In a market with rising consumer interest rates and resulting decrease in refinancing, how can retail bankers maintain or even still increase their loan production?
If we put an on-hold message on our phones that mentions we have competitive rates for refinancing home purchase, do we need to say Equal Housing lender after each message?
I work for a commercial real estate servicing company. We received a check from a borrower as a good faith deposit for a refinance, however, he did not give us verbal authorization to cash the check. Do we have to legally honor this request or can we move forward with cashing the check?
Regarding FACTA Notice to Home Loan Applicant, if the bank does not pull a new credit report on a request to refinance an existing mortgage (or consumer loan secured by a 1-4 family residental property) do we need to issue the Notice to Home Applicant?
When doing a renewal, with or without new money, either a term loan or line of credit and the original purpose was either purchase, refinance or home improvement secured by dwelling is it HMDA reportable? The customer is going to sign a new Promissory Note but the account number and the note number is going to be the same.
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Can I offer a client a gift certificate of up to $500 good at the business they work at, for refinancing with my company?
HUD has published a proposal to make significant changes to the Good Faith Estimate that lenders issue within three days of taking an application. HUD calls this a "simplification" of the GFE.
- It is estimated that this year Americans will use $80 billion in equity from their homes by refinancing. Fannie Mae, U. S. News & World Report, Nov.19, 2001, p40