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The Jumbo Reverse Advantage over the HECM Government Reverse Program for Retirees

In the last six months, I have gone from adamantly avoiding the private label Reverse Mortgage program offerings for my clients to being an admirer and an outright endorser. The new Jumbo Reverse program looks nothing like the old one.  The primary reason for this has been the radical change in the HECM that has forced competition within the private market.  This is an example of pure capitalism at work.  Radical changes within the government market opened the door for the private market to enter and grab market share.  The changes were brought on by a desire for the indust...

August 22nd, 2018 | Jumbo Reverse Mortgage, HECM Reverse Mortgage, Eligibility for Reverse Mortgage, MIP, HECM Changes, The Jumbo Reverse Advantage over the HECM Government Reverse Program for Retirees

Credit Score Rewards with Specialized Jumbo Loans

In today’s market, liquidity is often key and liquid investments have been working as the economy has gained steam after the enactment of tax reform and regulatory rollbacks.  However, this does not necessarily make it easier for anyone to get a new mortgage loan.  Federal regulations stemming from the crisis have made it much harder to qualify, based on the ability to repay rule (ATR Rule), for many people.  In spite of this regulation, there is one area of the market that still offers plentiful rewards for those with high credit scores and strong qualifying fundamentals....

July 16th, 2018 | Jefferson Mortgage Group, Specialized Forward Mortgages, Jumbo Mortgage Loan, Credit Score Rewards with Specialized Jumbo Loans

The New Jumbo Reverse Mortgage Advantage

After the radical changes the government insured HECM Reverse Program experienced last October, the private reverse market has really stepped up to its calling.  The private label Jumbo Reverse has become a very affordable and flexible loan program with a new emphasis on helping homeowners qualify with a much broader application spectrum.  As an example, today an eligible homeowner can use a Jumbo Reverse to buy a new home.  In the past, the private reverse programs were designed solely for refinancing and only as a second option when the HECM program was not available.  ...

June 12th, 2018 | Jumbo Reverse Mortgage, HECM Reverse Mortgage, HECM for Purchase, private label reverse mortgage, The New Jumbo Reverse Mortgage Advantage

How the Government Can Improve the HECM Reverse Mortgage Program Without Changing It

The current version of the government insured Reverse Mortgage is much more restrictive than in the past with regards to how much equity is available to homeowners.  The latest changes that were enacted last October were directed at saving the government money from loan losses on property sales.  The real underlying problem has been longevity and how to forecast it while still offering a generous program to meet the needs of retirees and seniors.  After all, these two groups need a flexible means of tapping into their piggy banks to supplement retirement and they aren’t li...

May 8th, 2018 | Non-recourse loan, Reverse Mortgage, Retirement Planning, HECM Reverse Mortgage, How the Government Can Improve the HECM Reverse Mortgage Program Without Changing It

Self-Employed Workers Face Mortgage Hurdles - WSJ Article

It is true that the Self Employed borrower normally hits a wall when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage when asked for their Federal tax returns. The process by which your accountant works their magic is the often the exact opposite of what the lenders want to see with regards to income. After a long exercise of averaging income in conjunction with preparing a year to date profit and loss and reviewing allowable add backs the self-employed borrower usually gets stuck not qualifying. The borrowers run businesses and earn income but they just are unable to satisfy the lender requirements for ...

April 19th, 2018 | self-employed borrower, bank statement loan, Mortgage Loan Process, Traditional Mortgage, Self-Employed Workers Face Mortgage Hurdles - WSJ Article

QM versus Non QM...What is its significance for you?

A Qualified Mortgage (QM) represents a definitive set of qualifying criteria as defined by the government under Federal Dodd Frank regulations.  You can think of this as a prism, more or less, with the perfect loans by definition falling inside the protective prism and all of the other loans falling outside into the Non QM or Non-Qualified Mortgage bucket. The difference between QM and Non QM to you could be something as subtle as a slightly higher debt to income ratio or slightly lower credit score or profile.  A QM loan may have the most attractive rate and cost profile for yo...

April 5th, 2018 | Non QM, Mortgage Loan Process, Specialized Forward Mortgages, QM, foreclosure, Short Sales, QM versus Non QM...What is its significance for you?

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2536 Leeds Rd.
Oakton, Virginia 22124
703-319-2198
FAX: 703-773-6946
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Located in Fairfax County, Virginia. Serving all of Virginia, Maryland, DC & Pennsylvania. 

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By refinancing the consumer's existing loan, the consumer's total finance charges may be higher over the life of the loan.

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