General Mortgage Knowledge Flashcards


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Acceptable occupancy types conventional/conforming loans

1. Primary
2. Secondary
3. Non-owner occupied

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Current loan limits, conventional/conforming loans

$510,400
High cost: $765,600

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Conventional/conforming Loans maximum LTV

95% LTV (Purchase & refi)
85% (non-owner occupied)
80% LTV (Cash Out)

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Current loan limits, conventional/conforming loans

$510,400
High cost: $765,600

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Conforming/Conventional Max DTI

28% / 36%

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Conforming/Conventional min FICO score

620

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Conforming/conventional loan late fees

5% of P&I

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Conforming/conventional Loan max seller concessions

3% if LTV > 90.01%
6% if LTV = 75.01-90%
9% if LTV ≤ 75%

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Typical cost of PMI

0.5% to 1% of loan amount

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PMI stands for

Private Mortgage Insurance

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PMI is removed at what LTV?

78% LTV
Borrower can request removal at 80% LTV

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MI (Mortgage Insurance) formula

Loan Amount x MI Rate ÷ 12

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AUS stands for

Automated Underwriting System

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FNMA & FHLMC AUS

FNMA: DU and DO
FHLMC: LPA

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FNMA & FHLMC Application Forms

FNMA: 1003/URLA
FHLMC: Form 65

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GNMA stands for

Government National Mortgage Association
AKA Ginnie Mae

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GNMA insures/guarantees these types of loan products

FHA
VA
USDA

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FHA stands for

Federal Housing Administration

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VA stands for

Veterans Affairs

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USDA stands for

United States Department of Agriculture

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FHA Loan minimum credit score

580
500-579 if LTV < 90%

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FHA Late Fee %

4% of P&I

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FHA Maximum LTV

Purchase: 96.5% LTV
Refinance: 97.75% LTV
Cash out: 80% LTV

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FHA Maximum DTI

31% / 43%

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FHA MIP (Mortgage Insurance Premium) if LTV < 90%

11 years

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# of years FHA MIP if LTV > 90%

Life of loan

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FHA UFMIP %

1.75%

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VA Loan maximum LTV

100%

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VA Loan maximum DTI

41% / 41%

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Maximum origination fee for VA loan

1%

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Types of loans that always require an escrow account

FHA, VA, USDA

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Types of loans that are assumable

FHA
VA

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VA Late Fee %

4% of P&I

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VA Funding Fee for 1st time usage with 0% down payment

2.3%

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VA Funding Fee with > 5% down payment

1.65%

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VA Funding Fee with > 10% down payment

1.4%

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VA Funding Fee for IRRRL

0.5%

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VA Funding Fee for purchase transactions (subsequent usage) with 0% down

3.6%

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VA Funding Fee for cash-out refi (first use)

2.3%

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VA Funding Fee for cash-out refi (subsequent use)

3.6%

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Exemptions from VA funding fee (2)

- Veterans who have service-connected disability (10%+)
- Surviving spouse of veteran who died during service or as a result of service

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The Residual Income Qualification Test includes this in addition back-end debt

1. State, federal and social security taxes
2. Estimated utilities
3. Childcare expenses

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COE stands for

Certificate Of Eligibility

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USDA Guarantee Fee %

1%

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USDA Loan maximum DTI

29% / 41%

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USDA Loan only offered in these areas

Rural areas, population of 35,000 or less

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USDA loan late fees

4% of P&I

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Types of 2nd liens (3)

1. HEL
2. HELOC
3. Purchasemoney 2nd AKA Piggyback

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HEL stands for

Home Equity Loan

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HELOC stands for

Home Equity Line Of Credit

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4 examples of conventional/non-conforming loans

1. Jumbo
2. Alt-A
3. Subprime
4. 2nd liens

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ARM stands for

Adjustable Rate Mortgage

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# of years ARM loan must be

30 years

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Meaning of ARM CAP expression
For example: 2/2/5

Initial rate cap/Periodic rate cap/lifetime rate cap

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2 items that make up fully indexed rate

Index + Margin

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3 most common indexes

1. COFI
2. LIBOR:London InterBank Offered Rate
3. T-BILL/CMT:Treasury Bill Index/Constant Maturity Treasury Index

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COFI stands for

San Francisco 11th district Cost of Funds Index

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LIBOR stands for

London InterBank Offered Rate

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T-BILL/CMT stands for

Treasury BILL Index / Constant Maturity Treasury Index

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Balloon Mortgage Minimum term (years)

5 years

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Balloon Mortgage main features (3)

1. Do not full amortize
2. Last month payment is remaining balance (balloon payment)
3. 5-year minimum term

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Construction loan payments typically start ___ after loan consummation

6-24 months

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Take-out loan definition

Long-term financing that replaces short-term interim financing (ex: construction loans)

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GPM stands for

Graduated Payment Mortgage

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The final rate on a GPM is also known as the ___ rate.

note

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HECM stands for

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (Reverse Mortgage)

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Borrower’s must be __ years or older to be eligible for a HECM (reverse mortgage)

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