HOME POINT Financial is excited to announce a brand new Stated Income Verified Asset program for 2015 with loan amounts up to $2 million for qualified borrowers for home purchase, refinance, and cash-out transactions. Below is a brief discussion of...
An Arm’s Length Transaction refers to a real estate purchase transaction in which both the buyer and seller are conducting business from an equal bargaining position, with neither party having any control or influence over the other.  In contrast,...
What is a Non-Qualified Mortgage (Non-QM) and how does it help Southern California homeowners? First, a brief history on what makes a mortgage loan product a "QM", or “Qualified Mortgage.” The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is an independent agency...
The great American Dream of homeownership is still alive and well in 2015, and it isn’t reserved exclusively for US Citizens! Here’s a brief summary of Home Point Financial's Foreign National & Nonpermanent Resident Alien Home Loan Program guidelines - updated...
Condominium loans are unlike loans for single family residences. The biggest difference is that not only are the qualifications (income calculations, credit history, and down-payment capabilities) of the borrower taken into consideration, but so are the qualifications of the...
The majority of mortgage banks require a minimum down payment of 20% for any loan that is determined a Jumbo Loan. In San Diego County a Jumbo loan is considered any loan amount that is over $546,250.00. There are...
HERO (Home Energy Retrofit Opportunity) is a program that is part of the statewide PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) effort. PACE was established in California in 2001 and was used as a blueprint for at least 30 other states....
Many people are waiting to purchase a home, but need to save for a down-payment in order to get the home they want. Unfortunately, property prices are going up, so as you save money, the amount you keeping increasing....
You’ve likely noticed the emergence of cable TV shows that feature buying “fixer uppers” over the past few years. There is also no shortage of real estate “gurus” that travel from city to city holding real estate investment seminars showing...
In the past, getting a home loan as a foreign national has been difficult. Lenders often have a complicated task when it comes to verifying information provided by non-citizens. For example, in the U.S., we don’t use the same...