Reduce Interest & Pay-Off Mortgage Faster – All In One Loan

Do you want to reduce interest cost, pay off your mortgage faster without making a significant difference to current spending or saving habits? If your answer is yes, then the revolutionary new loan, called "All in One" is your answer. The two biggest problems with conventional mortgages are: The majority of the payment in the initial years goes towards interest, substantially increasing the total cost of borrowing. A $500,000 mortgage at 3.5% will have an interest cost of $308,000 in 30 years. That cost goes up to ~$360,000 at 4%. Most 30-year loans take…continue reading →

HomeReady™ Program Will Offer 3% Down Payment On Conforming Loans

Fannie Mae Announces New Low Down Payment Mortgage Product Fannie Mae made big news this week when they announced a new mortgage product designed for low to middle income borrowers. The move officially retired the MyCommunity mortgage that had been a mainstay Fannie Mae product for years. Fannie Mae’s announcement of the HomeReady™ mortgage, an innovative lending option aimed at helping creditworthy borrowers with lower and moderate incomes, has been greeted by mortgage lenders with much anticipation and provides a viable - and possibly more affordable - alternative to low-down payment FHA financing.…continue reading →

4 Things That Will Make Home Financing More Difficult in 2014

If you thought lending environment in 2013 was tough, think again. 2014 promises to get worse. Whether you are buying a new home or refinancing your current one, getting a mortgage will be stricter and more expensive. Lets take a look at top 4 changes taking place in 2014 that promises to make life more difficult for you: Qualified Mortgage (QM) Rule - Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule, also called Ability To Repay rule is part of implementing the Dodd-Frank act. QM rule implemented by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is the first ever…continue reading →

Government Shutdown Will Delay Loan Closings

Its finally here, not that anyone was wishing for it. A flurry of moves by the House, Senate and White House late Monday night failed to break a budget standoff over President Obama's health care law, setting in motion the first government shutdown in nearly two decades. The shutdown means that 800,000 federal workers will be furloughed and more than a million others will be asked to work without pay. It will also have direct impact on the time it takes to close a mortgage loan. As you may be aware all loans…continue reading →

Buy A Home One Year After Foreclosure, Bankruptcy or Short Sale

If you had a Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, Short Sale or a Deed in-lieu - you may now be able to qualify for a mortgage to buy a home one year after that incident. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced "Back to Work" loan program that would help some borrowers in California and rest of the country to buy a home quicker than earlier imposed waiting restrictions. Apply now for this loan program How Can I Qualify for "Back to Work" Program? You may be eligible for an FHA insured mortgage if You can document…continue reading →

Arcus Lending and Shashank Shekhar get featured on Yahoo! News

Arcus Lending and Shashank Shekhar were both featured on Yahoo! News on Friday June 3, 2011 on an article about low Mortgage Rates in California. The article mentioned that Arcus Lending consistently quotes its clients Mortgage Rates lower than Freddie Mac reported rates. It also refers to a post written by Shashank which explains the reason behind falling mortgage rates. The same article was also carried by SF Gate.com an online version of San Francisco Chronicle. Here is the full post from Yahoo! News.continue reading →

$10,000 California State HomeBuyer Credit

A recently passed law established a personal income tax credit for purchasers of a qualifying principal residence. The tax credit is capped at the lesser of $10,000 or 5 percent of the purchase price for the purchase of a principal residence that has never been occupied made between March 1, 2009 and March 1, 2010. The credit will be provided in equal amounts ($3,333 for the $10,000 credit) over the three successive taxable years beginning with the year in which the purchase is made. Qualifying residences must never have been occupied and must be eligible after purchase, for the Homeowner's Property Tax Exemption. The taxpayer must live in the home as their principal residence for at least two years or be subject to payback for any tax credits received. (more…)