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RESPA and Builders With Affiliated Lender Relationship-New Changes- - 12/13/08 03:15 PM
Effective January 16, 2009, "ALL" Builders that have an Affiliated Lender Relationship (partial or full ownership interest) will no longer be allowed to exclusively entice / incent their buyers to use their affiliated lender relationship. Under the new HUD Final RESPA ruling on "Required Use Of Affiliates" the Definition of "Required Use" has been Amended. This ruling also requires the revision of the "Good Faith Estimate" form and revision of the HUD-1 Settlement Statement form to follow. OK, what does this really mean... Quite simply interpreted, the builders that have an in-house mortgage company or joint venture with a mortgage (7 comments)
Guia Para Comprar Un Foreclosure-RealEstateLatino.com - 12/11/08 08:17 AM
¿Que Es Un Foreclosure? Un foreclosure (ejecución hipotecaria) ocurre cuando un banco o institución financiera toma posesión de una propiedad por que el dueño no fue capaz de hacer los pagos a la hipoteca. El proceso de foreclosure no es uno que se hace en un plazo corto, por lo general pasa cuando el dueño de la casa ha dejado de pagar varios meses de hipoteca. Es en ese momento que el banco empieza el proceso judicial para tomar posesión de la vivienda por orden de un juez, en la mayoría de los casos. Una vez procesada la vivienda como foreclosure, (0 comments)
FIVE REASONS WHY REAL ESTATE LATINO IS RIGHT FOR BILINGUAL AGENTS? - 12/08/08 07:53 PM
We share your passion of helping our fellow Latinos! Our goal is to increase and promote Latino homeownership across the country. We do this by giving you the tools to succeed and by educating the Latino consumer. We offer resources to them like a bilingual real estate agent directory, the homebuyer guide, for sale by owner guide, and an interactive one on one forum answering people’s individual housing questions. The Real Estate Latino team believes we do make a difference. We're the best source for Latino lead generation services! RealEstateLatino.com is the best source for exclusive lead generation and (5 comments)
Homeowners Who Modified Loans in Trouble Again - 12/08/08 07:05 PM
I just got email from Hispanic Business Magazine that in found very interesting. I work with homeowners in default every day, the number one reason why this people are facing foreclosure is loss of employment and here might an answer. WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than half of all homeowners who had their loans modified to make the payments more affordable in the first half of the year are already in default again, banking regulators said Monday. The new data raise questions about whether government money may be better spent on creating jobs, rather than averting foreclosures, said John Reich, director of (3 comments)
The State of Housing Counseling - 12/03/08 02:11 PM
In 2007, approximately 1.7 million individuals and families throughout the country received housing education and counseling from HUD-approved nonprofit housing counseling agencies. Services available from these agencies cover a range of housing issues, such as providing help with purchasing a first home, home maintenance, refinancing to avoid foreclosure, assisting with fair housing complaints or financial management, and locating housing for people experiencing or about to experience homelessness. A recently completed study commissioned by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research, The State of the Housing Counseling Industry: 2008 Report, is now available. This study explores the types of education and (2 comments)
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