What 6 Pieces of Information Make A TRID Loan Application?

Submitting these 6 pieces of information: Name Income Social Security Number Property Address Estimated Value of Property Mortgage Loan Amount sought constitutes a valid loan application under the TRID rule. You may apply and submit these in writing OR in oral form; a...

What Disclosures Are Used For Loans Not Covered By TRID?

Creditors must continue to use the Good Faith Estimate, Truth-In-Lending Disclosure and the HUD-1 form for reverse mortgages, HELOCs, mobile home or other non-attached dwelling loans and others NOT covered by TRID. Housing assistance loans for low- and moderate-income...

What Kinds Of Loans Do TRID Disclosures Cover?

TRID rules apply to MOST consumer credit transactions secured by real property. These include mortgages, refinancing, construction-only loans closed-end home-equity loans, and loans secured by vacant land or by 25 or more acres. The rule does NOT apply to Home Equity...

What Do Lenders Have To Tell You About Your Real Estate Loan?

Federal “disclosure” forms define the information that creditor businesses MUST provide to consumers applying for real estate loans. As of Oct 1, 2015 lenders must provide TWO New “TRID” disclosure forms. for the most common kinds of real estate loans First, the Loan...

Google’s Mobilegeddon is Penalizing Title Agents

Did you see what Google did to your website that will bring you less new business? On April 21st Google started requiring that all websites be mobile-friendly. This update has been dubbed “mobilegeddon.”  For websites that are not mobile-friendly, they are...

What Is Equity?

Equity is the value YOU own in property such as a house. It’s the difference between what’s OWED and what the property is WORTH in the current market. The example this video shows – you have a house worth $300,000 today and you owe the bank $200,000.  Your...

What Are Real Estate Commissions?

Like the video says – real estate agents aren’t paid by the hour!They’re paid a percentage of the purchase price in a successful real estate transaction. When one agent represents the sellers and another represents the buyers the commission is typically split...