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USDA Loans Include HUD and MOD

January 31st, 2013 Comments off

TotalMortgage informs MHProNews if you live in a rural area and meet the income qualifications you may be eligible for a USDA Home Loan, with no down payment, 100% financing including closing costs, government guaranteed and competitive rates. Part of the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Rural Development Single Family Housing Loan Guarantee Program, income eligibility is capped at 115% of the area’s median income. All loans are 30-year fixed, and types of construction included modular homes and new manufactured homes. The article notes this program hit bottom two years ago when an audit uncovered over $4 billion in ineligible housing loans, but that situation has been cleaned up. In addition, approval may be granted in as little as 15-30 days.

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CFPB Amends LO Compensation Proposal

August 27th, 2012 Comments off

As follow-up to a story we published Aug. 17, 2012 about loan originator compensation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued a new proposal which gives management more control of pricing, and prohibits loan originators from leading borrowers into higher cost or higher risk loans as a means to increase their compensation. The CFPB wants lenders to offer a “zero-zero option” which allows potential borrowers to see the full interest rate and total closing costs of a mortgage so they can more easily compare it to other options. As nationalmortgagenews noted, CFPB Director Richard Cordray said, “Consumers have a hard time comparing loans when they are dealing with a bewildering array of points and fees. We want to provide consumers with clearer options and enable them to choose the loan that they believe is right for them.” In addition, under the revised proposal, senior managers would not be considered loan originators if they originated five or fewer loans in the last 12 months. The public comment period is open until Oct. 16. MHProNews has learned the CFPB intends to finalize the proposal after the first of the year.

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