August 19, 2017

Four Tips On How To Avoid FHA Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Borrowers with FHA loans have the highest delinquency and default rates.  Many analysts blame extremely liberal FHA underwriting policies, very low down payment requirements and seller concessions.  Other factors that contribute to a default rate of almost 10% on FHA mortgages are slow income growth, high unemployment and declining home values. Regardless of the causes […]

States Move To Protect Seniors Considering A Reverse Mortgage With Face-To-Face Interviews

The nonstop ads on cable television make it sound like reverse mortgages are the magical solution to every financial problem faced by the elderly.  Reverse mortgages are, in fact, the most complex mortgage product out there.  Most seniors probably don’t fully comprehend what they are getting into with a reverse mortgage unless they possess a […]

How Much Money Can I Get From A Reverse Mortgage? A Step By Step Procedure

We have previously discussed the merits and potential drawbacks of the reverse mortgage program.  The reverse mortgage is officially known as the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM.  A reverse mortgage is obtained through the FHA and is a relatively small part of their lending business.  While the FHA will receive almost two million routine […]

List of FHA Foreclosed Homes For Sale Reveals Bargains For Homebuyers

The FHA is swamped with foreclosed homes that they are trying to sell nationwide.  Single family homes foreclosed on by the FHA are being sold through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Since holding an empty house is an expensive proposition for a lender, HUD is a motivated seller.  Accordingly, many single […]

Becoming A Homeowner Is A Difficult Goal For Many Americans

Most Americans have traditionally viewed home ownership as part of the American dream.  Owning a home was rightfully viewed as one of the bedrock principles for building long term wealth through equity appreciation.  For decade after decade home values increased and by 2007, the mantra of “home values never decline” became part of the national […]