Category: Change The Law

CFPB issues mortgage underwriting standards: down payment requirement to come

The qualified mortgage was envisioned to protect the market from bubbling out of control again due to Wall Street financing. But it is the qualified residential mortgage (QRM) that will ultimately ensure consistent market stability for years to come, by determining the new down payment requirement.

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Zestimates are great conversation starters with sellers and buyers. Zillow has done more for our bottom line than NAR ever has or will. Don’t fight the current of the river, learn to run with it. Disruption is inevitable in any industry that is fragmented or inefficient. Granted, it does feel like armchair experts and platforms are plentiful in real estate these days, but when the tide rolls out we will see the value proposition of the truest professionals in this industry shine once again.

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