Category Archives: Refinance

HomeStyle Rehab Loan

Fannie Mae HomeStyle Loan

I am sure many of you are asking why I am so driven and passionate about this “HomeStyle” loan program.  Maybe I am crazy?  LOL this is a possibility

For decades many homeowners have not focused on building equity in their home.  In my 30+ years in real estate I believe that creating and building equity in your home is major building block in your family’s financial foundation.  By building equity you can buy up every few (5 – 7) years and after your 2nd or 3rd home sell you will have the home of our dreams without the high monthly payment!

Fannie Mae “HomeStyle” Loan allows up to 50% in remodel / repairs (based on “as completed value”).

Some of the Benefits of a HomeStyle Loan:

  • Ability to explore more home choices for purchase
  • Can immediately add equity to the home
  • Advantageous for the First Time Home Buyer, no need to save up for the home repairs, needs and wants
  • Avoiding high interest rate credit cards for home repairs
  • Borrowers can purchase the appliances they may not own
  • Have the ability to personalize home improvements
  • Get in your desired school district or neighborhood
  • Have more house than you thought you could afford
  • Get the kitchen, bathroom, or office they wanted or needed
  • Remodel a home to fit their needs
  • Monthly mortgage insurance will be based on the estimate value of the home after renovation. And NO upfront funding fee that Government Loan require (FHA, VA & USDA)

The HomeStyle Loan is for both Purchases and Refinances!

To get more details on this loan product click on the link. HomeStyle

Contact me and we will get started on your HomeStyle Loan building equity and your financial future.

An attitude of gratitude creates blessings – Sir John Templeton

Blessings,

Cindy Seely NMLS # 245378

Western Missouri Branch Manager & Licensed  Loan Originator

National Asset Mortgage, LLC NMLS # 836952

(816) 728-1384

1201 N. W. Briarcliff Parkway, Kansas City, Mo 64116

 

Veteran Appreciation Event

Veterans Appreciation Night, Friday, March 24th. Memorial Concert for Benjamin “Squirrel” Kelley.  For details on the even click on the attachment / image below.

Come out and show your appreciation and support for our Veterans. Donations will go to Foundation for Exceptional Warriors.

Thank you to Damien Gunn Band for creating this event and bringing awareness.

Please share this post with your friends in K.C. so the turnout is huge!

On a side note: As a mortgage broker (22+ years) if you connect me with a borrower and notify me of this. I will make a donation to Foundation for Exceptional Warriors after closing.

I am part of Boots Across America and Certified Military Home Specialist with VA Loans.

Certified Military Home Specialist

I recently became a “Certified Military Home Specialist”!  In addition I have become part of “Boots Across America”.

Certified Military Home Specialist Certificate

Certified Military Home Specialist have the knowledge to:

  • Understand military lifestyle
  • Recognize ranks and be familiar with military language
  • Understand how to read the Leave and Earning Statement (LES) and be familiar with factors that affect military pay
  • Know the Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS) and its responsibility
  • Identify housing assistance resources for Servicemembers
  • Understand the regulations that protect Servicemembers (SCRA, USERRA)
    Foreclosure Prevention & Housing Assistance Resources
  • Understand Special Situations: What happens to an injured Servicemember’s entitlements

    Boots Across America, I am committed to making a difference in the lives of our servicemen and women and their families.  To develop the skills and ability necessary to serve those who serve us.

Thank you to all those who have served the United States of America!

 

 

Update on What Credit Score is Needed to Buy or Refinance a Home???

Credit PigI get ask this question a lot and wrote a blog on this back in October 2013 and since the lending industry does change often I thought I would update you on Lender Requirements on credit scores.

Lenders have become a little more open when it comes to their credit score requirement, typically now it is 620 for government (FHA, VA & USDA) loans.  Conventional loan requirements for credit scores are typically higher than government, this is due to the face that government loans are “guaranteed” or “insured” by the government.  So that lessens the lenders risk.

The credit score the lenders go off of is your middle score of the 3 credit scores they get when they pull your credit.  If the loan has more than 1 borrower the lender will go off of the lower of the 2 middle scores.

The higher your credit score is the smoother the loan will be underwritten “typically” and the better your interest rate.  So someone with a 760 mid score typically gets a better rate than someone with a 620 mid score.  The reasoning behind this is risk factor, the lower your score the higher the risk taken by the lender to extend the mortgage loan to you.

The down payment amount / percentage plays into the approval!  Let’s say you have a 640 credit score and you will be putting 40% down on your new home.  Since the lender is taking less of a risk the chances are pretty good that you will be approved.  The larger down payment lessens the lender’s risk and they are more open to doing the loan.  This of course is contingent on what derogatory credit is reporting on your credit report.

While some lenders say they will loan to borrowers with scores lower than 600 but I have yet to see one close.  I am from Missouri and “You have to Show Me”!!! LOL

Bottom-line you will need a middle credit score of 620 or higher.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and I will answer.

 

Blessings,

Cindy Seely

NMLS # 245378, Mo 10-1649-MLO, Ks 0009720

 

 

 

 

Late Update

Celebration Happy, Happy, HAPPY!!!!!!!  

I wanted to let everyone know that in May 2014 I took a new position with a new company.  I am the Western Missouri Manager & Loan Officer with National Asset Mortgage “America’s Finance Professionals”.

I am so blessed to have been given this opportunity in life.  National Asset Mortgage is a mortgage broker licensed in 35+ states!  😀

So if you are looking to buy that new home or are ready to refinance give me a call and let’s talk.

Also if you know of someone who is looking for mortgage loan please send them my way, I would really appreciate it.

Blessings,

Cindy Seely

Western Missouri Manager & Loan Officer

National Asset Mortgage, L.L.C. NMLS# 836952

NMLS # 245378, Mo 10-1649-MLO, Ks 0009720