Published On September 4th, 2012

Interest rates on home loans are extremely low, but does that mean you should refinance? At what point should you do it? It's not always obvious because getting a new loan isn't free. There are costs that must be absorbed by the homeowner. You need to consider the change in interest rates, the length of the loan, and the closing costs. It's simple math after that.

Published On February 13th, 2012

If you have a mortgage with one of the lenders below you can use the contact information to reach the person at the lender that should be able to direct you to the special terms or programs available to help you avoid foreclosure or to come to a solution regarding your delinquent mortgage.

The contacts should be able to handle Short Sales, Foreclosures, Forebearances, Loan Modifications, Repayments, Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure arrangements, etc.

Published On February 3rd, 2012

The Obama administration has proposed a national refinance plan in an effort to stimulate the housing market by helping those homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages, or owe more on their loan than what the home is currently worth. Based on the proposal, the program would be available to responsible mortgage borrowers…and could save them up to $3,000 a year if they were to partake in the program.

Published On November 18th, 2011

You can scarcely turn on the TV without seeing ads for reverse mortgages. They’re touted as a great tool for cash-strapped seniors to tap their home equity to pay off bills while remaining in their homes with no monthly mortgage payments. Although that may be true for some people, these complicated and costly loans aren’t right for everyone, so it pays to do your homework.

Published On November 3rd, 2011

You may have heard that President Obama plans to open up refinancing to more homeowners who are underwater. First, it’s important to realize that the president’s proposal is not a new program, but a revision to the current Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). However there are some big changes that you can let people know if they ask you.

Published On August 5th, 2011

Your mortgage is just one element of your financial plan. And, if you’re making large credit card payments every month – which means you’re paying more in the long-term in interest on these payments than if you were able to use some of your equity to pay off your debt – than your mortgage is standing on its own, instead of helping you increase your overall worth.

Published On March 20th, 2011

Credit reports have always been important, but they’ve grown even more important in recent years. Now more than ever, you need to make sure you understand what’s on your credit report – and you need to know what steps you can take to improve your score.

Published On December 27th, 2010

Home loan shoppers should see an addition to the application paper blitz starting Jan. 1 — a mandatory alert on how their credit scores might affect the rate quote and terms they receive from their lender. The new disclosure represents the end product of a congressional effort dating to 2003 to make the crucial role played by credit scores in loan pricing more intelligible to consumers, and to alert applicants when negative information in their credit bureau files triggers higher rates…

Published On November 8th, 2010

With foreclosures soaring — and homeowners with unblemished payment histories abruptly walking away from their houses with no warning to lenders — the two major producers of credit scores have begun changing how they evaluate consumers’ risks of default. The revisions could affect you the next time you apply for a loan.

Published On August 23rd, 2010

This summer, Fannie Mae instructed lenders that they should adopt a new policy that would include a second review of an applicant’s credit report just prior to closing. Why? The answer is simple: the credit profile of a borrower may have changed between the time of the initial review of the credit report and the time of closing.


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