When there is a Junior Lien (secondary mortgage) that is delinquent more than 120 -180 days a creditor may choose to charge-off the debt owed. A charge-off is the declaration by a creditor that an…Continue
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What is Mortgage Insurance?
Mortgage insurance (MI) is a financial guaranty for the lender that will assist to reduce or eliminate a loss in the case the borrower defaults on their mortgage. MI is almost universally required on loans where there is less than 20% equity. This means that if you are purchasing a home with less than twenty percent down or refinancing to more than 80% of your homes’ value, you are required to pay mortgage insurance.…Continue
As of November 1, 2012 the Federal Housing Finance Authority initiated new Standard Short Sale Guidelines that apply to all Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages. This guidelines are to help streamline short sales with all Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans. You can find a summary of the guidelines here or the guidelines in detail below.…Continue
The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act is a government bill that offers relief to most homeowners who would normally owe taxes on the forgiven debt after performing a short sale. The purpose of this act is to help homeowners avoid additional financial hardship by performing a short sale. This Act became a law in 2007. Prior to this act the borrower would have to pay taxes on their forgiven debt. With this act in place, a borrower does not have to pay income tax on forgiven debt in MOST…Continue
We've been hearing it a long time, but today a Chase representative actually initiated one of our files into equator today. Chase files will be initiated into equator similar to how GMAC does it. One cannot initiate it into equator themselves and will need the assistance of the short sale department. Let's hope their equator system moves smoothly!