FHA Expands Role in Financing Homes

The Federal Housing Administration’s involvement in mortgage financing is likely to grow, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan told a Philadelphia audience last week.

“While we prefer to have the private market be more involved, we have asked . . . to expand our authority to provide $400 billion more for the FHA insurance program,” he said.

FHA was involved in fewer than 2 percent of mortgages in 2006. Today, it has a role in 24 percent and that number is increasing, Donovan said.

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Alan J. Heavens (06/18/2009)

Mortgage Lenders

I’m always asked “Are you closing anything in this market?- Are your buyers getting funding?” Thankfully I can say ” YES, YES,YES”!… I owe this to the wonderful, hardworking, knowledgable lenders I continue to work with.   If you are considering buying a home, your first step will be to obtain a Pre-Qualification letter. I suggest contacting a few lenders and comparing interest rates. I’ve had great success with those on my list below. 

LIST OF LENDERS

HOPE for Homeowners Expands Rescues

HOPE for Homeowners, a federal program to allow the replacement of up to $300 billion in underwater U.S. mortgages with federally backed FHA financing, began accepting applications under a legislatively authorized expansion Wednesday. 

To qualify, borrowers must be spending more than 31 percent of their income on mortgage payments. Loans made this year are excluded, except for those completed on Jan 1. Borrowers must have made six months of payments on their loans. 

Lenders must agree to participate and erase 10 percent of the home’s current value before the government will guarantee the mortgage. A concern among lenders is that investors in mortgage securities must take an immediate loss and can’t recoup their lost money if home prices turn upward again. 

The program is a “helpful step forward” in stabilizing the housing market and will help keep many families in their homes but it is not a cure-all, said Steve Preston, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which administers the program. 

Troubled borrowers should contact their lenders. 

Source: Reuters 10/1/08

Mortgage Lenders

Renovation Mortgage Plus

Mario E. Boles/ Diego Hodge

FHA/203K/Fannie Mae (Homestyle)/Freddie Mac (Renovation Mortgage)

2475 Northwinds Parkway, suite 200

Alpharetta, GA 30009

Office: 770-753-6239 

mario.boles@renovationmp.com

diego.hodge@renovationmp.com

*Vonda Henry, Loan Officer (West End Resident)

Advertent Mortgage 

 404-374-3557 

*Bank of America Mortgage

Darren Smith

Mortgage Loan Officer

Assistant Vice President

6075 Roswell Rd

Atlanta, GA. 30328

 404-256-6326  Phone

 866-517-8923  Right Fax

404-358-6883 Cell

 

*Sam Thompsonread my blog:  http://samthompson.thewrittenblog.com

Home Mortgage Consultant

Home Services Lending, LLC

An Affiliate Of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

MAC M2046-030

3391 Town Point Drive, Ste 325

Kennesaw,  GA  30144

(678) 355-0785 Tel

(770) 301-0527 Cell

1-866-737-9015 E-Fax

sam.thompson@hsl-ga.com

 

web address to apply on-line:

www.homeloans.com/sam-thompson

 

 

*Jayson Duff (can also do FHA loans for 550- 580 credit score!)

Mortgage Banker- REMN, Inc.

500 Town Park Lane Suite 145

Kennesaw, GA. 30144

Office:  770-373-5410 

Cell:  678-360-1969 

jduff@remn.com

www.remn.com

www.jaysonduff.com

 
*Countrywide Bank, FSB

Brian Rains

Home Loan Consultant
4531 Olde Perimeter Way, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30346
Cell:   (404) 964-4803

Email: Brian_Rains@Countrywide.com