Category: Residential Home Loans

Churning a loan – it’s an inside reference to a scam performed by some lenders across the country. It works like this: because mortgage rates are at rock bottom interest rates, these lenders offer borrowers a rate lower than a borrower’s current rate. BUT this rate is not the lowest interest rate available, so if

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As we are seeing home mortgages and refinances at all-time highs, don’t be too quick to accept an offer from a national mortgage lender, without reading the small print. Most recently National lenders are attempting new tactics to entice homeowners with low rates and nearly impossible requirements to qualify. Not long ago a borrower came

In today’s mortgage market, whenever one lender pulls a credit report on a borrower, the credit bureaus (Experion, Equifax and Transunion) then sell that borrower’s information to unscrupulous internet lenders who then try to solicit borrowers already in a mortgage application with another lender. At Indigo Mortgage, we call these internet lenders “bottom feeders”. Here’s

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A change has happened for mortgages on investment properties and second homes. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, companies chartered by Congress to purchase mortgages from financial institutions and repackage them for investors, just made it more difficult and expensive for lenders to offer mortgages on these types of properties. In a nutshell, Fannie and Freddie