Student Loan “Cash-Out Refinance”

The new changes Fannie has put into place will waive the increased fees & higher interest rates associated with “traditional cash out” refinance transactions. Mortgage Lenders (including Griffin Funding) have changed how student debt is calculated by accepting the student loan re-payment amount listed on the clients credit report. Previously, lenders were required to factor in 1% of Read More…

Homeownership Most Often Delayed By Downpayment Confusion

According to a survey by by Genworth Mortgage Insurance, misperceptions about downpayments are deterring what would be homeowners from purchasing their first home. They found that a majority of borrowers still believe that it is a requirement for purchasing a home. Even the many prospective borrowers who know that a 20 percent downpayment is not mandatory still think it would be difficult to Read More…