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Texas Real Estate Finance
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What is the formula for determining a borrower's total debt service ratio?
(PITI + Long Term Liabilities)/ Gross Monthly Income
Which of the following Statements is true of private mortgage insurance (PMI)?
It may be paid in a lump sum at closing, in some instances.
At an adjustment period, the interest rate for an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is determined by adding what to the index rate?
When an appraiser conducts an appraisal using the cost approach, for which things will he or she use the sales comparison approach to value?
What is another term for negative amortization?
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is part of what other government agency?
Department of Housing and Urban Development
To determine the value of a highly specialized building, like a museum, an appraiser would most likely use and heavily weight which of the following appraisal methods?
What happens in the secondary market?
Real Estate Loans are bought and sold.
In Texas, which of the following is an executory contract?
Which of the following is true of a VA hybrid loan?
It converts to fixed rate loans after three years.
What is not part of the required lender disclosures?
Number of loans originated to women.
What is the minimum down payment that allows a borrower to avoid buying mortgage insurance premium (MIP)?
Which calculations on the Closing Disclosure (aka HUD-1) form are usually completed first?
What effect does a debit to the seller have on charges made to the parties involved in the transaction?
Decreases the amount the seller receives after closing."
Jerry sold his last home five years ago and moved into an apartment. Now Jerry is thinking about buying a home and has seen some great programs for first time home buyers. Will Jerry qualify as a "first time home buyer"? He has owned no other real estate.
Yes, because legally, anyone that has not owned for three years is a first time home buyer.
What effect does a debit to the buyer have on charges made to the parties involved in the transaction?
Increases the amount due from the buyer at closing.
What entity assembles mortgages into pools and issues pass through certificates, multiclass bonds, or other securities to investors in the secondary mortgage market?
Which of the following is NOT one of the principal buyers of real estate loans on the secondary market?
The buyer of a $450,000 residential property obtains 80% loan. The seller, who must pay off the $247,000 remaining on his mortgage, agrees to pay the total 7% commission to the tow real estate firms involved. ABC Realty will receive 4% commission and XYS Realty will receive 3% commission. What is the dollar amount each real estate firm will receive from the sale?
$18,000 to ABC Realty; and $13,500 to XYZ Realty
When was the FHA created?
Fannie Mae's Desktop Underwriter and Freddie Mac's Loan Prospector do NOT use which of the following information in qualifying applicants for conforming loans?
FICO Credit Scores
VA loan may be used for all of the following EXCEPT?
Purchasing an investment property.
What is the amount the VA loan guarantee?
When a loan is paid off in equal monthly payments that contribute to both principal and interest until the entire loan is paid, it is ?
Which of the following statements is true of the electronic underwriting systems provided by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
A borrower wishes to take out an FHA insured loan for a home that has a sales price of $100,000. What is the minimum cash investment (down payment) that the borrower must have in the property?
When does a lock in fee allow the borrower to lock in the fixed rate?
The time of approval
Which of the following terms describes the period of time after the sale of a foreclosed property during which the foreclosed party may still recover the property?
Statutory Redemption Period
What is the 2015 conforming loan limit set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a single family home in Texas?
What is the big difference between seller financing and a contract for deed?
On a contract for deed, the new owner does not title until all the payments are paid.
Which of the following statements are true of construction loans?
They are paid out in a series of installments called draws.
Which of the following statements regarding the Closing Disclosure is true?
The Treasury Department is the executive agency responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the US. The Department is NOT responsible for which of the following activities?
Manufacturing and distributing U.S. coins.
Suppose a borrower has a monthly PITI payment of $650 and other long term liabilities totaling $250 per month. If she makes $3,300 a month, what is her total debt service ratio?
Which of the following is true of interest rates?
When interest rates fall, property values rise.
If a buyer wants to purchase a property from a seller who currently has a mortgage with an interest rate well below the market level, which of the following arrangements would be most beneficial to the borrower?
Receive a wrap around mortgage from the seller.
If a buyer wants to purchase a property from a seller who currently has a mortgage interest rate well below the market level, which of the following arrangements would be most beneficial to the borrower?
Assume the seller's mortgage.
Which one of the following is not one of the three major credit reporting bureaus?
Which professionals are a mortgage group that acts as an intermediary, loaning out money they receive from their investors?
A banker's year, during a leap year, contains how many days?
Some FHA lenders have the authority to approve FHA loans in house. This is called?
What is one discount point?
1 percent of the loan amount
When a lender, in Texas, wants to foreclose on a property for default in payments, the first step is to send the borrower to notice that gives the borrower at least 30 days to cure the default. What must the notice include?
All of these things.
The exact amount to pay,
when the payment must be paid, and where to pay.
Which of the following terms describes a mortgage that has more than one property for collateral?
What is the daily penalty for failure to follow the regulations of the CFPB?
What is a "float to fixed" loan?
A type of loan that allows borrowers to take advantage of lower raters initially and avoid the risk of later rate increases.
What is (are) the qualifying ratio(s) for FHA insured loans?
Housing expense ratio of 36% and total debt service ratio of 41%.
Which of the following clauses in the loan contract allows the lender to foreclose without judicial proceedings?
Power of Sale Clause
What is the responsibility of the U.S. Mint?
Manufacturing and distributing of U.S. Coins
What is a moratorium?
A period during which a lender allows a borrower in financial difficulty to not make principal and/or interest payments.
Which of the following statements is true concerning FHA ARM?
They can convert to fixed rate loans.
Fannie Mae's Desktop Underwriter encourages the applicant to complete a web version of which form?
HUD 1 Settlement Statement
What is (Are) the qualifying income ratio(s) for conforming loans?
Housing expense ratio of 36% and total debt service ratio of 41%.
Which of the following is NOT a legal requirement of all deeds?
Which of the following is NOT one of the three most common types of title insurance?
Deed of Trust Title Insurance
Who does the title of the property belong to when the borrower passes away?
The borrower's heirs.
Which of the following is a legally written contract that transfers a property's title (temporarily in case of default) to a third party as security for a loan?
Deed of Trust
Hazard Insurance covers which one of the following things?
How is a borrower's net worth calculated?
Assets minus liabilities
FHA insured loans, what is the origination fee limit?
Which of the following factors is relevant to an appraisal using the sales comparison approach?
In a title theory state, which party has equitable rights to a property?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has launched a program called?
"know before you buy"
A type of interest paid up front that a lender charges to lower the interest rate is called?
The closing disclosure form that will be required in the fall of 2015 takes the place of?
HUD-1 And the Truth in Lending
A conventional forming loan follows which guidelines?
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Guidelines
Which of the following Acts disallows lenders from asking whether an applicant is widowed or divorced?
Equal Credit Opportunity Act
Which of the following could cause real estate prices to fall?
An increase in interest rates.
The title is in whose name with a deed of trust?
New Owner's name.
Suppose a home owner purchased a three year hazard insurance policy for $2,000. Based upon a banker's year, what is the daily rate for the policy?
If an owner has $225,000 tax appraisal on his property and has a $15,000 homestead exemption and a $10,000 disability exemption he will pay taxes on?
In addition to a $10,000 senior citizen tax deduction in Texas, the school taxes become?
Which of the following loan programs is NOT insured by the FHA?
Which FNMA loan document starts out by saying "I promise to pay"?
If the heirs cannot pay off a debt when the borrower passes away, the lender will foreclose on the property. If the lender loses money, who will have to pay the deficiency?
No one, if it is a non-recourse loan.
If the listing broker and seller agree to a 6 % commission and the listing broker agrees to split the commission with the selling broker 50/50, each company will receive?
Which is the following is an example of a prepaid item?
Hazard insurance paid by the seller.
Which of the following statements is TRUE of the electronic underwriting systems provided by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
They use three bureau, merged credit reports
Which of the following is NOT a common way for a lender to recast the loan of a borrower in financial difficulty after a moratorium?
Extend the term of the loan.
Suppose the borrower wants to qualify for a conforming loan (total debt service ratio 36%) with a monthly PITI payment of $600. She has $300 in other long term obligations. What is the minimum gross monthly income she must make in order to qualify for this loan?
What type of report contains the previous title holders, how the current owner obtained the title, and the location of title records used in the report?
A title search
Which of the following actions is the main focus of FIRPTA?
Purchases of real property from non-U.S. citizens.
What is the purpose of tax service fees?
For a service that checks to make sure tax payments are current
Which of the following mortgages is a common type of open end mortgage?
Which method involves transmitting loan application information from a computer terminal to a major lender's mainframe computer?
Electronic loan transfer
Which of the following features are not available in Texas?
Statutory Redemption Period
Suppose that a borrower has a gross monthly income of $3000 and wants to qualify for a conforming loan (total debt service ratio of 36%) with a monthly PITI payment of $800. What is the minimum amount of additional long-term obligations this borrower may have?
Conventional loans can be?
What are the goals of the consumer financial protection bureau?
Prevent surprises at the closing table AKA "know before you owe"
What is not a property tax incentive?
A transfer of title that is recorded in the public records is an example of?
What is the secondary market investor for agricultural loans?
The Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform Law created an independent agency to set and enforce clear, consistent rules for the financial market place. What is the name of the agency?
Consumer financial protection bureau
Convertible balloon mortgages are usually convertible to which type of mortgage?
Conventional fixed rate mortgaged.
Suppose a lender foreclosure on a property worth $95,000. She bids her total losses $110,000 and receives the property at auction. If the loan was guaranteed by the VA, and the borrower's entitlement was $36,000, how much will the lender receive from the VA?
$15,000 the difference between the property's appraisal value and the lender's losses.
Which of the following statements is TRUE of the FHA's mortgage insurance premiums?
It is required for all FHA loans.
Which is not an example of title limitation?