How to Make VA Loans More Attractive to Sellers

If you are a Realtor working with a seller who is determined not to accept offers from buyers receiving financing in the form of a VA loan because your sellers do not want to pay the buyer’s closing costs; there’s a work around. I am proud of the way VanDyk Mortgage handles a lot of… Continue Reading How to Make VA Loans More Attractive to Sellers

Townhome and Condo Insurance – Be Prepared

While these policies typically protect the exterior from outside walls to roof to common areas…just make sure you’re not going to get stuck with a repair bill for an exception for which you assume you are covered, just because you think you have insurance coverage by the homeowners association.

Closing Costs Gone Wild!

In my opinion, it would be hilarious if it weren’t so tragic; the answer to the original problem was to force everyone to have appraisal management companies. I understand the need for appraisers to have independence from those in loan origination roles, but there has to be a better way that benefits the consumer. Why not enforce the USPAP regulations that appraisers supposedly hold themselves to in the first place?

So with all that being said; why it is that the evil mortgage brokers are the scapegoats? And what color is the sky in their world?