If you can't locate the documents releasing your from your mortgage, your settlement agent or an attorney should be able to help. Q: Back in 2004 I refinanced my house with Taylor Bean & Whitaker. My mortgage was not fraudulent but was purchased by Bank of America. The title search on my house came up [...]
While Chapter 7 bankruptcy clears your obligations to pay debts that you owe, it won't clear a lien your lender has on your property. Q: I went through Chapter 7 discharge but the bank will not release the lien on my home. What can I do? A: There is at least one thing that you [...]
During a mortgage refinance, it's usually normal for your new lender to become the first mortgagee on your homeonwer's insurance policy before finalizing the refinance. Q: Should a mortgage broker or a lender name themselves as the first mortgagee on a homeowner’s insurance policy without first completing the underwriting process, appraisal and funding the loan [...]
After years of work, you’ve finally made your last mortgage payment, jumped for joy and popped the Champagne. Congratulations! It’s a big accomplishment – but don’t forget to wrap up all the loose ends. The first step is to start watching the mailbox for your cancelled mortgage documents. These documents prove that you own your [...]
What can you do if your lender backs out of the mortgage commitment? A lot of buyers might want to sue the lender because it is difficult to close if, at the last minute, you're scrambling to find a new lender. There are advantages to working with recommended lenders (such as in incentives other lenders [...]
If you’re self-employed, getting a mortgage can be a lot harder than it would be if you were working for someone else. What can you do if you want to buy a house but don’t have a full-time job? The good news is most lenders are willing to work with self-employed borrowers once they’ve taken [...]
Have you moved and decided to rent out your old house rather than sell it at today’s depressed prices? Are you renting out your vacation property? Did you buy a foreclosure or short sale with a residential mortgage and—after you fixed it up—begin renting it out while waiting until you can sell it and make [...]
Beware of paying subordination fees in a mortgage refinance. Refinance your mortgage twice and you might be paying subordination fees during the mortgage refinance. If you refinance your home mortgage with two lenders, you may be responsible for paying subordination fees. Paying subordination fees in mortgage refinance marks one lender as the primary mortgage lender and one as the secondary mortgage lender. Paying subordination fees in mortgage refinance allows the primary mortgage lender to grant your mortgage refinance. Make sure you understand paying subordination fees in mortgage refinance when refinancing your home mortgage a second time.