August 17, 2017

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Articles in Category: Home Equity Conversion Mortgage

Who Owns My Mortgage?

There are many reasons why you might need to take steps to learn who owns your mortgage loan. When you apply for a home loan at the lender of your choice, that financial institution “owns” your loan. But things can change-a financial institution could be purchased by a larger company, the loan itself may be sold off to another financial institution, etc. When you need to apply for FHA refinancing, an FHA reverse mortgage, or other type of loan that requires your existing mortgage data, you may need to look up who currently owns your mortgage loan. This is especially true for those looking for loan modification help through a government program such as the Obama mortgage, Making Home Affordable, or other programs. Some foreclosure avoidance programs are only for | more...

 

Prison Time For Reverse Mortgage Scammers

From time to time, we report news of housing scams that can affect FHA borrowers. It’s a way of raising the awareness that such scams exist, a reminder of the necessity of being careful in the loan process. The latest news from the FHA and HUD includes a report of three loan officers and a title agent who have been barred from doing business with the FHA/HUD following their convictions on fraud charges. The action was announced in a press release at HUD.gov, HUDNo.12-069: “The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the indefinite debarment of three South Florida mortgage loan officers and a Pittsburgh title agent following their criminal convictions on charges they defrauded elderly borrowers, mortgage lenders and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Marcos Echevarria, | more...

 

FHA Requirements for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages

Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, or HECM for short, are designed to help qualified borrowers take out an FHA guaranteed loan against the equity built up in their property. They are intended for a specific segment of homeowner; FHA requirements for HECM loans include an age-specific restriction, plus qualifying ownership status, and restrictions on the type of property that can be used for a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage.