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I went online and all the places I visited, Lending Tree, the discount rate, E-Loan, all said they do not provide loans under $ 100K. I want to race at a good price, but it seems that my lack of pricing options sind.Home $ 95K. Down 40K-$ 45K will. Sun Loan is a $ 55K as I see prices rise. If they could come back in a month or two?

5 Thoughts on Who are the lenders that mortgage can be a little over $ 55K for a Townhome?
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    May 1, 2011 at 1:42 am

    I got my loan through Countrywide for $ 60,000… But things are tightening up all the time… Have you tried your local bank? With that much down, I’d JUMP on the loan if I was in finance!
    Because the “Advance Fee Loan Fraud” scammers are so active on Yahoo Answers, here are some tips for determining whether a loan is legitimate or a scam:
    1) They don’t use a free email address (yahoo, gmail, hotmail, live, etc)
    2) They have a secure website you can go to to fill out their application (this isn’t 100% … do a search with the company + fraud and also + scam… and check the BBB)
    3) They don’t require ANY fees upfront. Any fees will come out of proceeds of the loan (scammers want their fees via Western Union or Moneygram)
    4) They have a REAL address you can send mail to
    5) They have a REAL phone number, not a cel phone

    Good luck!

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    May 1, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Here is the dillema you face. AMost mortgage lenders are paid on volume and you loan amount is small. Plus the lender no matter what type has to do the same amount of work but will make less than 50% of what there normal revenue is. That is why many lenders have loan limits.

    What you will want to do is contact your local banks and any credit unions that you may belong to. Banks get CRA credits so they have benefit a direct lender doesn’t working with smaller loan amounts and less afluent clients. So your options are not limited you are just looking in the wrong spot.

    As for rates never play the game of trying to guess where they are going if you are happy with the payment lock it in.

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    May 1, 2011 at 3:20 am

    as you already know the larger companies have put low limits on loans there are still comapanies doing smaller loans. considering the very large downpayment i cant see why you are having such a problem finding a lender. DLP has sources for this type of loan

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    May 1, 2011 at 3:56 am

    All banks will loan $ 55k. The problem is that you are shopping on the internet with Lending Tree, Bankrate and E-loans. They charge the mortgage companies/banks a fee to be there. It is significant. Therefore, they need larger loans to offset those costs. I am a mortgage broker and every bank that I work with will loan $ 55k….including Countrywide as a prior post mentioned.

    The industry is competitive enough that you dont need to get a rate from one of those online companies. They asked me to be part of that network but it costs so much that I would have to charge the borrower a fee or give a higher rate just so that I could make a few dollars.

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    saeed q
    May 1, 2011 at 4:37 am

    As an FYI… per the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) , there is only one source for you to get a free credit report from all three credit repositories, “”.

    Do not give anyone else your personal info without seeing them in person.

    Make sure to price out your loan with your LOCAL banks and mortgage brokers only.
    A lot people giving advice on here are also looking to give you a loan (it’s not advice, its advertising), if they are not local to you and you can’t get to them within 1 hour don’t fall for it. They say they are licensed in all 50 states, what does that mean? Which state do you have to look in first if something goes wrong? KEEP IT LOCAL; DON’T GET RIPPED-OFF BY SOMEONE IN WHO KNOWS WHERE WHICH YOU WOULD HAVE NO DIRECT ACCESS TO.

    Remember Buddha’s advice:
    “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” You are the only “expert” you can trust: All brokers, and every other loan officer guru giving advice here with a .com or contact me at the end is “selling” you something (it’s not advice, its advertising). Don’t buy “it.”

    When shopping for a mortgage, here are a few things to do to maximize your savings and time:
    1. When asking for a Good Faith Estimate(GFE), tell each mortgage originator (lender) what interest rate to use so you can compare apples to apples (rate affects closing costs). This is probably a different thought process for you because you always shop interest rates on a mortgage right? Remember all mortgage originators have identical wholesale interest rates. If you shop the same interest rate among mortgage originators, it levels the playing field and discloses what they want to charge you for their time to originate and close your mortgage. It is similar to shopping for a car. Why does the exact same new car vary in cost from one dealership to the next? Some dealers want to make more profit than others.
    2. Secure Good Faith Estimates from various mortgage originators within a 4 hour time frame (rate and pricing can change daily and even multiple times in one day).
    3. Do not compare the prepaids, reserves, escrow, title charges, and government recording sections of the estimates; third part fees are not controlled by the mortgage originator.
    4. Ask each mortgage originator to base the interest rate on a 30 day lock unless you need longer.
    5. If the loan allows you to waive escrow (paying taxes & insurance yourself), let the mortgage originators know because this will affect closing costs.
    6. If refinancing, let the mortgage originators know if you are pulling cash out. A cash-out refinance usually increases closing costs.
    Your Biggest Challenge
    The mortgage industry today has never been more unethical. The industry has produced several record-breaking years in a row regarding total origination and as a result, greed is driving the industry. Your biggest challenge is receiving a Good Faith Estimate that is provided to you in “Good Faith”! We spend more time showing consumers how mortgage originators are lying to them in regards to an estimate given! That’s right, lying! “Bait and switch” has become a prominent sales tool in the mortgage industry. Bait you in with a bogus estimate then switch things after you are hooked. This is so discouraging; banks and so called direct lenders have become some of the worst at this practice. Education is your biggest weapon against this practice. Take the time to fully understand closing costs and rates before proceeding.
    You should know exactly how much the mortgage originator is getting paid by all sources (no matter where it comes from, it’s ultimately coming out of your pocket). Protect yourself by asking for and receiving prior to application and origination a written guarantee stating the TOTAL amount of compensation (YSP, rebates, commissions, kickbacks) that will be received and kept by the mortgage originator. This will help assure that your best interest is kept in mind.
    Originating a mortgage is a service, not a product; compensation should not be based on the loan amount or interest rate.
    All ethical, honest, upfront, transparent mortgage originators will be more than willing to provide you with a written total compensation guarantee in addition to the (GFE) Good Faith Estimate (focus on the word “Estimate” because that is exactly what it is, an estimate of charges) prior to originating your loan.

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