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So How Much Does A Buyer REALLY Need To Put Down

As our regular readers know, we get every type of question under the sun, most of which we post directly to the site and let the community answer. Sometimes answers aren’t so cut and dry and there are certainly differing opinions. One very common question these days is “How much money do I need to […]

Ask Us: Remaining TIC Fractional Lenders

Where the readers ask and we (the community) try to answer: Hi, just come across your site, very informative. I’m trying to find TIC Fractional Lenders for a 3 unit + 1 unwarranted [unit] building in SF. We purchased it last October, have completed our renovations, 2 units will be owner occupied. We’re planning to […]

Reader Reports: Who’s Getting Your Loan Approved And Why?

“San Francisco’s number one closer”: While you’re at it: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video Once you are at the link, look for the “7 On Your Side” tab in the Video Library part of the webpage and click it. You’ll see a picture with the heading “Marketing Ploy Disguised as Government Offer” and a HUGE Mike or Darius. That’s […]

New Guidelines For Lending On Condominiums

This topic was discussed very lightly in a thread somewhere back on this site, but we thought it deserved front page attention. From “the Banker”: I have found that there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty and recent questions in reference to all of the Condo Guidelines and Approval Changes that are directly hitting the […]

Ask Us: Can The Bank Take My HELOC?

Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer: Question for any mortgage experts out there. I have a large heloc line. If I don’t use the line, I am at risk that the bank will decide to take it away. If I use the line (even if I keep it in cash), can […]

Ask Us: Lending On Homes Over $1,000,000

Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer. Can you have someone, maybe “the banker”, speak to the loan environment and requirements for loans on homes over 1 million dollars? Thanks. Banker? You reading? You can either send us your answer via email, or post in the comments and we’ll cut/paste to the […]

The Appraisal Conundrum

With the recent dip in interest rates many homeowners are rushing to refinance only to come upon a very large obstacle, appraised values of their homes are coming in low…very low. The biggest reason being that there are not enough comparable property sales in the past 3 months to set lenders nerves at ease. Perhaps […]


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