How to Detect a Dishonest Mortgage Loan Officer

Some Red Flags for Doctors and Others to Consider

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Mortgage loan officers with questionable ethical standards profited sweetly during the go-go years of the real estate boom, mostly by pushing risky loans to borrowers who didn’t necessarily have what it took to qualify for one the honest way.

The Red Flags

Now, thanks to new legislation and regulations, predatory loan officers are all but out of business. But. that doesn’t necessarily mean you should trust your lender wholeheartedly.

Here are some of the red flags that your loan officer may not be completely honest with you — along with signs that they do have your best interest at heart.




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7 Responses

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    The new Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is asking the public to vote on two draft designs for the mortgage disclosure form.

    The goal is to make it easier for the borrower to understand the loan terms. They call it “Know What You Owe.”

    Ann Miller RN MHA


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    Increase signals banks are moving more aggressively against borrowers who have fallen behind on mortgage payments … doctors beware!



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    Yep, the number of American homeowners with negative equity is up to 28.6%, but foreclosures are down, according to Zillow.

    Home prices down in three-fourths of U.S. markets

    Third-quarter data shows sales up in all 50 states, but prices continued to fall in most areas. Distressed sales are still a big part of the market.



  4. Proposed mortgage settlement offers little relief for homeowners

    A proposed $25 billion settlement between five big banks, state attorneys general and the Obama administration may help resolve some of the thornier legal issues surrounding the mortgage mess that caused the housing market to collapse.

    But, it will do relatively little to stop the ongoing wave of home foreclosures or revive the deeply depressed housing market.



  5. Banks square in mortgage fraud crosshairs again

    In the Wild West of the ongoing mortgage mess, there’s a new sheriff in town. And, he’s not handing “Get Out of Jail Free” cards in return for a $25 billion check.

    The appointment of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to head a special task force that will investigate mortgage fraud marks a turning point in a year-long effort to resolve a wave of legal challenges to abusive and illegal foreclosure practices.

    Any thoughts?



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