Mt. Hood Buyers: caution on increased fees coming!
Buyers for Rhododendron, Welches, Brightwood and Government Camp homes, get ready for fee increases coming on Freddie and Fannie Mae loans as of April 1st of this year! Now it's going to cost even more to get a loan even with a great credit score and large down payment.
Shades of the 1980's lending requirements are coming! What does that mean, if you have a down payment of less than 25%, even with a good credit score, you will be charged a three quarter point loan fee.
If you have little or low equity in your home and complete a refinance, the lenders plan on charging a 3% fee. Talk about tightening up the credit! This is really a whole new ballgame. The pendulum has gone completely the other way from the free for all of the past couple of years. The message lenders are giving is SAVE SAVE SAVE. Home ownership will become a very coveted item.
Beware! In this type of lending environment an owner of a home should do everything in their power to hang on to it or it could take a VERY long time to be able to buy again.