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Received a message on my phone about a 203k loan draw inspection needed on Christmas Day in Modesto... no address, no name, just "this is the contractor on the job in Modesto, need an inspection at 3 pm today, I know it is Christmas Day but I really need the cash flow."I was mystified and was lau...
I have a rock foundation, will FHA guarantee the loan?If the foundation is still in tact and has not failed, it is very likely you can get FHA Guaranteed financing with the FHA 203b or the FHA 203k programs. Yes is the short answer.I had one of these years ago that we were appraising, the challen...
I hope you all have great things planned this weekend and Monday. Tomorrow, Saturday we will have fireworks over the lake in Graeagle, CA, Sunday is a parade to celebrate the 4th of July, and everyone relaxes at home on the 4th with their families. Happy 4th of JulyGraeagle is located about 45 mi...
Construction & Demolition waste management FEE Concord, CAThe Building Department of Concord, CA requires a refundable C&D waste management deposit of $2,400. on a project we are doing there which requires 50% of construction or demolition materials have to be kept out of the landfill. Isn't that...
The guideline allows a consultant to charge what is common and typical for that service area.There seems to be some confusion on this issue as when the "new guideline" and that is all it is, a guideline, came out it hadn't fully addressed our draw inspection fees. There are several other issues t...
I find it arrogant when a lender requests demands an invoice for each draw inspection. We point out the guideline to them only to have them say something like "if you want to get paid, you will fill out an invoice". It is an extra step, they add to the process. If they actually read that guidelin...
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, we were fooled again.The bailout was just a bunch of crap. It was never intended to go back to the shareholders, It was and is just another power grab for government control.  Read the entire article Can you believe this... of course you can, with the current administr...
Had a good time at the Plaza Home Mortgage Event for their brokers. We were on hand to provide support for our clients and to answer "Consultant Questions". Ragen Cunningham, their national renovation specialist, was there to make the presentation. These type events are very good to get the whole...
Right from the "new" guidelineThe Mortgagee (lender)  must obtain a written agreement between the Consultant and the Borrower that fully explains the services to be performed and the fees to be charged for each service. The written agreement must disclose to the Borrower that any  inspection perf...
v16 of our award winning software for consultants is now availableUnderwriters voted us the easiest to underwrite by 98:2.The v16 has over 175 improvements over our v10. I talked with someone in MA this morning who is still using our v4, there must be 350-400 improvements over that version. He wi...


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