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Mortgage Processing Underwriting

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1. Purpose is to report on structural defects

2. Bases the value of a property on the prices paid for similar - or comparable - properties in the area that have recently sold

3. Results from factors outside and surrounding the property - such as zoning - blight - high taxes - and pollution - and is - therefore - almost always incurable

4. Results from loss of functionality due to basic construction techniques used - as well as inadequacy - outdatedness - or overadequacy in a building

5. The present cost of constructing a new substitute structure that is an exact replica of the existing structure

6. Request a statement of the reasons for the adverse action from the lender and obtain a copy of his credit report from the credit bureau - if the adverse action was based on information in that report

7. A written report of an appraiser's informed - objective opinion or estimate of the market value of the property that is security for the loan - as of a specified date

8. Used to appraise properties that produce rental income

9. The present cost of constructing a new substitute structure equal to the existing structure in quality and utility - but using current construction methods - materials - design and layout

10. Collateral - Capital - Capacity - Character (Credit history)

11. Net adjustments should not exceed 15% of the sales price - gross adjustments should not exceed 25% of the sales price

12. The spread between the interest rate in the loan and the par interest rate paid by the purchaser of a sold loan

13. Used by a real estate agent to estimate an appropriate sales price for an owner wanting to list his property for sale - is not acceptable as an appraisal for underwriting purposes

14. A summary of the information on the application for the underwriter

15. Commitment to issue a title insurance policy - provided certain conditions are cleared prior to closing

16. Estimates the value of the land and the depreciated value of the improvements on the land separately and adds the two values to arrive at an estimate of the property's total value - most often used for new construction and churches and public service

17. Multiplying a property's estimated monthly rent by an appropriate multiplier - the multiplier is derived by dividing the sales prices of comparable houses that have sold by their monthly rents

18. Involves liquidation of assets to cancel debts so a person can start fresh

19. The title company agrees to pay the insured a specific amount for a loss resulting from a claim caused by a defect in the title that had not been excluded in the policy

20. Freddie Mac's automated underwriting system

21. Last two years the most important

22. Involves implementing a payment plan over three to five years to pay off the debts

23. Provides that the investor may return the loan to the originating lender if the borrowers default within a specified period of time; there is evidence of loan fraud; the loan does not comply with regulatory requirements.

24. The process of deciding whether to make a loan based on credit - employment - assets and other factors

25. Fannie Mae's automated underwriting system

26. Experian FICO - Equifax BEACON - TransUnion EMPIRICA

27. That have not applied the Home Valuation Code of Conduct to those loans

28. Equal to the cost to replace or reproduce the improvements less depreciation

29. The most probable price a property should bring in a competitive and open market - with the buyer and seller each acting prudently and knowledgably

30. The rate of return the new owner can expect to receive - including an annual rate of return desired on the investment - and a rate of return of the investment necessary to recapture the depreciation of the improvements