Rss Feed
Tweeter button
Facebook button
Technorati button
Reddit button
Myspace button
Linkedin button
Webonews button
Delicious button
Digg button
Flickr button

Posts Tagged ‘atlanta’

Are you ready for the new credit reporting requirements

28 Jul

trended credit pic

Are you ready for the new credit reporting requirements ?

Although we are a hard money lender and do not rely heavily on credit for our loan decisions (we are an asset lender focusing on the property), the new credit reporting requirement are going to have a huge impact.

Fannie Mae/ Freddie Mac, the largest purchasers of mortgages announced they would begin requiring the new credit reports come June 25th.  This is known as “trended credit data” and is going to have drastic impacts on borrowers after June 25th.

I was alerted of the new changes through Equifax and they put out a handy guide that goes through the changes.  Fannie Mae also did a comparison of the new requirements vs. the old ones and there are definitely some big surprises!

  1. What is trended Credit and why does it matter?
  2. What does this change mean for borrowers?
  3. If you are self-employed, hold on to your saddle; Why?
  4. See the full breakout with a link to the Equifax summary and also Fannie/Freddie summary

 What is trended credit and why does it matter? Currently credit reports look at one point in time (the date the credit report is pulled).  The new credit report will look at 24 months of rolling history.  According to Equifax: “It provides a fuller picture of a consumer’s credit behavior, supplementing the traditional moment-in-time credit snapshot with a more dynamic 2-year picture of a consumer’s history of managing revolving accounts. With 24 months of historical data (such as payment and balance), lenders may be able to see how consumers have managed their credit accounts over time, allowing them to better predict future behavior and assess risk.”

 What does this change mean for borrowers? Basically it is going to give more weight on the revolving credit lines and their usage. For example if you have a credit card bill and you pay in full every month you will be a lower risk borrower as opposed to if you pay the minimum every month.  Under the old credit reporting it focused primarily on utilization as opposed to the 24 months of history so if you had a higher utilization even if you paid in full every month your credit score would be lower.  Under the new report, if you do not pay the revolving lines in full and carry a balance from month to month you are deemed higher risk (no real definition of the actual impact percentage wise on the score)

 If you are self-employed, hold onto your saddle; Why? Under the old credit model self-employment itself wasn’t as big of a factor.  Under the new model, self-employment is a significant factor in default risk.  Per Fannie Mae: Self-employment income can vary from year to year, and because of the increased chance of uneven cash flows, self-employment introduces an additional layer of risk to a mortgage loan application that is not present with salaried borrowers. Research has shown that self-employed borrowers tend to default on their mortgages more often than salaried borrowers, when all other risk factors are held constant. DU will take this additional risk into consideration”  Lenders were already factoring this into their analysis to some extent but with the new guidelines self-employment will be an even bigger issue for certain borrowers

  1. Need more information?
    1. Equifax did a nice guide with some frequently asked questions and answers: See PDF of this document
    2. Fannie Mae did a table (Fannie Mae trended credit comparison table) and also all the  full details on their site:


Are you ready for the new credit reporting requireweoffersolutionsimage012

Richard Simpson – Mortgage Consultant
Good Friend Mortgage Inc.

1500 Abbey Court
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Web site:
404-788-4420 – Mobile
404-919-7545 – Office

NMLS# 1068719 GRMA# 38328
Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee# 18978
Branch NMLS#: 160318

Comments Off on Are you ready for the new credit reporting requirements

Posted in GFM ATL GA


Georgia Realtors become a partner with with Good Friend Mortgage’s Co-Marketing program

19 Jul

Expand your Portfolio and Sell more homes

Richard Simpson – Mortgage Consultant  web site www.GoodFriendMortgage


Good Friend provides quality custom Open House flyers (printed and electronic) for your marketing needs. The fliers provide 3 pricing options to help buyers visualize the ability to make that payment for that home

Send to renters, fence sitters and those still in the process of getting ready. Co-Marketed flyers for your selected Open House custom created for you!

Good Friend provides Open House signage for the event as well as complimentary refreshments and snacks

As co-marketer, Good Friend provides an industry expert that can pre-approve potential buyers for the Open House property or to purchase another listing

Together we expand our portfolios, helping provide value-add services to each potential buyer that attends the open house event

We recommend the realtor purchase balloons and stage/prepare the home for the open house event







404-919-7545- OFFICE

·       We also provide: Co-Branded Home Buyer Seminars

·       Credit Access on line for your client

·       Post Cards & Custom Home Brochures

·       Full Page Ads in The Real Estate Book

·       Pre-Approval Letters (even on weekends)

·       Congratulatory Home Warming Gifts

·       Discounts with our Home Buyer Privileges program

·       Sponsor and coordinate Wine Tasting events at luxury listings

Georgia Realtors become a partner with  with Good Friend Mortgage’s Co-Marketing program 

Richard Simpson – Mortgage Consultant  web site www.GoodFriendMortgage

Comments Off on Georgia Realtors become a partner with with Good Friend Mortgage’s Co-Marketing program

Posted in GFM ATL GA


Would you like to find out if a cash out refinance would be beneficial

15 Jul

ATT00008.The number of US mortgage borrowers with at least 20 per cent equity has reached 38 million and
many are taking advantage of the low rates to obtain a cash out refinance.
Would you like to find out if a cash out refinance would be beneficial? Just give me a call and I will help.

Please watch or share the short video with friends and family for an overview of the three most common mortgage types.
When they’re ready, we can run some numbers to see how each of these might look for your situation and if getting cash out would be beneficial.
Many people consider a 30-year fixed rate mortgage to be the only good option. You have other choices, and each has its benefits.

Questions? call Richard Simpson Your Good Friend Mortgage Professional 404-919-7545

404-919-7545 – OFFICE
Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee# 38328 NMLS# 1068719


Comments Off on Would you like to find out if a cash out refinance would be beneficial

Posted in GFM ATL GA