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  1. Crickets so far. I heard 1 Jan 20 for the effective date as well. There is a lot of guidance that needs to be hashed out and published still. Marty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. The VA issues you a certificate of eligibility (COE) based on your service history used to qualify you. When applying for a COE you list your component (AD, Reserves, or Guard) along with dates of service. You then may need to provide supporting documentation (ie. statement of service letter from your CC or a proof of service letter from vMPF) if the VA doesn't already have the documentation in their automated system. Your funding fee will then be based off the COE they issue. There is an entitlement code on the top left of the COE which is typically 5, 10, 11. 11 is someone who earned it through the reserves and 10 is active duty. If you're an activated reservist on title 10 orders (not for training) you can get qualified using the active duty funding fee if you meet the criteria. (2yrs or 90 days wartime/181 days peacetime) The VA uses manual M26-1 Chap 7 to determine how you've earned your entitlement which goes into a lot more detail on the subject. It's worth reading to save the money if you think you qualify. Your lender can go into the VA system and submit a correction for you. https://benefits.va.gov/WARMS/docs/admin26/m26_01/CertificateofEligibilityandEntitlementFINAL.docx Might be a red flag if you have to teach your broker how to do a VA loan though. There are a lot rules/processes on VA loans which might bit you later if your broker doesn't know what he/she is doing. Good luck! Marty
  3. Amy gave some good info. I'd also add the VA to Conventional refi option. If you want to keep the house but still need to free up your entitlement you can refi it into a conventional loan and do a one time restoration of your VA entitlement once you close on the refi. You'd want to close on the refi before going under contract on the new house so you get the lowest rate (primary residence vs an investment property). You'd have closing costs on the refi but some states don't tax refi's so closing costs can be reasonable. If you're going to an expensive area (DC, Cali, etc) and think you'll need a jumbo loan (over $484,350) than freeing up your VA is the way to go. VA jumbo's require little to no down payment and our jumbo rates are super low compared to other lenders. If you don't need your full entitlement to buy the new place then I'd just calculate how much entitlement you have left and then bring the 25% difference of the purchase price - entitlement remaining. This could vary well be the cheapest option. I've attached a VA entitlement calculation example/worksheet. The simplest way to figure out what is the best move is to just give me or Jon a call. Happy to talk through any scenarios. Better to start exploring options well before you need to execute. Cheers! Marty marty@mythl.com cell: 850-346-0250 guaranty_calculation_examples.pdf
  4. You’re not missing anything. Jon’s total interest was based off paying it off at 20yrs and not with a disciplined extra payment every month from the start. If you made the difference in principle payment from the beginning and never missed it then you are 100% correct. Most people are not as disciplined as a Marine to make extra payments diligently every month along the way. They throw lump payments in towards the end or randomly sprinkled throughout so they end up paying more in interest even though they paid it off in 20yrs. Getting the 20yr mortgage from the start forces the borrower to be disciplined but that’s not for everyone. You both are right, but as a former Navy guy I’ll side with you;) Marty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. You’re welcome! Love to work with you in the future! I like Josh because his first quote is his best and he doesn’t play the used car salesmen game. About the most unethical thing I see in this business is lenders quoting high in hopes that the person doesn’t shop around and then when they do they say “well send me their quote and I’ll see what I can do” or “I’ll talk to Sr. management”. So the 90% who don’t shop around get screwed and the 10% get a quote that barely matches or beats by maybe a couple hundred bucks the quote of the ethical guy who was upfront from the beginning. I’ve been doing this for 15+ years and this exact scenario plays out like a record. When this conversation starts do yourself a favor and just run away. Any company that treats anyone, let along a veteran should be ashamed of themselves. Best quote upfront + great service = a great lender. That’s been Trident’s model since I started it and it’s not changing as long as I own the company. Off my soap box...let me know how it turns out with Josh. I only want to refer you guys to the best I can find in states we’re not licensed in. Marty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Only heard great things about Josh in AZ! Recently referred another baseops guy to him and got great feedback. Great service and a great rate. I’d definitely shop the loan with him. Marty Josh Goldberg Mortgage Planner Direct: 480-459-4516 Cell: 480-510-6350 EFax: 480-718-7980 Main office: 480-459-4500 Josh.Goldberg@barrettfinancial.com Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Longest we do is 90 days and there is no cost to lock. 30-60 days locks typically give the best rate/pricing. Depending on the situation we can do a 90 day hedge lock and then float you down for free at the 30-45 day point if rates/pricing are better. Best thing is just to call us and talk through what you’re looking to do. Marty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hey RASH, Have him give Jon a call or email. He’s our loan officer licensed in WA. We’re typically .25-.375 lower than the national average on conventional loans, but Jon can work up some specific rates for him. We’ll make sure to give him the best deal we can. Try to make it as painless as possible. Marty Jon: 850-377-1114, jk@mythl.com Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Thank you Sir! Jon’s team devoted to our Baseops loans has been doing a fantastic job! Bri is incredibly knowledgeable and she’s always ready to fight for our clients! It’s a great time to get a mortgage with rates dropping due to the market decline. Also if you have a 4.5% rate or above you should consider seeing if a refi makes sense. Yesterday we started seeing 3.875% no points on 30yr VAs. We’re still sitting .375-.5% below all the big names doing VA loans. Cheers! Marty Jon’s contact info: jk@mythl.com Cell: 850-377-1114 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Just letting you guys know that the VA just announced the increase in the loan limit to $484,350 for any loan closing after 1 Jan '19 that we were expecting. That's just the standard limit and many counties have higher loan limits which you can look up here: https://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/purchaseco_loan_limits.asp You can still buy above the loan limit but you need to put down 25% of the difference between the limit and the purchase price. Also, if you're looking for some simple tricks on how to get a lower interest rate check out the article Jon wrote for the Dec issue of Aero Crew News (page 24) https://www.aerocrewnews.com/acn/2018/12-ACN-Dec-2018.pdf Enjoy the holidays! Marty
  11. We’d be happy to help you! We’re .5% lower than the 2 biggest VA lenders in the country when I checked their websites on Fri. Give Jon a call (850-377-1114 or jk@mythl.com) and he’ll get you pointed in the right direction. Marty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks for sharing Amy! I’m sure the VA will follow suit in the new couple weeks too. In addition to raising the limit it also gives you more buying power if you need a second VA loan. For example if your first VA loan was for $200K, you will now be able to rent your first property out and get a second VA loan on a new property for up to $284,350 with zero down. Same situation but you’re buying in a high rent district and the county limit is 726k you can get a second use VA for up to 526k with zero down. If the house costs more than the entitlement you have left then you just need to put down 25% of the difference between the purchase price and the entitlement you have left. Cheers! Marty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Trident recently worked with Danny (info below). He was a good guy. It’s definitely a seller’s market so you should do good. Good luck! Let me know if I can do anything for you. Marty Danny Force Realtor at DFW Legacy Real Estate Group 817-903-5442 danny@dannyforce.com http://www.dannyforce.com Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Absolutely! Shoot Jon an email with the address (jk@mythl.com) and we’ll get it to you. Also ask a realtor for a CMA (comparative market analysis). It’s a similar product but on the realtor end of things. Between those two you should have a good idea of what to list your place for. Let me know if you need anything else. Marty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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