One in Five Loans to be Disqualified by CFPB?

phoenix homesThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – CFPB.

Useless? Maybe.

Waste of money? Possibly.

Keeping busy? Definitely.

For instance, they’ve written a whole guide book for the “Qualified Mortgage” that’s supposed to keep folks like you and me from being taken advantage of. It’s meant to make sure the banks play by fair rules and stick to safe lending practices.

Some of the biggest things they want prevent are loans with high fee levels (more than 3%) and APRs.

If you look at what they’re targeting and then take a quick look at the loans available on the market today, you’ll see that almost one fifth of today’s loans will be disqualified next year.

So what’s going to mean for the typical homeowner? Banks are cashing in now on tough lending practices and are hoping they can get a bunch in before they’re shut down.

Is this really the kind of economy we want to see? And is the CFPB going to show up like the gun-slinging sheriff and make it all better? Hard to believe.

But I’ll give them some time to prove themselves. If you run into any of their rules impacting your loans please leave your story here.

Welcome to our New Website – Phoenix Wealth Builders

Hello everyone…we hope you all had a great weekend!

Today, Phoenix Wealth Builders launched a fresh new website for our Home Buyers, Sellers and Investors. Our new website gives you the opportunity to work more closely with us in the Phoenix Real Estate market.

If you are looking to buy a property in Phoenix, please feel free to fill out the form on the “Buy a Home” page. If you are looking to sell your home, then you can fill out the form on the “Sell Your Home” page.

Phoenix Wealth Builders also work with real estate investors across the United States. If you are a first time or experienced investor, there is a form for you as well on the “Investors” page. Once forms are submitted, we will do our best to get in touch with you at our earliest convenience.

Our new website is comprised of other great features, such as our PWB Blog, which provides current and relevant information about the Phoenix Real Estate Market along with general market trends across the country. You can also view our current listings!

Lastly, to show our gratitude and appreciation, our website features a FREE gift! Providing your name and email on the right side of the page enables you to claim our #1 Real Estate eBook, “15 Most Costly Mistakes in Real Estate Investing”.

This is your opportunity to work with the #1 Real Estate Solutions Company in Phoenix!

Your thoughts…?

The Science of Flipping by Justin Colby

the science of flippingHello Everyone, this blog is for all those people out there, who are looking to learn about real estate investing!!

Yes! I said it… REAL ESTATE INVESTING.

Justin Colby has started an all new website that provides tons of information on real estate investing – What to DO.. and What NOT to.. The website showcases weekly podcast series that will help you learn a lot about the Rehab Process, Marketing, Property Investment and the list goes on.

Here is the link to the website: THE SCIENCE OF FLIPPING

So, please comment below and tell us what do you think. See you in our next blog!

Credit Report Errors Can Turn Short Sales into Foreclosures!

phoenix real estate blogIn this digital age computers sometimes have us by the … hard drive. We know what we want the thing to do but for some reason it just doesn’t want to give us the right answer. Computers are dumb that way, and smart too. Pretty frustrating.

But being a technophile I like to give my gadgets the benefit of the doubt. But lately we got pretty annoyed at a computer glitch that through the short sale industry out of whack for a little while.

Basically consumer credit reports were showing short sales as foreclosures!

Imagine that – the two things couldn’t be farther apart from each other but some dumb computer glitch (which is only now being fixed) thought they were the same.

We are sorry but the fact that short sales and foreclosures can even be said in the same breathe makes my blood boil. We don’t care how dumb the computer is there’s just no excuse for it.

We run an honest trade here people. We help banks and homeowners walk away from a bad relationship with dignity and we’re fixing the housing market in a big way. Foreclosures are for the bottom of the barrel when all means have been exhausted.

We think you should go home today and pull up your own credit report and check yourself out. If this happens again you need to bring the roof down. Let us know if you’ve suffered from this “computer error” and what you did about it.

Phoenix Metro Real Estate Market Update August 2013

Here we are at the end of summer and it has been a hot one. Both market and temperatures! Everyone has finished their vacations and school has started for most of the Valley.

The market continues its climb and is making a healthy recovery. It is not quite back to the height of the market but if definitely on its way.

We are now seeing fewer bank owned and short sale listings. A healthy market now exists and inventory levels are around a 3 month supply. Much better than last year as it was down to only a 1.1 month supply! Buyers were being pushed out of the market by cash laden investors. Today’s market is more balance with about the same number of sales as new listings hitting the market.

Buyers need to take advantage of the current prices and interest rates. We know prices should be higher next year and interest rates have, according to the Federal Reserve, should be much higher. There is only so much debt the Fed can buy.

Many sellers are realizing they cannot rely on a Zillow or Trulia estimate for value. Most of the evaluations are off by as much as 40%! Having a BPO(broker price opinion) completed is the best way to truly determine where your home should be priced. Let me provide you one as a courtesy. You’ll be glad you did and it will be great seeing you again!

How to be successful in Real Estate – Justin Colby

Justin Colby describes how to be successful in real estate. One of the things that all business owners go through is the struggle of reaching their goals. Most business owners quit before they ever see the fruits of their labor. I recommend to stay with it. Jason Medley and I discussed that all business owners, no matter what they are selling, go through the same struggles. Stay with what you are doing, don’t quit, no matter how difficult it may seem.

How to be successful in real estate!

How to be successful in real estate. Justin Colby discusses how to be successful in real estate with online marketing. How to find buyers! How to find deals!! Being online today is absolutely crucial. You need to use Facebook, youtube, craigslist, link’n etc. We are finding buyers, we are finding sellers.