A mortgage broker:
Bring lenders and borrowers together.
A mortgage broker brings buyers and lenders together. A mortgage banker originates and services real estate loans.
A conforming loan:
Meets the standard requirements for sale on the secondary market.
Conventional loans are classified as either conforming or non-conforming. The secondary market establishes the maximum loan amount for the various types of conventional loans that are sold to the secondary market. Loan products that fall within the established maximum are known as conforming.
A percentage of the loan charged at the beginning of the loan to increase the lenders yield is referred to as:
The purpose of discount points is to lower the monthly payment by collecting a lump sum of interest money upfront, thereby funding the loan at a lower interest rate for the term of the loan.
_______________ is the payment of discount points to reduce the interest rate.
A buydown is the payment of discount points to buy down (to reduce) The interest rate charge to the borrower.
A REIT is:
An unincorporated association of at least 100 real estate investors.
A real estate investment trust is a business trust set up very much like a corporation where in shares of stock are issued to investors. With a REIT, however, an investor buys shares of a beneficial interest in purchased real estate, primarily commercial, and only the shareholder pays tax on earned income.
APR refers to:
The base interest rate plus any charges that are part of the total cost to the borrower.
The annual percentage rate is the base interest rate plus any applicable fees, charges, closing costs, points, etc. that are part of the total cost to a borrower. It tells a borrower the total cost of financing a loan in percentage terms, as a relationship of the total finance charges to the total amount financed.
In an adjustable rate mortgage, the difference between the index rate and the interest rate charged to the borrower is known as the:
Loans that meet the standard requirements of the secondary mortgage market are known as:
Loan products that fall within the established maximum loan amounts set by the secondary market or known as conforming loans.
The relationship between the loan amount and the sales price or appraised value of the property (whichever is less) is the:
The loan to value ratio represents the percentage amount of the lower of sales price or appraisal value the lender is willing to loan. An 80% loan would represent the lenders willingness to loan 80% of the sales price or appraisal value, which ever is less.
A veteran who wants a VA loan must be in possession of a __________________________ obtained from the Department of veteran affairs.
Certificate of eligibility.
A certificate of eligibility ensures the lender that the veteran meets the basic military requirement of eligibility for a VA loan.
Generally, FHA loans:
Require a mortgage insurance premium and have less stringent qualifying guidelines.
FHA loans are insured by FHA and not directly funded.
Loans with a loan to value ratio that exceeds 80% generally require: be a down payment
Private mortgage insurance (PMI).
The Department of Veterans Affairs will issue a _______________ based upon the results of an approved appraisal.
Certificate of reasonable value (CRV).
The department of Veterans Affairs issues a certificate of reasonable value following an approved appraisal, which sets forth the current market value based upon the appraisal.
The truth in lending act is implemented by:
The Federal Reserve Board’s regulation Z implements the truth in lending act.
Which of the following fees will impact the actual annual percentage rate (APR)?
Loan origination fees, discount points, and by downs.
A loan structure to gradually pay off the entire debt by regular installment payments of principal and interest is known as a:
Fully amortized loan.
The real estate settlement procedures act (RESPA):
Is a federal law that governs residential real estate closings, requires institutional lenders to make disclosures to loan applicants regarding closing costs, and requires escrow agents to prepare a HUD-1 settlement statement.
This federal law regulates the closing of most residential loans with the main goal of the legislation to provide borrowers with full disclosure as to their closing costs so they can effectively choose the best loan options. RESPA requires that a uniform settlement statement (HUD-1) be used on all included transactions.
When the interest rate charged to the borrower is adjusted at specified intervals, the payment:
May increase or decrease along with the interest rate.
The most popular FHA loan program is:
Section 203 (b).
The FHA section 203B loan program is the most popular FHA loan program and is the basis for other FHA loan programs.
The following loans are generally assumable buy any buyer under specified conditions:
VA and FHA loans.
VA and FHA loans are assumable by any purchaser who passes a credit check. Conventional loans are rarely assumable.