Rob’s Report – Covering the Market, Why a Heloc May Not Make Sense and How a Concurrent Closing May be A Great Solution in Buying in Today’s Market…

It’s been some time since I sent out a newsletter on rates, the market and food for thought in the world of real estate…

What’s prompted me to send a report now has a lot to do with rising home inventory, rising interest rates and the Dow Jones, down by 11.32% year to date currently resting at 32,654 down from 36,799 back on January 4th.

About RATES…

First a foremost as we have seen rates increase from 2.75% in December of 2021 to 4.75 (and higher) to date with only a .75 increase in rates by the Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve is expected to increase rates 4 more times pushing Prime from a current 4% to 6% in the future and who knows how much higher residential, commercial, and reverse rates will go.

About HELOC’s…

With rising rates, why would a consumer choose a HELOC for cashout over a fixed rate 1st, when HELOC’s can only keep pushing up in rate as most of them are tied to Prime plus a 1 Margin or as of today, 5%.  If the Fed continues with what they said, then a HELOC’s future rate, will be closer to 7% in the near future based on what they are predicting.  In summary, why not lock into a fixed rate now?  In addition, there are some things to consider on why a HELOC may not make sense:

  • Were in a rising rate climate with prime now at 4% plus a margin of 1 (or higher) resulting in a rate of 5% or higher in rate
  • Due to changes in the tax code back in 2018, one cannot write off HELOC’s or 2nd’s, interest wise.
  • Due to their volatility…In the past if property values dropped, HELOC lenders would cut the “line” amount or freeze the account all together.

If you’d like to look at a 1st mortgage refinance, please complete the following…

https://101loan.com/refinancing/

REVERSE MORTGAGES’s…

With rates climbing, home values potentially leveling out and the Dow Jones down by 11% in 2022, much of what we have seen ever 10 years seems to be starting over again and consumer confidence is dropping.  If your over 55 years of age and have at the least 45% equity in your home, you might want to consider the benefits of a fixed rate reverse mortgage.  To determine your options without running credit, please go to https://101loan.com/reverse-mortgage-start/ and complete and we will research your options and provide them to you.

CONCURRENT CLOSING’s and Their Benefits…

If your thinking of buying a home and bridge options don’t work for you at https://101loan.com/blog/do-you-want-to-buy-first-and-then-sell-later-bridge-financing-may-be-the-answer/, you might consider a concurrent closing based on the following steps:

  1. Get pre-approved based on selling current home.
  2. Start looking at new homes and list your current home.
  3. Accept an Offer with a flexible long closing and with a flexible long rent back after you close.
  4. Make a contingent offer or no contingent offer depending on when your closing date is on selling.
  5. Close on the home you are selling and then close on new home or concurrently close at the same time.

Since the market is still strong and more inventory comes on each day, this is a solution you may want to consider as the incredible savings compared with any of the options in the above lin

If you would like to purchase or refinance a property or obtain a reverse mortgage and rid yourself of mortgage payments, 

BTW…To Learn More About Inflation and the Market, go to here.

Best Regards,

Rob McCarthy

Senior Mortgage Advisor

www.101Loan.com

408-377-4123 o  650-465-8957 c

101 Loan – 6090 Hellyer Avenue #100, San Jose, CA 95138. CA DRE #01165697  NMLS #121019

Products/Services/Accolades:

  1. Residential Financing for Purchases and Refinances on 1 to 4 unit properties.
  2. Reverse Mortgage Financing to include Conforming, Jumbo, HELOC Jumbo’s.
  3. Commercial & SBA Financing to include Multifamily, Office, Retail and Light Industrial.
  4. Access to over 50 banks with over 200 “Five Star” Reviews on Yelp, Google, Facebook and Linkedin.

Note: Interest rates and loan programs quoted are subject to change without notice or until locked and approved by lender.

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“A Stock Market Loss is Only a Loss if You Sell”

A Stock Market Loss is Only a Loss if You Sell or so Financial Planners tell us!

For those in their 30’s, 40’s or 50’s, those age groups, should have time for the stock market to recover. However, for those much closer to retirement or retired, they may not be as fortunate!

As companies take huge losses with “Shelter in Place” and consumers are pulling back their purchases, analysts feel MORE stock losses are imminent.  The Federal Government stimulus will help in the short term, but longer-term, we are facing a new economic reality and one that we will not like.

If you’re in your 60’s, 70’s or 80’s, making back the market’s losses may only be a hope, and unfortunately not reality. The question to ask is…What are my options now that my fixed costs are the same, but my assets have taken a big hit?

We may have an answer for you. To learn more, please contact me or review the information on my site at https://101loan.com/reverse-mortgage-start/ .

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Rob McCarthy

Senior Mortgage Advisor

www.101Loan.com

408-377-4123 o 650-465-8957 c

101 Loan – 6020 Hellyer Ave #150, San Jose, CA 95138

CA DRE #01165697 NMLS #121019

“Over 200 “5 Star Reviews on Yelp and Over 30 years of Experience in Lending”

How Credit Really Works…

Has This Ever Happened to You?

You’re buying a car at a dealership.  They tell you that your Fico score is 800+ and you will get the lowest rate possible.  You order your credit report on Credit Karma and your Fico Score is 820.  Then its time to apply for a home loan and after running the credit the lender tells you, your Fico score is 720.   Why is it lower?

Do you Know Why?

Not all credit reports are created equal!  There are over 70 different credit reports that have different underwriting criteria.  This helps banks, creditors and in some cases employer make credit decisions about someone.  Better yet, they help the creditor determine someone’s financial means and their ability to pay debt on a monthly basis and/or pay debt off over time.

You Fico Scores Tell Creditors about You…

  • Do you pay your bills on time?
  • Can you afford the loan you are trying to get?
  • Do you miss payments?
  • Will you make your payments on time, every 1st of the month?
  • Can I trust you?
  • Hold a credit card balance?
  • Have established credit or not enough?
  • Any credit or mechanics liens?
  • Do you have tax liens?
  • Can you afford a credit card with a $50,000 credit limit? A 100k limit? $1m limit?
  • Will you pay me back?
  • Should I charge you a higher rate for having a lower credit score?
  • Do you qualify for the loan program?

These are just some of the questions, credit scores answer for lenders trying to make a decision to loan to you or not.

Why are They different?  

Is it being used to obtain a credit card with a credit limit of $5000 or a home loan in the amount of $2 million?  The risk associated with having a larger loan is greater.  The underwriting and qualifications are stricter and more conservative and one’s Fico scores tend to be lower.  This is the reason for the disparity of  FICO scores, from one credit report to another report.

In Summary…

If you are finding your scores are low and your looking for ways to improve them, we are experts in not only lending, but experts in credit!  We have helped 100’s of clients that got turned down by banks with poor credit and have helped them clean up their credit and obtain financing to buy or refinance property.  In addition, if you want the help of a credit professional, Money Magazine wrote a great article on credit repair and what a consumer can do.  For more info, please go to https://money.com/best-credit-repair-companies/

For more info on the above, please contact us.  Were not only specialists with credit but specialist with Residential, Commercial and Reverse Mortgage Financing.

Best Regards,

Rob McCarthy

Senior Mortgage Advisor

www.101Loan.com

408-377-4123 o  650-465-8957 c   408-608-1921 f

101 Loan – 6020 Hellyer Ave #150, San Jose, CA 95138

CA DRE #01165697  NMLS #121019

Products/Services/Accolades:

  1. Residential Financing for Purchases and Refinances on 1 to 4 unit properties.
  2. Reverse Mortgage Financing to include Conforming, Jumbo, HELOC Jumbo’s.
  3. Commercial & SBA Financing to include Multifamily, Office, Retail and Light Industrial.
  4. Access to over 50 banks with over 200 “Five Star” Reviews on Yelp, Google, Facebook and Linkedin.