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Thursday, July 2, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Five reasons FHA buyers are having a tough time in today's real estate market.

It's a seller's market today in Hudson Valley real estate. This season, an unexpected crop of buyers are rushing north to find permanent residences, or vacation homes outside New York City. So there are relatively few homes for sale, and droves of buyers getting into bidding wars over properties that until now have lingered for months or years unnoticed on the market. When buyers with FHA loan pre-qualification make an offer, as we say in the UK, "they haven't an earthly" chance.
Why do FHA loans get the bum's rush when going up against bidders bringing their higher and best offers? Below are five circumstances we see every day where sellers would be wise to favor an offer with conventional or cash financing over FHA at a higher price.
A low appraisal
Lender's use independent appraisers to determine the value of every property they finance. If a home appraises for less than the buyer and seller agree upon, and the offer is backed by FHA with a minimum down payment, the buyer is as ...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Forbearances creating havoc among some home buyers.

From Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
05-05-2020
The Coronavirus outbreak has left many Americans dealing with reduced income or unemployment. In response, the federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), which in part directs lenders to provide mortgage relief options to affected homeowners. But some lenders are mishandling the program and innocent borrowers are suffering the consequences.
The CARES Act requires lenders to offer borrowers up to 180 days’ forbearance, with the option for borrowers to request an additional 180 days’ forbearance or to stop the forbearance at any time. You can be directly or indirectly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to qualify for forbearance, and you do not have to be delinquent on your mortgage. You can apply before you’ve missed a payment.
Under the terms of the CARES Act, lenders won’t report forbearance to the credit bureaus. ...

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Monday, February 24, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

5 tips for buying a house on bad credit.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems
If your financial situation is less than perfect, buying a house may be a bit more challenging than it would be for others. But it is possible. Here are five things a prospective home buyer can do toward getting a home, even with fair or bad credit .
1. Improve your credit.
It sounds obvious, but it can be done. Lenders judge a borrower's likelihood to pay back a loan based on their credit score. A credit score range between 669-580 ranks your credit as “fair,” and is considered a higher risk for a mortgage lender. Lenders view a score of 579 or less to be “bad credit.” A low credit score means you’re a higher risk for a lender.
It is possible to improve your credit score if it's below 580, and it may take some time. You can:
Improve your payment history.
Having a history of regular on-time payments are a critical part of good credit. Having a plan to regularly make payments w ...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

How Low Can It Go? Is now a smart time to re-finance your mortgage?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems

Interest rates are at a near record low. A lot of home owners, 63% to be accurate, are considering re-financing to lower their rates. Look at the numbers to determine if this a good time for you to do a re-fi.

According to Freddie Mac, the Mortgage Bankers Association has the current average 30 year fixed rate at 3.65%, a full point below January last year. But before you go scampering down to find a friendly lender to fork over some cash, look at the costs you'll be paying and decide if it makes sense.

How much does it cost to re-finance your home loan?
The cost to refinance is between 2-5% of loan amount. That means, if you're currently borrowing $200,000, it will cost $4,000 to $10,000 to get the mortgage refinanced. You should figure out how much the new rate will save you and how long before you've break even with the added cost of the re-fi and decide if it is reasonable to make that change. (There ...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

The threat of foreclosure needn't ruin your happiness.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems

Even though unemployment is down for now, loss of income is still affecting millions of American families. But foreclosure doesn't mean a home owner's situation is hopeless. Finding a foreclosure attorney and going through the steps of foreclosure together can ease the strain in this troubling time. Critical to fighting a foreclosure is to get started as soon as possible, to set the process in motion. Knowing the steps in the foreclosure process will help borrowers understand how it works, and how they can protect their right and options.

Step One: The owner stops making payments.
After three or four (or more depending on the lender), the lender will begin mortgage foreclosure procedures. Although foreclosure procedures differ from state to state, those in New York are substantially the same as elsewhere.

Step Two:
The Bank Issues an Acceleration Letter
The lender will sell the borrower notice called ...

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