The other day I heard some expert on a very sophisticated podcast answer a call-in question concerning VA Loans. The person said, “I am considering getting a VA Loan”. The expert responded that they should stop considering it because their fees are too high then went on to another boilerplate topic. I thought that Veteran […]
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WHY IS MORTGAGE INSURANCE A GOOD THING?
By Dennis Smith on March 28, 2019 in Estate Planning, Family, Finances, Housing, Loans, Real Estate General
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, […]
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL PURCHASE AGREEMENT UNDERGOES THOROUGH REVISION
California’s standard Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA), produced by the California Association of Realtors® (CAR) is undergoing a major revamping. While the changes being made do not represent a radical transformation or restructuring of the nature of the agreement, there are still many, many changes. Some of them are only slight alterations in wording; others are […]