Tag: Dollars and Sense

Dollars and Sense: Trends That Are Predicted to Take Place in 2021 in the Real Estate and Mortgage Markets

Douglas and Melanie Sedam In 2021, mortgage rates will rise from record lows, home-price gains will slow, and Americans will continue their migration to less dense regions and lower-cost housing markets. That is according to housing experts who spoke during last week’s virtual conference of the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Trend 1: Mortgage…

Dollars and Sense: What Is the Maximum Loan Amount?

Melanie Sedam A maximum loan amount describes the total amount that an applicant is authorized to borrow. Maximum loan amounts are used for standard loans, credit cards, and line-of-credit accounts. Key Takeaways * A maximum loan amount describes the total sum that one is authorized to borrow on a line of credit, credit card, personal…

Dollars and Sense: Refinancing Your Home

If you are interested in borrowing against your home’s available equity, you have choices. One option would be to refinance and get cash out. Another option would be to take out a home equity line of credit (HELOC). Here are some of the key differences between a cash-out refinance and a home equity line of…

Dollars and Sense: What Is a Stated Income Loan?

In the past, stated income mortgages* were home loans that did not require income verification or documentation. Lenders just needed a borrower’s stated income—hence the name “stated income” loans. Unfortunately, these risky loan types contributed to the 2008 housing market crash, and banks stopped issuing stated income loans as a result. This prevented banks from selling…

Dollars and Sense: Reverse Mortgages (Part 5)

The Paseo Financial Group Recently, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau put together a report to examine the reverse mortgage industry. This report concluded that the following groups of seniors were most likely to benefit from obtaining a reverse mortgage: * Those looking to supplement a fixed income in retirement. * Those who need a home…

Dollars & Sense: Reverse Mortgages (Part Four)

The Paseo Financial Group There are three major fees that borrowers must pay. Most are similar to those paid on a forward mortgage. These are the upfront fees that you will need to pay: Origination fee paid to the lender. This is government regulated and ranges from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $6,000,…

Dollars and Sense: Reverse Mortgages (Part Three)

The Paseo Financial Group The amount of your reverse mortgage is based on how old you are, how much your home is worth, and the interest rate that you are offered on the loan. Your borrowing power increases: * When you are older. An 80-year-old will be able to borrow more than a 62-year-old, if…

Dollars and Sense: The Paseo Group

Melanie Sedam, Reverse Mortgage A recent survey, using public records, was conducted by a major Title Company here in Arizona looking to find out how many homeowners in the 55+ communities owned their home free and clear i.e. had no current mortgage payment. The results were startlingly low. Here are the results: Sun City West…

Dollars and Sense: What the average retiree spends in a month

  Melanie Sedam of ReverseMortgage62AZ.com Naturally, your spending in retirement will vary based on countless variables. Read on to learn how retirees’ spending habits tend to differ from the working population and how you can plan for your personal post-work needs. Spending By Category: With fewer dependents and no work-related costs to worry about, you may…