For the first time ever in my career, I had to contact a client to tell them that the Good Faith Estimate that I had provided him earlier today is no longer valid. This is a person who was getting ready to buy a condo utilizing an 80/20 and stated income. His mid credit score is above 750.
I received an email just after 7:00 p.m. tonight from Greenpoint Mortgage (more of an “alt-a” than a subprime lender) stating that all 80/20 mortgages must be funded by the end of this month. Regardless of how high the credit score is or even if the loan is “full doc”, Greenpoint, along with many lenders, is pulling in the reigns tight.
Just another warning to double check your preapprovals if you’re planning on buying zero down, stated income, interest only…even if you’re not considered subprime.