Wednesday, August 5, 2020 / by Dave Magua
Sunday, June 7, 2020 / by Dave Magua
Learn how to handle classic seller arguments. These include, “We want to give the buyers the opportunity to upgrade the home the way they want to,” or “If we replace the carpet, the buyer may not like it and we will have wasted our money.”
These arguments are effectively dead. Today’s buyers, in large, do not want to fix up homes. When sellers ask why they should spend money to upgrade when a buyer might change things once they move in, the question you ask in return is, “If you can spend $1,000 to make $2,000-$3,000, does it matter what buyers do when they move in?”
Sellers must understand that buyers are looking for homes that meet their criteria, not the seller’s. Homes tha ...
Friday, May 15, 2020 / by Dave Magua
The latest numbers have been enhanced to include loans that were in forbearance but not previously reported as “COVID-19-related.”
About 7% of mortgage loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are now in forbearance, while 12.4% of FHA and VA-backed loans are in forbearance. Just over 9% of portfolio and privately securitized loans are also in forbearance.
In terms of loan numbers, that’s 27.9 million GSE loans, 12.1 million FHA and VA loans, and 13 million other mortgage loans.
In total dollar amount across all loan types, the total unpaid principal balance on loans in forbearance is $1 trillion.
Meanwhile, servicers must continue to advance principal and interest payments along with ta ...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / by Dave Magua
"However, the pandemic-induced closure of nonessential businesses caused the April unemployment rate to spike to its highest level in 80 years and will lead to a rise in delinquency and foreclosure. By the second half of 2021, we estimate a four-fold increase in the serious delinquency rate, barring additional policy efforts to assist borrowers in financial distress.”
“After a long period of decline, we are likely to see steady waves of delinquencies throughout the rest of 2020 and into 2021," said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic. "The pandemic and its impact on national employment is unfolding on a scale and at a speed never before experienced and without historical precedent. The next six months will provide important clues on whether public and private sector countermeasures—current and future—will soften the blow and help us avoid the protracted, widespread foreclosures ...