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FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT FOR RM’S IS WORKING

Acquiring Date In its fifth year, FHA’s policy of requiring the financial assessment of the borrower’s ability to pay has cut tax and insurance defaults by over three quarters and serious defaults by over two-thirds. This article by New View Advisors quotes Ginnie Mae data, they state, “We grade Financial Assessment’s performance as a solid […]

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VOCABULARY WEEK: Article #4

Disintermediation: “This is the relatively sudden withdrawal of substantial sums of money from savings and loans, banks, etc.” It could be an interesting number to watch in the coming months. Disintermediation occurs when inflation rates are high and bank interest rates are stagnant. The depositors believe that they can get better returns by investing in […]

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FOR RESEARCH #2; Internal Revenue Service

Outstanding Source of Material – The Internal Revenue Service This URL should be in your special group; irs.gov. I use it all the time. In the recent past I have visited the site for information on Equity Sharing, Mandatory Distribution of IRA’s, Standard Deduction, 1031 Exchange, 2018 Changes, Tax Rates, Passive Losses, Residence Gain Exclusion, […]

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CFPB HAS DONE SOMETHING FOR YOU AND YOURS

Many People In Real Estate And Banking Have Extremely Poor Views Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Too expensive, too regulatory, waste of taxpayer money. As most of you know, it was a product of the Dodd Frank Act. However, they have recently produced some great source materials for everyone, especially for young people starting […]

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WHY IS MORTGAGE INSURANCE A GOOD THING?

Dennis Smith: Author, Chef, Financier; Co-Owner/Broker at Stratis Financial, Huntington Beach; MLO Student Question of the Week Why is mortgage insurance a good thing? Answer Last week in the Weekly Rate & Mortgage Update we discussed if home buyers should wait until they have 20% for down payment before purchasing (you can read the WR&MU, […]

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I WAS WRONG

Social Security Of course, many people would say, that does not surprise us. But this error concerns Social Security payments. Compounded or Not Compounded An author in the LA Times, Ms. Weston, had made a statement that the Social Security payment goes up 8% a year for the years between 66 and 70. She said […]

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