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Do you need a shot of Non QM to get you over a Housing Crisis Hangover?

Do you need a shot of Non QM to get you over a Housing Crisis Hangover?

February 20th, 2018 | Non QM, Specialized Forward Mortgages, foreclosure, Short Sales, bankruptcy, QM

Maybe this is just what the doctor ordered.  Remnants from the crisis, such as a Short Sale, Foreclosure, or even possibly a bankruptcy, could still be holding you back.  Quality Mortgages (QM) defined is that square box of perfection that you must fit in to get many mortgages today.  Many significant credit events under QM loans require up to seven years to be eligible.  However, the market is now calling out to you.  It’s ever changing and adapting to the presence of need.  A newer category called Non QM is evolving to meet the needs of people for loans that fall outside the standards of QM. This category offers a broader range of flexibility with higher debt ratios, lower credit scores, flexible LTVs but with conservative fixed rates and long term arm programs and not the short term adjustables of old with prepayment penalties, balloons, and sky high margins. 

Just a few years ago, the majority of people that did not meet the QM guides would not be able to get a loan.  Today, we are starting to see the flowers blossom across the market as the process of renewal takes hold.  We have loan programs that will allow short sales, foreclosures, bankruptcy as little as one day out for such an episode to a more reasonable two year waiting period with high loan to values and attractive terms.  The market place has also learned lessons and the regulators are present. 

In my opinion, your most powerful tool today is presentation. Regardless of your credit and financial profile it is your job to demonstrate that you are ready for a loan.  With the emergence of the Non QM market and all the fancy Alt-A loans we have for investors to buy properties, you simply have to present yourself. The rules and regulations to get a mortgage are still tighter than ever but the market is also still run by people that are willing to hear your story.  If you present yourself and explain and document your situation, with a little bit of patience, I would bet that there’s a Non QM Loan opportunity waiting for you.   We can help you with this presentation. 

For more information on non-QM loans see - QM versus Non QM...What is its significance for you?

George H. Omilan
President-CEO - NMLS# 873983
Jefferson Mortgage Group LLC
Mortgage Specialists - Virginia, Maryland, DC & Pennsylvania 

Other Programs:   Alt-A Investor loans-80% Full doc & 75% No Income-No Employment, FHA & VA with Lower Score Options, Fixed & Variable Jumbos-Traditional & Private Label Reverse, Self-Employed Bank Statement & Asset Dissipation Programs. Full range of Non QM Loans for expanded qualification.

Questions/Comments encouraged.



RYAN MATHEW WALLACE - August 10th, 2019

I have a few questions. Reach out to hear about my project!

kevin rooney - June 26th, 2019

we are looking to close a primary residence purchase and having difficulty including all family benefit social security disability income because two sons will turn 18 in the next 3 years.  is this something you might be able to help us with?  the financing is around $249.5K

darla k winger - June 13th, 2019

we are looking at a home to purchase but have been turned down repeatedly due to one year out of chapter 7 bankruptcy and low credit scores. please help

JEANETTE F MITCHELL - June 22nd, 2018

Hello. We are two years out of short sale on our home due to extenuating circumstances. I have been reading about Non-QM mortgages and would like to talk about it if you offer this product. Thank you.

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Oakton, Virginia 22124
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Located in Fairfax County, Virginia. Serving all of Virginia, Maryland, DC & Pennsylvania. 


Jefferson Mortgage Group LLC is licensed in Virginia, Maryland, DC & Pennslvania.
Virginia State Corporation Commission License Number MC-5659 and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking & Securities #46259 
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