the minimum payment on your credit cards and does not help instill a sense of money management.”

3. Reduce your debt now

“Come up with a payment plan that puts most of your available budget for debt payments towards the highest interest cards first, while maintaining minimum payments on your other accounts.”

 

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68% of Americans destroy credit before age 30 – But, Home Buying Hope is not Lost

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Have you made mistakes regarding your credit in the past? That could haunt you … for a long time.

A whopping 68 percent of Americans make at least one major financial mistake, or “credit fumble,” before turning 30, leading to a negative mark on their credit report, according to a Credit Karma survey.

These mistakes include overspending on credit cards, missing payments, defaulting on a loan or having an account sent into collections, the survey found.

The greater the offense, the longer it will reflect on your credit report, said Bethy Hardeman, chief consumer advocate at Credit Karma. In fact, it usually takes consumers seven to 10 years to erase negative marks from their credit, thanks to the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

“I think what a lot of people don’t realize … is how a missed payment can stay on your credit,” Hardeman said. “It can be one mistake that you don’t think is a big deal that can cost you thousands in the long run.”

Credit is an important factor in determining what kind of loans consumers receive, as well as whether they are approved for an apartment lease, Hardeman added.

The survey, released Thursday, found that 3 out of 4 respondents believed their credit-related mishaps have had a negative impact on their lives.

“These early mistakes can have a lingering impact on the quality of people’s lives, and we feel that with better, targeted education and learning tools for new-to-credit consumers, this cycle can be broken,” Kenneth Lin, Credit Karma’s founder and CEO, said in a statement.

There are many reasons why someone may end up with a negative mark on their credit history, but the biggest one is lack of education, Credit Karma found.

More than 50 percent of respondents said they had received their first credit card by age 21, but 72 percent said they had received no education about personal finances before going to college.

Hardeman said consumers should know “the long-term ramifications before you take out a credit card or take out a loan.”

Consumers also need to understand how their overall credit works, said Sean McQuay, credit cards expert at NerdWallet.

“Your credit shows how good you are at managing other people’s money, not your own,” he said.

One way consumers can regain proper footing on their credit is by applying for a secured credit card, McQuay said. “This gives you a chance to prove yourself … and over time, you can apply for more traditional credit cards.”

Secured credit cards work just like any other credit card. The only difference is the cardholder has to put up a certain amount of money as collateral, and his or her credit line will usually equal the collateral’s amount.

However, McQuay also said the consumer needs to be mindful of the risks involved with secure credit cards.

You need to have the cash on hand,” he said. “Even $100 can be a lot of money for someone to just give over.”

For the study, Credit Karma and research firm Qualtrics surveyed 1,051 American adults ages 31 to 44 from late November 2014 to early 2015.

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Millennials: Do You Know What FICO Score is Needed to Buy a Home?

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In a recent article by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, it was revealed that some Millennials are not looking to purchase a home simply because they don’t believe they can qualify for a mortgage. There is a significant population that does not think they will be approved for a mortgage and doesn’t even try. The article also quoted Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos :

“I do think that there’s a sense out there in the marketplace among borrowers that credit may not be available, especially for people with lower credit scores.”

So what credit score is necessary?

A recent survey reported that two-thirds of the respondents believe they need a very good credit score to buy a home, with 45 percent thinking a “good credit score” is over 780. In actually, the FICO score on closed loans (as reported by Ellie Mae) is much lower and has been dropping over the last several months.

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Millennials who are considering a home purchase should get advice from a local real estate or mortgage professional now. They may be surprised how much the requirements for a mortgage have eased.

 

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Be VERY careful when asked to Co-Sign

 

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Co-Signing Student Loans, Car Payments or Credit Cards for your children or family could be the worst decision of your life.

It seems fairly innocuous; a friend or family member wants you to co-sign on a loan because they don’t qualify. They assure that they’ll make the payments; they’re quite convincing and very appreciative. You don’t want to disappoint them and after all, it’s not like it’s going to cost you anything…is it?

Think of it this way. They couldn’t get a loan unless you co-sign for them. If they don’t make the payments, the lender is going to look to you to repay the loan plus late and collection fees. The lender may be able to sue you, file a lien on your home or garnish your wages.

And it’s not just money that you could be losing, it could be your credit too. Co-signing a loan is a contingent liability that could affect your debt-to-income ratio and limit your ability to borrow or the amount you can borrow.  Unless you can provide 12 months cancelled checks showing them, not you made the payments from a bank account that does not have your name on it, that payment is counted in your qualifying ratios.

Many creditors do not notify the co-signer the payments are running late until they are in default and it’s too late.  You credit score can drop 100 points or more.

Co-signing is an obligation to repay the debt if the other signer is unable. You could be out the money and unable to recoup the loss because you don’t have control of the asset. The impact on your credit could take years to recover.

Before you obligate yourself, consider all of the ramifications involved in co-signing a loan for someone.

Betty Beas – The Cost of Co-Signing – 10/5/2015 – Original Article  (JSH Edited / Added)

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