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Mortgage Processing Underwriting

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

2. 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

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

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

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

6. 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

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

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

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

10. 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

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

12. 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

13. Used to appraise properties that produce rental income

14. Experian FICO - Equifax BEACON - TransUnion EMPIRICA

15. 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

16. Freddie Mac's automated underwriting system

17. 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

18. 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

19. Last two years the most important

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

21. Fannie Mae's automated underwriting system

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

23. 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

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

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

26. Purpose is to report on structural defects

27. 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.

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

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

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