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Expanding Mortgage Loans to Consumers Without A Credit Score

Published on Inman Select Real Estate News December 23, 2015 Our government created the FHA Mortgage Insurance Program right after the Great Depression, to encourage banks to lend to people who have less-than-perfect credit. More recently, the FHA Mortgage Insurance program was used during the Great Recession to cushion the loss of subprime lending. FHA […]

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To the Students from the June 21, 2013 Foreclosure Field Trip at SKCAR Bellevue

Here are some links to websites and other information we will review in class. Here’s the 61 page WA StateForeclosure Resource and Prevention Guide. This was published by Rob McKenna’s office when he was our AG and is a pretty good resource document. There’s info in here about tenants rights that you may find useful. […]

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To the Students from the Feb 22, 2013 Foreclosure Field Trip at SKCAR Bellevue

Here are some links to websites and other information we will review in class. Here’s the brand new lawsuit, U.S. v. BOA…..accused of fraudulent reps and warrants on loans sold to Fannie/Freddie. Here’s the 61 page WA StateForeclosure Resource and Prevention Guide. This was published by Rob McKenna’s office and is a pretty good resource document. […]

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To the Students from the Short Sales for Listing Brokers Class at SKCAR Bellevue on Nov 20, 2012

Here are some links to websites and other information we reviewed in class. Here’s a link to the WA State Bar Assoc and info on help for free legal aid for homeowners facing foreclosure. Want more info on the 50-state Attorneys General lawsuit settlement? Here you go…plus a news article on how the settlement starts the clock on short […]

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To the Students from the Sept 11, 2012 class: Short Sales for Selling Brokers at Yakima Realtors

Here are some links to websites and other information we reviewed in class. Here’s a link to the WA State Bar Assoc and info on help for free legal aid for homeowners facing foreclosure. Want more info on the 50-state Attorneys General lawsuit settlement? Here you go…plus a news article on how the settlement starts the […]

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To the Students from the April 16, 2012 Clients Behaving Badly class at SKCAR Bellevue

Hi Everyone, Here are links to some of the things we will reference in class this coming Monday. Here’s the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. Here’s the full article on Shawn Portmann from The Stranger. The FBI’s Fraud Perpetrator Profile paints an interesting picture… Facts and figures for our quiz came from here and here. Here’s the […]

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To the Students from the Feb 2, 2012 Class at JLS Univ Place “Loan Mod,Short Sale or Foreclosure?”

Here are some recent statistics from Seattle Bubble on Notice of Trustee Sales, Trustee Deeds, and Warranty Deeds for the Tri-County area. By the way, Tim Ellis offers these stats in report format here. Here’s a link to the graph gallery which is where I find those great graphs on delinquency statistics at the beginning of the class. Here’s the IRS website […]

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