Fannie & Freddie make it difficult to qualify for ARM and Interest only loans

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are making the following changes to interest-only and 3/1 and 5/1 ARM Loan Programs. These changes go into effect immediately. Interest Only Product Changes Interest only transactions are no longer available for Cash-out refinances, Investment properties and 2 to 4 unit properties. Interest only loans are still eligible on following […]

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Resources for FHA Approval Process for San Jose Condominiums

FHA recently announced additional resources for condominium approval process for San Jose and rest of the country condos. All condominium inquiries, telephone and email, must be submitted to the FHA Resource Center at:(800) 225-5342 or by email at: info@fhaoutreach.com The FHA Resource Center will provide responses to general inquiries received from consumers and industry partners. […]

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FHA 203K Rehab loans for San Jose Homes

Have you found that almost perfect San Jose home in the right location that is selling at a reduced price because it needs a little rehab work? Unfortunately, most mortgage loan programs require homes “in need of work” to be complete before the financing can be secured for the purchase transaction. Whether the property needs […]

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What’s keeping San Jose Mortgage Rates REALLY low?

Last week mortgage rates for San Jose homes eased back to the lowest level of the year. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.84 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending May 20, 2010, down from last week when it averaged 4.93 percent. The 5-year […]

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San Jose Mortgage Rate and Market Commentary

San Jose Mortgage Rate (30 Year Fixed and 5 Year ARM) and Market Commentary for the week of May 3rd, 2010. The week that was: Freddie Mac in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey reported that 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.06 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending April 29, 2010, down slightly […]

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Who pays for what in a Santa Clara County Home Purchase

Whether you are buying or selling a home in Santa Clara County, you should be aware of what fees is paid by which party. Note that the fees I have listed below vary by county to county and is negotiable by contract. These are not an all inclusive list, but I have tried to include […]

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San Jose Mortgage Rate & Market Commentary

San Jose Mortgage Rate & Market commentary. Check out how the 30 year fixed mortgage rate and 5 year ARM rates did last week and how they are expected to fare this week. The week that was: Last week Freddie Mac in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey reported the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.07 percent […]

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Everything you wanted to know about FHA condominium approval

In this blog post I will try to answer all FAQs related to FHA condominium project approval. Beginning this year, FHA made some major changes to the Condominium process. I have done a lot of speaking on this topic and have written several blog posts. In this post, I am trying to get the most […]

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California approves tax break for people in Foreclosure, Short Sales

As reported by LA Times the measure, which is expected to be signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, would waive California state taxes on mortgage debt that has been forgiven in a foreclosure or short sale. So far, the amount waived has been considered taxable income under California law. The measure passed Thursday would eliminate that […]

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What happens to mortgage rates; now that FED stopped buying it?

Mortgage rates were hammered last week after Fed officially stopped buying mortgage backed securities. Fannie Mae 30 year (4.5%) mortgage bond opened the week at 100.44, was down 97 bps for the week as it closed at 99.47 (see chart below). The mortgage rates for most of the programs had jumped up by .25%. These […]

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