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Asset Depletion Mortgages – Income Calculations

With asset depletion mortgages, lender take the totality of cash and easily-converted-into-cash assets a borrower has and convert them into income. (By the way, some people call asset depletion mortgages asset-based mortgages.) The best way to show you how it's calculated, is with examples. Call me at 847-840-8884 to figure if an asset depletion mortgage loan will work for you. Income Calculations for Asset Depletion Mortgages - Examples   The borrower has $1,800,000 cash sitting in a...

Chicago FHA Mortgages: Mixed-Use Property Loan Issues

Chicago FHA mortgages against mixed-use 2 to 4-unit properties are harder on borrowers than any other type of mortgage loans. Applying for an FHA Mixed-Use Loan Not all loan originators know how that it is possible to get an FHA loan against a mixed-use 2 to 4-unit property. In addition, some of those who do, do not fully understand the rules. But most of all, hungry for loans, take the application anyway. Some even try. Hard. And fail. That means long delays...

DACA Mortgage Loans – Yes, You Can

The world of DACA mortgage loans has changed recently: the FHA is now insuring mortgage loans for DACA status recipients, as long as they have a valid Employment Authorization Document, a social security number and meet the other FHA requirements. So, if you've got DACA status and want a low-interest mortgage loan, start looking. Remember, FHA loans must be used to purchase / refinance a primary residence (1-4 unit properties; condos must be approved, interest rates are lower than on conventional loans, so are the down payment required but there's upfront mortgage...

Mortgages in Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL: Self-Employment

'Mortgages in Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL' because I just arranged for a mortgage loan for a couple who live in that neighborhood. I could have given the zip code, I know: 60630. But that's not as appealing. 'Self-Employment' because one of the borrowers is self-employed. My clients did not Google "Chicago mortgages" or "Jefferson Park Mortgage Broker" to find me. They found me through their tax preparer. They were looking to refinance their home, a single-family detached house to get a lower rate. Their interest rate was 4.500%. I...

Des Plaines Condo Loans: 7 Ways They’re Harder

Looking into Des Plaines condo loans? They're a bit harder to get than loans on a house. They are harder because they're riskier: lenders don't have to worry just about you and your unit but also about common areas, homeowners’ associationand other unit owners. So do you. Here's how things go, using my imaginary friend Bob, who lives in an imaginary rental unit in Niles, as an example: Would-Be Borrower Bob Looks for a Des Plaines Mortgage Broker Let’s say borrower Bob wants...

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Non-QM Loans in Chicago

Non-QM loans in Chicago are alive and doing well. Non-QM loans are those loans against 1-4 unit properties that do not abide by the rules set in place after the 2008 melt down, loans with risky features or loans that do not fully vet a borrower....

Chicago Bank Statement Mortgages: Self-Employed Borrower Solution

Qualifying for Chicago bank statement mortgages is an option available only to people whose income is not from wages. These mortgages are a good option when the income on business taxes is not always a good reflection of how well a business (freelancer, contractor) is doing.

Chicago Mortgages: 9 FHA Facts That Will Make You Jump With Joy

Chicago mortgages include FHA loans, and many people think (erroneously) that they know all there's to know about them.  Here are some facts about them you probably did not know. Yet they might make you see FHA loans as the loans for you. 1. You don't need credit scores to...

FHA 203k Loan in Chicago: Avoiding Pitfalls

Googling "203k loan Chicago" or some other such phrase, but not out of sheer curiosity? Then this article, written by a Chicago mortgage specialist, is for you: it points out common mistakes and tells you how to avoid them. FHA 203k Loan Explained

Get Low Mortgage Rates for Chicago Area’s Self-Employed

You can get low mortgage rates in Chicago in July 2020. Interest rates in the Chicago area for a 30-year conventional mortgage are close to 3% . You should be thinking about refinancing. Even if you're self-employed and hear it is harder now, because of Covid19, to...

Chicago Fix and Flip Loans: Good Options for 1-4-Unit Properties

Chicago fix and flip loans for 1-4 unit properties are the answer for many investor. This article may help.

Des Plaines Condo Loans: 7 Ways They’re Harder

Looking into Des Plaines condo loans? They're a bit harder to get than loans on a house. They are harder because they're riskier: lenders don't have to worry just about you and your unit but also about common areas, homeowners’ associationand other unit...

Chicago Condo Loans: 6 Common Issues

Chicago condo loans come in quite a variety of projects. Some do not meet conventional condo mortgage requirements. And other programs have issues with condos, in general, like the FHA. The FHA wants condos to belong to project it's approved. And there are few projects...

DACA Mortgage Loans – Yes, You Can

The world of DACA mortgage loans has changed recently: the FHA is now insuring mortgage loans for DACA status recipients, as long as they have a valid Employment Authorization Document, a social security number and meet the other FHA requirements. So, if you've got...

Mortgages in Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL: Self-Employment

'Mortgages in Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL' because I just arranged for a mortgage loan for a couple who live in that neighborhood. I could have given the zip code, I know: 60630. But that's not as appealing. 'Self-Employment' because one of the borrowers is...
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