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Location: Cincinnati, OH
Age: 38
Occupation: Mortgage Broker
Interests: Feel free to email with any mortgage related questions. I'm only licensed in Ohio, so I won't try selling you on using me for your mortgage (unless of course you are in Ohio :)) tc DOT strait AT gmail.com
Website: http://www.ohiomortgagesolutions.com


T.C. Strait
Ohio Loan Officer / Manager @ Mortgage Broker
NMLS ID 164070
<a href="http://www.ohiomortgagesolutions.com">Ohio Mortgage Solutions</a>
<a href="http://www.ohiofha.com">Ohio FHA Mortgage</a>

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 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Pay down mortgage (remove MIP), invest, save?

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:31 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 465

gets me out of the mortgage insurance (FHA loan) which is $105/mo When did you take this FHA loan out? Few things to consider: OLD RULES (prior to June 3, 2013): FHA required that you pay the MIP for a minimum of 5 years. No paying the loan down to get out of it. NEW RULES (since June 3, 2013): FHA...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: First time homebuyer- do I really need 20%?

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:34 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 11788

Thanks very much for all the thoughtful responses, info, and advice. As some pointed out and as I learned when figuring out the numbers with taxes, common charges, and PMI, $630k was mathematically feasible, but too much. I wanted to question the concept of capping mortgage payments at a certain pe...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: First time homebuyer- do I really need 20%?

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:20 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 11788

In the end, people out there will tell you both that you can afford it (and technically you could), while others will tell you it will cripple you financially (which dependent on your lifestyle and goals it certainly could). That may not necessarily be true. For a conventional loan, generally Fanni...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: First time homebuyer- do I really need 20%?

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:12 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 11788

There are plenty of options for mortgages with less than 20% down. Keep in mind, I do loans in Ohio, so things may be slightly different depending on where you are. Conventional Loans (Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac) can do as little as 5% down. Obviously you will have PMI if less than 20% down payment. Som...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Need advice

 Post subject: Re: Need advice
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:53 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 2501

The refinance fees and realtor commissions take big chunks out of trying to get cash out... Just to clarify, there are no realtor commissions on a refinance. There are no realtors involved. So the only thing you'd be looking at eating into your chunk of cash-out would be the closing costs, which va...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Need advice

 Post subject: Re: Need advice
Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:53 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 2501

Bad idea. Like has been mentioned, you will be capped at 80% of the appraised value most likely. That is the Cash-Out restriction. Most banks will not even offer a higher Loan to Value with PMI for Cash-Out. And given your current rate, it is a terrible idea. Worried about becoming homeless, so incr...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Mortgage payoff strategies?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:00 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Do not do an ARM right now. The Fed is about to raise rates and it could cripple you if you cannot afford the increased monthly payments. You do understand what an ARM is don't you? A 5 year ARM is FIXED for the first 5 years, then it ADJUSTS based on the Index (usually PRIME) plus the Margin. 7 ye...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Why isn't my principle lower or nearly paid off?

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 7:05 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 2523

I'm confident we can refinance at 4-4.5% for 30 years and fork over $400-$600/mo towards principle... I just ran some calculators and we could pay off the home within 10 years by doing this. We've been thinking of refinancing with Quicken Loans... Again based on 30 years refinance, I'm pretty confi...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Sell off investments to stop paying PMI?

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:05 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 9050

Might want to talk to your CPA regarding the PMI being tax deductible. Just another thing to consider before making your decision. Another option would be possibly taking out a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) to pay 10% to get out of PMI. Generally the repayment terms on the HELOC will be interes...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Advice needed....how to deal with a collection on CR

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:49 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 5127

As far as mortgages go, you want to stay away from Manual Underwriting, as that opens the door for the individual underwriter to start trying to use common sense. In my experience, a medical collection, regardless of the size (within reason) and if it is paid or not, should not impact mortgage under...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Just need some overall and refi advice

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:10 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1284

1. Since you have a USDA loan & obviously live in a rural area, the USDA plan is about the only source of cheap rates for a rural homeowner. In other words, most city lenders probably ain't interested. If they are, it's likely to be at a higher rate since you are not their target customer. I wo...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Just need some overall and refi advice

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:06 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Bichon Frise wrote:
You can get an interest rate as low as you like, it's just how much money do you want to pay upfront. In terms of no cost, I do not believe there are options to beat 3.25% right now, regardless of location.

Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: How to pay off mortgage faster? + Get rid of PMI on FHA?

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:59 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 2169

If I add 100-200$ to every payment then it probably won't make a big difference, will it? bdg has you covered in regards to making extra payments. Every little bit helps. 2) Since I bought the house in 2012 I still can get rid of PMI, right? PMI, actually called MIP (Mortgage Insurance Premium) on ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Cost of owning a Home, Townhome, Condo

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:24 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1975

Wanted to conserve more cash. I believe you can refinance and get rid of the FHA premium? Another question do you have to put 20 percent down or can you do 5 10 percent without doing FHA? Currently, with a Conventional Loan you can do 5% down. In the not so distant future you will be able to get a ...
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