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February 16, 2018

Use a Mortgage Loan Calculator When Comparing a Modification Loan Or Refinance Loan Mortgage Rate

Here are 3 common scenarios where using a mortgage calculator can help you decide what to do …

1.  Should I Refinance?

First, determine your main goal.  For example:  Are you more concerned with short term savings – (reducing your monthly payment now), or, do you want to save more money in the long run? .

For example. If you had a 30 year loan at 5% interest, and you’d been making monthly payments on it for the last 5 years (60 months), you’d reduce your monthly payment if you refinanced for a new 30 year period, say at 4.5%.

But you could still end up paying more over the long run.  The problem is you have no way of knowing that until all the related expenses are factored in.  And this is where a mortgage loan calculator can help you.  The calculator has places for you to input the various closing costs, fees, taxes, etc. And only after considering all the related expenses will you know whether or not you’re coming out ahead.

2.  How Much Income Will I Need to Qualify?

Nothing feels worse than finding the home of  your dreams and then being turned down when you try to arrange financing.  Once again, this is a case where using a mortgage calculator can really help.  Wouldn’t you rather know if you can qualify for the loan before you apply?

Here’s what you’ll need to know …

First:  the cost of the home;  the expected interest rate;  the term of the mortgage (i.e., how many years?);  and your down payment.  This will show you the total monthly payment on the principal and interest.  But you’re not finished yet!

Next, add in the annual property taxes and annual insurance costs.  Using all the above criteria the calculator will tell you what your gross monthly income needs to be in order to qualify for a loan on your dream home.

3.  Should I Rent or Buy?

Remember the days when we were told that buying a home is ALWAYS a good investment?  Emotionally that’s probably true.  But it’s not always the case mathematically.  Sometimes you’re better off renting, especially in uncertain times.

Here’s how to know …

First, understand you’re going to be using your “best guess” estimates.  But with a little research you should be able to come pretty close (most of the research simply involves presenting a couple of questions to a knowledgeable realtor or property manager).  Here are the questions on the home ownership side of the equation:

What annual maintenance costs are typical for a home like this?  What’s the annual appreciation %  I could expect on this property?  What % selling costs should I expect?  What are the annual taxes and insurance?  What is the PMI (private mortgage insurance).

Your rental questions are much simpler.  First, – how many years do you plan on being in the home before selling?  Second, how much is the monthly rental payment?  And third, what is the annual rate increase % expected to rent this home?  Now you’re ready.

Using all the factors above a mortgage calculator will tell you — 1.  The total of the payments you’d make buying vs renting, 2.  the total you’d save on rent, and,  3. the total home purchase benefits.  This will help you make an objective decision based solely upon the financial implications.

Other Uses

Other ways you can use a mortgage calculator include finding answers to the following:  What would the monthly payment be?  What is the mortgage principal?  What if I pay extra each month?  Should I pay points to lower my interest rate?  Which loan is better between two or more offers?  What difference would a bi-weekly mortgage vs. a standard mortgage make?

As you may imagine we haven’t even “scratched the surface” of the many benefits of using a mortgage calculator.  They can pay off handsomely.

Virgil Stanphill has been involved in different forms of Business or Ministry for most of the last 25+ years. He currently divides his time between both, helping people overcome challenges they face in the workplace and in day-to-day life – currently, working to help people stay in their homes during these tough economic times.

His business background includes marketing, direct sales, and freelance copywriting, requiring broad research and application in various fields.

His ministry includes writing, teaching, and public speaking.

November 2, 2017

Debt Ratio Qualification

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Confused May if you qualify for a loan from Wells Fargo amendment to reduce your mortgage payments? Housing in financial difficulties in May apply for a loan to reduce your monthly payments for loans that will allow them to remain in their home. However, each applicant must complete a loan modification package to be reviewed for eligibility by the lender. One of the largest debt ratio is called a percentage that is acceptable to Wells Fargo in calculating your mortgage payment changed. Know what it is and how to calculate your debt ratio to make sure you have a chance to approve the change of the loan.

A change in loan Wells Fargo can use a number of options for a new mortgage payment that is accessible and meets the banks for approval. This new revision of the fee is equal to 38% of gross monthly income for housing. This payment can be made smaller by one or more of the following options:

1. Long-term loan up to 40 years
2. Reduce the interest rate
3. Indulgence that most of the loan is deferred without interest
4. In rare cases, the principal forgiveness

Helping borrowers apply for a modification of Wells Fargo loan, the lender has increased its home full-time retention of 125% to nearly 6000 employees. The bank plans to continue adding staff as requested. These employees are trained to work with borrowers in financial difficulty in finding a solution that best suits their situation.

Borrowers are encouraged to take time to learn about how to meet the requirements of a loan from Wells Fargo for modification before contacting the bank. Owners can benefit from pre-study for themselves to calculate your debt ratio, how to reach a goal to modify mortgage payments and to conduct the necessary modification of loan forms correctly. Borrowers who submit a complete, accurate and acceptable to the bank package will have a better chance to get the results they need and deserve.

October 23, 2017

How to Speed Up the Loan Modification Process ?

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Foreclosure is always a race against time. Although a home loan modification can slow the process, you have fewer options the longer you wait. Not all lenders have the staff or experience to handle mortgage loan modifications. Even with a capable attorney, the process can drag on for months.

But you don’t have to sit and wait. There are some things you can do to speed up the process. Once your home loan modification is under way, these steps can help you get more positive results.

1. Put everything on paper. It’s not uncommon for lenders, especially smaller ones, to lose track of your application. To prevent delays, make sure all your efforts are documented and kept on file. This includes all the calls you make and receive, both from your lender and loan modification attorney. Keep receipts of all your transactions, and make copies so you don’t have to let go of the originals.

2. Do your own financial statements. Part of every home loan modification is a financial worksheet, which will be your main basis for qualification. Most lenders have their own forms, but it won’t hurt to make your own as well. If your lender insists on using their worksheet, at least you’ll have all the information ready.

3. Be as detailed as possible. Too much information is better than too little, and it limits the chances that they’ll call you for more information. A typical worksheet for a mortgage loan modification will include the following:

-Your contact information (address, home phone and work phone, fax and email)

-Information about your property, including the estimated value

-Your current income

-Any additional income, such as welfare, child support, etc.

-Your estimated total value, including other assets such as real estate, investments, savings and checking accounts, IRAs, 401(k), stocks and bonds

-Liabilities, such as existing loans, monthly bills, medical expenses, and tax liens

4. Keep all your bills. The financial worksheet will require you to dig up old bills and hold on to the ones that keep coming. This will help you keep the information as accurate as possible. You may also need to present these bills (or copies of them) along with your hardship letter, which explains why you need a mortgage loan modification. Even if they don’t ask for it, it’s best to include them anyway. That way, there’s no reason for your lender to doubt your statement. The more proof you have, the better your chances of getting that home loan modification.

Be sure to submit as much truthful and verifiable information to your loan modification attorney so they are able to compile the best case to submit you your lender.

Loan modification Department helps you legally change the terms of your mortgage so that you can pay it off better. But you can’t expect lenders to make it easy. In fact, many homeowners fail to reach a reasonable settlement with their lenders, and even those who do have to settle for less-than-satisfactory setups. That’s where your loan modification attorney comes in.

October 14, 2017

Sub Prime Loan Modification

Sub-prime lending is a type of credit given to homeowners who do not meet the criteria for regular (“prime”) loans. A typical sub-prime borrower has a poor or limited credit history and a FICO score of less than 620. These factors make them a risky investment for regular lenders, which keeps them from taking out loans. To compensate for the risk, sub-prime lenders impose higher costs on their contracts. For credit cards, this is usually a higher fee for over-the-limit spending or late fees. Sub-prime mortgages usually have higher interest rates and stricter terms.


Contrary to popular belief, sub-prime lending is a perfectly legal business. But like many new industries, it has been tainted by lenders who don’t play by industry standards. From 2003 to 2007, shady companies have turned up offering terms ranging from unfair to downright illegal. This, along with the economic slowdown, has contributed a great deal to the real estate crisis that forced many homeowners into foreclosure.


Are all sub-prime loans bad?


No. There are actually some sub-prime companies who give you good value for your money. If you find a good lender and stay current, sub-prime lending can have its benefits.For example, many people use sub-prime loans as a means of credit repair. Basically, it gives you a chance to rebuild your credit history and improve your scores. By keeping up a good record on sub-prime loans, you can eventually refinance to better terms and get back on your feet.


How do I know when a loan is sub-prime?


The first thing you should look at is the cost of the loan. Sub-prime loans have a higher overall cost (including interest, origination and closing fees) compared to prime loans. Although the basic formula is the same for both types, the pricing for sub-prime loans is more noticeably risk-based. A low credit score, small down payment, and other negative factors can greatly increase the cost of a sub-prime loan.


Another common feature is the prepayment penalty. Prepayment is when you pay more than the minimum monthly amount, or pay off the loan ahead of schedule. The penalty is to make up for lost interest on the lender’s part. Because you’re getting off early, the lender stops earning regular interest—and naturally, they charge you for it.


Many sub-prime mortgages follow the 2/28 structure. This means that you pay a fixed interest rate for the first two years, after which the loan switches to an adjustable rate where your payments are determined by market indicators. Often, the introductory rate is higher than the current index and the margin is applied once the loan shifts. For example, a lender can give you an intro rate of 8% while the index is currently at 4%, with a margin set at 6%. Assuming the index stays the same; your rate can jump to 10% when your two years is over.


What can I do if I’m in a sub-prime loan?


Fortunately, there are laws in place to protect borrowers in any loan, prime or sub-prime. For instance, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) requires all lenders to give you a good faith estimate of the total cost of the loan before closing any deals. This prevents any third party, such as mortgage brokers, from making any kickbacks at your expense.


All mortgages are also covered by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). This law gives you the right to know the full lending terms and loan costs in any credit transaction, including credit cards. The TILA allows you to opt out of a transaction within a reasonable time if you don’t agree with some of the terms.


If a sub-prime mortgage has put you in financial difficulty, another thing you can do is apply for Loan Modification or in this case Sub Prime Loan Modification refers to an agreement between you and your lender to change the terms of your loan on account of your financial situation. This way you can modify your loan terms to a more affordable level. The Sub Prime Mortgage Loan Modification is a lengthy and time consuming process. However a competent loan modification attorney can expertly handle your case and expedite the loan modification process. A loan modification attorney will expertly present your case and use the above mentioned lending laws as leverage to get you more reasonable rates. If you’re already in foreclosure, this will also stop the process while you work out better terms with your lender.

The Loan Modification Department is composed of a team of attorneys, mortgage and real estate professionals, and hardship analysts. Lead by Expert Loan Modification Attorney, Marc R. Tow, Loan Modification Department has helped thousands of American Home Owners save their Homes and decrease their loan payments. For more information just Call 800-738-1170 or Visit our website

September 29, 2017

Is The Housing Bailout For You? – Loan Modification Help Center

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The new housing plan announced by President Obama last week has two main parts.  First, there is a $75 billion loan modification plan and, second, there is a program that helps borrowers who are not in danger of defaulting refinance their mortgage.  

These are some of the key questions to ask to determine if you can benefit from the plan:

Do I have to fall behind on my loan payments to be eligible for a loan modification?No.  Borrowers must simply demonstrate that they are in danger of falling behind on their mortgage and that they don’t have sufficient income to make future mortgage payments.  Borrowers with ballooning mortgage payments or interest rates that are resetting may benefit from the new plan.

What are the loan modification requirements?To be eligible for modification under the plan, the loan must be a first mortgage on the borrower’s primary residence.  Borrowers must currently be paying more than 31% of their monthly gross income toward mortgage payments. Jumbo loans that exceed Fannie or Freddie loan limits are not eligible. Ultimately, your eligibility will be determined by your mortgage lender.

What if I am “under water” and my mortgage is more than the value of my property?

As long as the amount owed on a first mortgage does not exceed 105% of the home’s current value, borrowers with limited equity can refinance into a 30-year or 15-year fixed-rate mortgage.  This refinance option is open to only to borrowers with conforming loans that are owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.  Borrowers must show that they are current on mortgage payments and that they will be able to meet the new mortgage payments.

How do I know if my mortgage is owned or guaranteed by Fannie or Freddie?The White House will release full eligibility details on March 4, when the program begins, and it is recommended that borrowers contact their lender at that time to see if their mortgage is owned or guaranteed by Fannie or Freddie.

Does my lender HAVE to participate in the program?No. Participation by lenders is voluntary, but the government provides subsidies to encourage lenders to modify loans. For example, mortgage servicers receive $1,000 for each loan modification and can also get another $1,000 annually for three years if the borrower stays current on the loan.

To learn more about loan modification options, visit

Loan Modification Help Center

September 16, 2017

How Atlanta Homeowners Can Benefit From the New Home Loan Programs

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The Federal Making Home Affordable Program has created a number of home loan programs that will help keep Atlanta families in their homes, stabilize Atlanta’s communities and assist Atlanta homebuyers during these troubled times. Under these new home loan plans, Atlanta homeowners can:

Each of the above possibilities require that Atlanta Homeowners be current on their existing home loans. However, for those Atlanta families that have already fallen into hard times and are behind on, going to be behind on, or have an impending ARM adjustment/balloon payment with, their existing home loans can;

Finally, for those Atlanta families that are looking to purchase their first new home, or even upgrade their current home, programs are available for them to;

The U.S. Treasury, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have developed these programs in an effort to help both troubled and current Atlanta borrowers, to get back on track and improve their current financial situations.


So How Do They Work? Refinance

For Atlanta Homeowners that are current on their mortgage payments but unable to refinance because their home value has decreased, you may be able to refinance to a lower rate, or a lower-risk, loan through the refinance solution that is part of this program. Examples of how the refinance program can help Atlanta Homeowners:


Loan Modification

For Atlanta homeowners who are behind in their mortgage payments, in the foreclosure process, or are current on their payments but have recently experienced a significant hardship, you may be able to modify your loan to a lower rate through the Loan Modification Program. Significant hardships are set as circumstances that may make it difficult for you to pay your mortgage going forward.


For Atlanta area families and individuals that are in search of a loan for their new dream home, financing and programs are available to help them purchase;


How Do I Know If I Qualify?

Atlanta Loan Pros can help you move through the qualification process, and help you find the homeowner program that fits you best. Atlanta Loan Pro will work with Atlanta Homeowners to assist them in putting together the best purchasing package, and discover whether loan modification or a refinance, is the best option for them.

For more information, please contact Atlanta Loan Pros at 678-925-8001 or [email protected]

After 25 years of experience in the real estate and mortgage industry, I have found that the best marketing comes from helping people to make their dreams come true. Because of this, when it comes to family, friends, and buying homes, I am always happily busy.

September 2, 2017

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July 15, 2017

FHA mortgage Refinancing, FHA mortgage loans, FHA Home loans

The FHA home loan offers exclusive Florida FHA mortgage refinancing, FHA mortgage rates, FHA refinance loans, FHA fixed mortgage refinance, FHA low equity loans, FHA refinance mortgages, FHA bad credit mortgage, second mortgages, FHA home equity loan modification options and 100% FHA mortgage rates for debt consolidation, fixed loan refinance, cash out and new home financing. FHA Mortgage rates have dropped to 4.5% for FHA fixed rate refinancing loans! Our Florida FHA Lenders report that FHA mortgage refinancing with loans remain the hottest mortgage loan products with conforming and FHA mortgage lenders can offer 103% and 110% FHA refinance loans through the government backed FHA Mortgage program, DU Refinance. Standard FHA home loan refinance with cash options limit FHA Mortgage applicants to 95% LTV and rate and term streamline refinance loans are capped at 97%.

Florida home buyers should know the many advantages of the FHA mortgage loan programs. FHA loans were created to help increase home ownership. For the Florida home buyer the FHA program can simplify the purchase of a home, making financing easier and less expensive than a conventional mortgage loan product. Some highlights of the Florida FHA loan program include:

Minimal Down Payment and Closing costs.

Down payment less than 3% of Sales Price Gifts are allowed Seller can credit up to 6% of sales price towards closing and prepaid costs. 100% Financing available No reserves required. FHA regulated closing costs.

Easier Credit Qualifying Guidelines such as:  

No minimum FICO score or credit score requirements. FHA will allow a home purchase 1 year after a Bankruptcy. FHA will allow a home purchase2 years after a Foreclosure.

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June 13, 2017

Mortgage Refinance & Loan Modification – Facts and Tips

Many Homeowners love to take advantage of lower interest rates that may be available to them. This is done with a home mortgage refinance or Loan Modification. Most people have no idea where to begin, or what anything means. To help, here are some facts and tips about refinancing or getting a loan modification.

What is mortgage refinancing?

The means of refinancing a home mortgage you are only getting a new loan with lower interest rates, or different conditions are more favorable to you, and is replacing its existing loan him. So ideally, the new loan and its various conditions, the owner of a home will save money with reduced interest rate, lengthen your mortgage refinance to lower payments, or change other terms of it to solve their financial goals.

What is a cash out refinance for home mortgage again?

When an owner of a house get a cash out refinance home mortgage again, they’re getting a mortgage that offers more effective than what is actually necessary to repair the existing mortgage. The money that is left can then be used by the owner of a house for what he wants. However, it is wise to use this money to improve or grow your financial situation.

Get a Mortgage Loan Modification or refinance again to save money each month.

In large measure the reason more popular than an owner of a new home Refinance your mortgage is to save money, one way or another, every month on your home mortgage refinancing payment. To do this, the length of the loan can be extended by reducing the payments but increase total interest payments. Or, if you can get a fairly low interest rate of savings could be quite significant, even after paying the costs and fees enclosed, to take advantage.

These are just some tips to help you get started if you are thinking of getting a mortgage modification. Remember to use patience and investigate any mortgage lender, document, or distribution of the potential refinancing fund to help ensure that when you finance your new home you will not incur a costly mistake.

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Nowadays to apply for Mortgage Refinance has become fairly simple. There are many lenders that can meet your requirements. However, while taking Loan Modification has become easier because it will lower down your interest rate and provided at affordable rates.

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