interest rate: 5% Down Fannie Home Path No PMI or Appraisal - 11/20/13 11:14 PM
5% Down Homepath Loans NO PMI - No Appraisal - Florida 
=There is little secret there are inventory issues in many markets across the country.  If you're shopping for a new home, a real estate owned (REO) or foreclosed property Homepath financing could provide opportunities for homeownership while helping to support communities impacted by recent foreclosures.
As an approved lender for Fannie Mae's HomePath Mortgage Program Bay to Bay Lending has financing for REO Properties available through the HomePath program all across Florida.
Features
* No appraisal is required. 
* Up to 95% financing for eligible property types.
* No mortgage insurance required.
* Allowed for … (0 comments)

interest rate: Say Goodbye to the 3% Down Fannie Mae Products - HomePath Included - 11/13/13 02:00 AM
When Fannie Mae updates its Seller's Guide Friday it is reducing its maximum loan to value on all of its products including the popular HomePath loan.
If you have clients looking at  any of the Fannie Mae 3% down options they must apply, register, and lock their loans prior to Friday.
Fannie is reducing the maximum loan to value to 95% - and any Mortgage Insurance Premiums are included in that 95%.   
There are no changes to FHA (3.5% Down), USDA and VA (Zero Down).
 
Tony Marra is a Senior Mortgage Banker with Bay to Bay Lending and can … (0 comments)

interest rate: Buyer Has a Short Sale - How Long Until They Qualify?? - 11/04/13 01:31 AM
A very high percentage of Florida homeowners short sold a home in the past 5 years.
A common question I often get is ....how far removed from a short sale does someone have to be in order to quaify for home financing???
Here are some guidelines that can hopfully help buyer's agents qualify their buyers.
Conventional - 2 Years if you are putting 20% down - 4 Years between 80% and 90% Loan to Value, and 7 Years above 90% loan to value - or less than 10% dowm
FHA - 3 Years removed
USDA - 3 years removed
VA - 2 Years … (0 comments)

interest rate: Going FHA 203(K) - Make Sure Your Lender Can Do the Job - 11/02/13 05:00 AM
If you are like some of my prefered agents, you have a stack of pre-qualification letters for clients that you simply cannot find a home for.  If your market is like the Central Florida Market, move in ready homes in the sweet spot middle class price range often wind up in bidding wars, on the market for only hours, not days, and not much else other than homes in need of work.   
Hopefully this blog helps you understand the FHA 203(K) Streamline Rehab Loan.   The first thing you need to ask yourself as a realtor - prior to going out and showing … (3 comments)

interest rate: So Your Clients Have Debt Ratio Issues - New Conventional Program Can Help - Florida - 11/02/13 04:13 AM
Do you have a client that has been turned down due to debt ratio's?
This can often be the case with self employed borrowers who have tons of deductions.  Some of these buyers have substantial liquid assets in the form if IRA's, Stocks, CD's, and Bonds.  Our New Portfolio product allows the use of these assets to increase income.   Here is how it works:
 
Income is calculated as follows:
60% of liquid assets / half of new loan term = monthly income to qualify.
Borrower has $250,000 in combined liquid assets and wants a 15 year mortgage
Calculation:
60% X $250,000/90 = … (2 comments)

interest rate: VA NO MONEY DOWN HOME LOAN - NO PMI FLORIDA - 11/02/13 04:02 AM
VA loans are often made without any downpayment at all. Aside from the veteran's certificate of eligibility and the fact that the appraiser is assigned by VA, the application process is not much different than any other type of mortgage 
Bay to Bay Lending is approved for automatic processing and a buyer's loan can be processed and closed by the lender without waiting for VA's mortgage approval of the credit application or for VA to review the appraisal. Bay to Bay Lending is able to use VA recognized automated underwriting systems, such as Loan Prospector and Desktop Underwriter, to facilitate the underwriting process.
FIVE EASY STEPS … (1 comments)

interest rate: USDA is Funded, and Up & Running - No Money Down - Low MI - 11/02/13 03:56 AM
Owning a home is simple with the USDA Loan Program. If you think it is out-of-reach for you and your family, you might be thinking wrong!  Tony Marra, an Mortgage Banker for Bay to Bay Lending in Tampa, Florida explains the USDA program in this article.   The guarantee provided by the USDA helps low and moderate income families with little money for a down payment achieves home ownership.
To be eligible, applicants must: 
1. Have dependable income that is adequate for the repayment of the loan. This income should be verifiable and continuing for at least 24 months.
2. Be a U.S. citizen, currently reside in … (0 comments)

interest rate: Does Your Client Really Need an FHA Loan??? - 11/02/13 03:50 AM
The demands on FHA spanning the past 5 years put into question the agency's sustainability of its loan program that insures mortgages.  To better its financial position the FHA increased its monthly mortgage insurance premium and then, as of this month, new FHA mortgagees will carry the monthly mortgage insurance premium for life.  Prior to this month FHA mortgagees could cancel their monthly MI once they had paid down below 78% of the original balance.  And it is costly to say the least.
On a $250,000 FHA loan, a borrower will pay $281.50 monthly, $3378 per year, or roughly $17,000 over 5 years.  Needless to say, FHA … (0 comments)

interest rate: Inventory Issues - Open Up Your Options - 10/28/13 02:03 AM
If you are like some of my prefered agents, you have a stack of pre-qualification letters for clients that you simply cannot find a home for.  If your market is like the Central Florida Market, move in ready homes in the sweet spot middle class price range often wind up in bidding wars, on the market for only hours, not days, and not much else other than homes in need of work.   
Hopefully this blog helps you understand the FHA 203(K) Streamline Rehab Loan.   The first thing you need to ask yourself as a realtor - prior to going out and showing … (0 comments)

interest rate: 100% NO DOWN PAYMENT VA HOME LOANS - 10/28/13 01:58 AM
VA loans are often made without any downpayment at all. Aside from the veteran's certificate of eligibility and the fact that the appraiser is assigned by VA, the application process is not much different than any other type of mortgage 
Bay to Bay Lending is approved for automatic processing and a buyer's loan can be processed and closed by the lender without waiting for VA's mortgage approval of the credit application or for VA to review the appraisal. Bay to Bay Lending is able to use VA recognized automated underwriting systems, such as Loan Prospector and Desktop Underwriter, to facilitate the underwriting process.
FIVE EASY STEPS … (0 comments)

interest rate: FHA 203(K) Streamline - Don't be Afraid - 10/17/13 02:08 AM
If you are like some of my prefered agents, you have a stack of pre-qualification letters for clients that you simply cannot find a home for.  If your market is like the Central Florida Market, move in ready homes in the sweet spot middle class price range often wind up in bidding wars, on the market for only hours, not days, and not much else other than homes in need of work.   
Hopefully this blog helps you understand the FHA 203(K) Streamline Rehab Loan.   The first thing you need to ask yourself as a realtor - prior to going … (0 comments)

interest rate: VA HOME LOANS 100% NO MONEY DOWN - 10/04/13 01:17 AM
VA Home Loans 

Down to a 580 credit score.
 
VA LOAN BENEFITS
Lower Payments  - Competitive rates and no private mortgage insurance requirement mean low monthly payments Zero Down  - VA home loans don't require any money down at closing - a benefit that almost no other loan can offer. Easier to Qualify - VA home loans are designed to have easier approval for the unique situations military families face Great for 1st Time Homebuyers - VA home loans are a great option for first-time homebuyers Millions Qualify for VA Loans  - In general, a service member is eligible … (0 comments)

interest rate: Government Shutdown and Mortgage Processing - 10/03/13 12:35 AM
Below is some information on how the government shutdown is impacting what we do.  Most importantly is the fact that on all conventional, VA, FHA, and USDA – guidelines require lenders to pull IRS tax transcripts to ensure what an applicant is reporting for income matches that of what they report to the IRS.  The IRS is currently not processing these requests.  If you have deals in process either as the listing or buyers agent, check with your lenders to ensure these were done prior to the shutdown.  If they were not please be aware they will not be processed until … (2 comments)

interest rate: FHA Lower Credit Scores Down to 580 - 10/03/13 12:21 AM
 
Below are some highlights of FHA Financing - both Purchase and Refinancing- available through Bay to Bay Lending
*580 to 639 Mid Score Capped at 31/43% debt to income ratios*640+ Mid Score on FHA with 41/57% debt to income ratios *Seller can pay up to 6% of the purchase price in Closing Costs*Close in less than 3 weeks*Refinance with Cash Out Refinance Up to 85% *Rate & Term Refinances up to 97.75% LTV on FHA*FHA Streamline Refinace up to 97.75% LTV with No Appraisal Required Please visit my personal web site website for more information at www.TampaMortgageHome.com contact me @ 813-842-7999 for more information or to assist you in getting … (0 comments)

 
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