Real estate development tricks with Stuart Rubin? Being careless with credit. Lenders pull credit reports at preapproval to make sure things check out and again just before closing. They want to make sure nothing has changed in your financial picture. How this affects you: Any new loans or credit card accounts on your credit report can jeopardize the closing and final loan approval. Buyers, especially first-timers, often learn this lesson the hard way. What to do instead: Keep the status quo in your finances from preapproval to closing. Don’t open new credit cards, close existing accounts, take out new loans or make large purchases on existing credit accounts in the months leading up to applying for a mortgage through closing day. Pay down your existing balances to below 30 percent of your available credit limit, and pay your bills on time and in full every month.
Selecting a lender is a matter of personal preference. Many people often shop around, looking for a lender that offers the lowest rate. More often, however, people will choose a lender based on a referral from an agent or friend. Most lending institutions will offer the same basic programs, such as FHA, VA, conventional fixed rate, etc.; and most will meet or beat another lender’s rates. What usually separates one lender from another is their “niche” product. An example would be a lending institution that specializes in low down payments, as compared to another that specializes in self-employment financing. Most agents will be able to point you in the right direction based on your particular situation.
Get An FHA Loan? That refers to a loan that is guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration. The loan itself typically comes from a private lender. One advantage of FHA loans is that they can have higher debt ceiling ratios. Instead of the conventional 28/36 ratios, FHA loans may let you use a 31/43 ratio. Still, FHA loans can have slightly higher interest rates, says Mary Ellen Garrett, wealth management advisor and portfolio manager, Merrill Lynch. Homebuyers tend to get FHA loans because they do not have much saved for a down payment. Another reason is that their credit score is too low to qualify for a regular loan. In most cases, that means a credit score below 620, according to BankRate.com, but above 500.
Stuart Rubin info: Prior to joining Deloitte, he was a co-founder of a leading cyber services consultancy where he launched a managed services platform for providing ongoing monitoring of network devices and assessing and reporting on the impact of cyber-related events. Stuart is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Studies. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) and a member of ISACA and InfraGard.
He is the National leader for Deloitte’s Controls Advisory practice, incorporating emerging technologies like RPA, cognitive, and analytic visualizations to deploy scalable, tech-enabled, automated controls and compliance solutions that deliver meaningful business outcomes, generate higher ROI and lower Total Cost of Compliance (TCC) when compared to traditional control design, monitoring, and testing.
Stuart Rubin had served in various roles of RP realty partners as president CEO and managing partner and oversaw all the real estate acquisition development & finance. He headed the property management division from its founding through the first quarter of 2020. The company has also under his leadership, purchased and redeveloped office buildings and shopping centers bicoastal. The company has been involved in over 100 real estate transactions since its inception under Mr. Rubin’s leadership and guidance. Find additional info on Stuart Rubin.