Through deficiency judgment, court holds you liable for the mortgage debt that remains unpaid after foreclosure. When the selling price of a property is less than the actual loan balance, it becomes difficult to eliminate the mortgage debt completely. In such a circumstance, the lender may take legal action against the borrower to collect the amount that remains unpaid after selling the property. Apart from the unpaid debt, there are the other charges associated with the foreclosure procedure that can be included into the deficiency judgment. Continue reading How far can a Mortgage Lender go to collect Deficiency Judgments?→
HUD has just published the 2013 Area Median Income limits and the 2013 Fair Market Rents for use in Raleigh – Cary MSA. You may be asking yourself “why should I care about HUD Median Income Limits”? If your plans to move to Raleigh or Cary include buying, selling or simply renting a home (and by “home” I also mean an apartment) in the Raleigh – Cary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) this shouldbe very important to you.That is why I’m filing this post under the category of “SAQ” or what I like to call “Should Ask Questions”. Continue reading HUD Predicts Some Rents increased by as much as 25% in Raleigh – Cary MSA 2013→
The Escrow Department will likely be the same department that will cash and hold your insurance claims check. Don’t be surprised if your bank/lender actually place a hold on the check for up to five business days due to the protential for fraud given the number of mass losses that have occurred recently.
Fences should not be considered an indication of property boundaries. Legal property boundaries are demarcated by surveyor pins or stakes. These are typically 1/2″ to 3/4″ round iron pipes flush or buried slightly below land surface. Newer pins might have yellow or orange caps that indicate the surveyor’s license number. Continue reading When Should I Get A Survey?→
What Private Mortgage Insurance and why do I have it?
Years ago when your grand parents bought a home they saved each extra penny they could until they had enough for a down payment that was equal to at least 20% of the price of their dream home.
More likely your grand father was likely was returning veteran of WWII or the Korean War and then they used their entitlements benefits under the GI Bill and probably bought their firs home with a VA loan with no money down.
For the rest of us who can’t put together a tidy sum of 20% in cash for a down payment on a home which in Raleigh could be as much as $35,000 there’s Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).
Private mortgage insurance exists in a variety of forms.
If you are like me and have a young family you can appreciate how much effort goes into packing the family into the car for an excursion that will likely keep them out well past the kids usual bed time.
The Fourth of July is one of those rare occasions that our kids are out of the home past 6pm and they had been eagerly awaiting this outing all week.
Since moving to Raleigh North Carolina four years ago from Traverse City Michigan we always take in the festivities at Cary’s Koka Booth amphitheatre.