Down Payment Assistance (DPA) is being threatened

Hello Friends and Real Estate Professionals,
You may be aware that Down Payment Assistance (DPA) is being threatened and we only have a couple of days left to prevent this new legislation.
79% of all mortgage transactions year-to-date have been backed by FHA (Federal Housing Administration). Over 80% of these FHA transactions involved some form of seller funded DPA.
If this legislation is approved it will drastically affect, impede and reduce ALL of our abilities to buy, sell or lend on a home.
I would like to ask you all to help by clicking this link http://capwiz.com/nehemia/issues/alert/?alertid=11598811and taking 60 seconds to send out an email that will go to HUD, Congress and our Local Senate Representative. I believe your efforts will help defeat a law that will facilitate a collapse of our local and national industry.
On a side note, while the legislation says no more DPA after Oct 1st 2008, please be aware that we must stipulate the last day of funding if the bill passes be August 29th in order to give time to get the loans sold off of bank lines.
To all Realtors:
We must get these people into houses by August 29th(CORRECTION SEPTEMBER 29TH) to be safe. Franklin Loan Center is a direct endorsement lender for FHA loans, which means we can underwrite FHA loans and prepare loan documents in our local offices. This will save your clients valuable time. Time is running out so please act now and get your FHA buyers off the fence and into their new home before it’s too late. Once Down Payment Assistance is gone, it’s gone. Feel free to call us so we can explain this and forward the information to your buyers to ensure they understand the magnitude of this legislation. It would be our pleasure to help in any way we can; be it marketing your listings, helping your buyers qualify for a loan or simply being an information resource for you.

FHA Direct Endorsement

Dear Friends and Family,

I’d like to take a minute and let you know how the company I work for is staying competitive in this ever-changing market. I’ve found recently that FHA loans are one of the fastest growing loan programs in the market today. I am helping families buy homes with little to no money down. Zero to 3% down is still a possibility even in this difficult market.

Franklin Loan Center has just completed its FHA Direct Endorsement approval process. This means I am now able to process, underwrite, approve, draw loan documents, and fund FHA loans IN-HOUSE with my Team!!! FHA 30 days or less!! This means you get the house you want at low interest rates and payments with my no-hassle loan close guarantee.

The reason I share this with you is because we’ve you may have a friend, co-worker, or family members who have been thinking about buying a house. Let me know if I can help with my FHA program and expert knowledge.

By the way, I am never too busy for any of your FHA Lending Needs.

The markets volatility

The markets volatility sure isn’t loosing any gas and slowing down. That’s right take a look at this week’s newsletter which continues to discuss the market volatility and inflation concerns by investors. What will it take to get oil to $100 a barrel down from $130? Some say a fed funds increase.

Also, have you noticed signs that tomatoes are in trouble? The FDA has warned about salmonella in red raw tomatoes. See below.

Make it a great week and stay hydrated out there! IT’s HOT!

Jobs Report

Attached you will find my current rate sheet for the weekend. These rates have been accumulated from, Chase, Wells Fargo, IndyMac, Countrywide, Citi Mortgage, Wachovia, Everbank, and Washington Mutual. I have handpicked the best rates from all these banks for the most popular loan programs, so that I can ensure you and your clients the very best deal.

Market Update:

Rates ended down for the week by 0.25% on Conforming Loans 30 Fix and stayed about the same for Jumbo 30 yr Fix

Today the jobs report came out with a revision of 80,000 job losses for March. This allows mortgage pricing to stay lower longer. It reported the biggest job loss in five years with the unemployment rate eclipsing the 5% mark.

The jobs report is the economic number with the biggest impact on mortgage rates.

Do you know someone who wants a mortgage at less than 5%? Call me for details.

100% financing to $500,000? Ask me how.

Have a great weekend and by the way, I’m never too busy for any of your mortgage referrals!