On a home equity loans made in Texas, the law requires that they must close at an attorney's office, Title Co or the bank. If customer is bedridden can it close at their home?
What happens if a lender chooses not to read the HMDA Telephone Script when required to an applicant?
We have a loan in the pipeline and received notice that the building is in a special flood zone area. The building is a multiple unit apartment building consisting of a basement and 4 floors. There was an elevation certificate done which showed that only the basement is in the flood area. There is nothing in the basement, and no contents stored there. I realize that in determining the minimum required flood insurance we have to take into consideration: 1-Replacement cost of the building / appraised value; 2- MAX limits of coverage: $500,000.00 limit for structure / $500,000 for contents (since this is a multiple unit apartment building), and the 3- loan amount. Our question is, once we assign a value, and because the flood area is only in the basement, as determined by the elevation certificate, since the building is 4 floors and a basement, can use 1/5 of the value as a factor in determining minimum required flood insurance?
If we give a lender credit on a refinance transaction and the credit exceeds the cost on the refinance, where do the excess funds (credit) go? Can the lender just reduce the credit, or does it have to be applied to a principal reduction?
Are we required to have an intent to proceed on commercial purpose loans?