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This Week’s Winner is April King

This week’s question was ” When does mortgage insurance get canceled on an FHA loan with a 3.5% down payment?”   April King knew the answer was “Never”.

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Week 10’s Winner is Rhonda Kelly

USDA financing can be used for the purchase of a Manufactured Home under what circumstance? Rhonda knew the correct answer was a Manufactured Home that has not been previously occupied. We have other financing options for Manufactured Homes. Call Bill or Justin today with your questions. (910) 791-1337

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Week 8’s Trivia Winner is Kim Anderson

What is the maximum debt-to-income ratio allowed on a VA loan? The correct answer is there is no maximum. VA loan requirements do not state a maximum debt to income (DTI) ratio. However, lenders set there own maximum DTI requirements for these mortgages. Typically, lenders max DTI ratio for VA 41%. However, 41% isn’t a…

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Week 7’s Trivia Winner is Daniel Whited

Per FHA guidelines, medical collections in excess of what amount need to be paid prior to closing? The correct answer is Unlimited. Medical Collections do not need to be paid off.

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Spencer Rhem

This Week’s Winner is Spencer Rhem

The correct answer is FHA. Conventional and VA loans do not call for a foundation inspection unless the appraiser notes that something looks awry. Spencer Rhem played my weekly Mortgage Trivia Contest and won a $15 Chipotle Mexican Grill Gift Certificate.

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The week 5 winner is Melissa Kaempfer!

To answer last week’s question, maximum allowable seller-paid closing costs on FHA and USDA loan is 6% of the purchase price.

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Hannah Babatunde

Week 3’s Winner is Hannah Babatunde

The Correct Answer is: $314,827.00 Congratulations to Hannah Babatunde at Keller Williams for winning this week’s Mortgage Trivia. $314,827.00 is the “NEW” FHA mortgage limit for single-family housing in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties. If you or your customer only has a 3 1/2% down payment, they can qualify for a home valued at…

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Winner Tom Sharpe

Week Two’s Winner is Tom Sharpe

The answer is “NO”, but a borrower cannot have an ownership interest in any other property at the time of closing. Congratulations to Tom Sharpe (past customer) who correctly answered this week’s Mortgage Trivia. There are exceptions to this rule. The borrower may have an ownership interest in another residential property if they do not…

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Winner Gary Ellis

This Week’s Winner is Gary Ellis

The Correct Answer is the Federal Housing Administration Congratulations Gary Ellis from KW Realty for being the first winner in Bill’s Weekly Trivia Contest. The Federal Housing Administration is a United States government agency created in part by the National Housing Act of 1934. The FHA sets standards for construction and underwriting and insures loans…

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Bill on Wect

Bill was on WECT TV News

Bill was interviewed Friday, January 11, 2019 by Caroline Burkard on WECT TV News. Bill Discussed how the Government shut down is affecting the mortgage industry and people’s credit ratings. Check out what he had to say by clicking HERE or on the above image.

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TWAS WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS,

“TWAS A FEW WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, WHEN ALL THROUGH THE OFFICE THE PHONE WAS RINGING WITH NEW APPLICATIONS; IN HOPES THAT WE COULD CLOSE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, WE HAD JUST SETTLED IN FOR THE NORMAL CLOSE, WHEN THE CUSTOMER SENT US ALL THEIR DOCUMENTS IN 24 HOURS, WHEN OUT AND ABOUT THE APPRAISER COMPLETES OUR ORDER IN…

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