Carrington’s $1,500 On-Time Closing Promise

We close purchase loans on time backed by our $1,500 Promise

Give peace of mind to your clients with Carrington’s On-Time Closing Promise for qualifying home purchase loans.

Carrington will process any qualifying purchase loan—from the time a loan file is submitted to underwriting—meeting the on-time closing date identified as the Close of Escrow date, or we will apply a closing cost credit of $1,500 to the loan at closing.

Carrington is your go-to lender for serving the underserved borrower by offering government loan programs down to 550. Our expertise and our On-Time Closing Promise may help you close more loans when others can’t.

Offer applies to qualifying purchase loans submitted on or after March 20, 2017.

Qualifying loans close on time or we’ll apply $1,500 in closing cost credit, and that’s a promise. Contact us to learn more about this great offer!

Carrington will process any qualifying purchase loan from the time a loan file is submitted to underwriting and meets the on-time closing date identified as the Close of Escrow date or the company will apply a closing cost credit of $1,500 to the loan at closing. Lender Credit may be restricted based on specific product guidelines. In order to receive the closing cost credit, any delay that causes a purchase loan to not meet the on-time closing date identified as the Close of Escrow date must be due to Carrington’s independent processes. If the delay is due to the broker, borrower, seller’s or any third party’s action or inaction or any other circumstances outside of Carrington’s control, the closing cost offer will be void. This offer excludes some purchase loan programs and property types including USDA loans, 203K Loans, REO Properties, Short Sales, New Construction loans, manufactured homes, loans requiring property repairs, engineers inspection, or re-inspection prior to closing, loans requiring condo approvals and flips. The minimum allowable time from a complete purchase loan file at loan approval to the Close of Escrow date is 25 calendar days and all “prior to docs conditions” must be submitted at least 7 business days prior to consummation. The Close of Escrow date is recorded in Pipeline Manager (aka BrokeriQ) for all qualifying purchase loans. Exclusions apply; contact your Account Executive for details. Offer is subject to revision or cancellation at any time. Applies to qualifying purchase loans submitted on or after March 20, 2017.

Updated 7-28-17

Underwriting Guideline Overlays Update March 1, 2017

 

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (CMS) is pleased to announce the following Underwriting Guideline changes effective March 1, 2017.

Government Loan Programs

CMS FHA Guideline
Overlays

Guideline Updates

Minimum 550 FICO , CMS to CMS
serviced loans minimum 500 FICO for Government streamlines

Removed overlay.

No minimum FICO required for
all Govt Streamlines (FHA Streamline, VA IRRRL and USDA
Streamlined-Assist). This applies to both Retail and Wholesale. A 12 month
current mortgage only rating is required. A FICO score is not required, but
if one is reflected on the mortgage only credit report, FICO’s less than
500 can be disregarded.

Manual Downgrade for FICO 640
and under and DTI > 43, regardless of AUS decision

CMS will continue to obtain
manual UW conditions for LOE of derogatory credit and VOR current for 12
month rating.

However, CMS will not apply
the downgrade requirements for acceptable credit history and allow
following AUS approve/eligible.

The DTI for manual
underwrites will require a second signature.

Cash out limits: < 620
FICO max cash out is limited to $50,000, > 620 FICO is unlimited up to
the max LTV allowed per the program.

Removed overlay.

Follow HUD at 85% LTV
maximum.

Cash out not eligible with
loans having prior modifications

Removed overlay.

Follow HUD requirements for
acceptable payment history according to the modification agreement.

CMS requires residual income >= to
$800, using VA residual income calculations

Removed overlay.

Handwritten pay stubs require
WVOE and signed payroll ledger

Removed requirement for WVOE.

Maintained signed payroll
ledger requirement.

 

 

CMS FHA Guideline Overlays

Guideline Updates

Items paid outside closing
(POC) cannot be included in borrowers MRI

Removed overlay.

Allow POC for appraisal and
credit report, only if documented with cancelled check or bank statement to
source borrower’s own funds and not a credit card or seller contributions.

Manufactured homes:

No alterations or additions to
the original home

Removed overlay.

Manufactured homes with
acceptable alterations or additions must have marketability,
“like” comparables, gross
living area (GLA) and structural engineer’s certificate required.

Manufactured home with an
additional manufactured home on the property

Removed overlay.

Permitted if the 2nd
manufactured home is being used as a storage building, the kitchen is rendered
inoperable and the utilities are disconnected. Follow HUD requirements.

Mixed use properties require
75% of entire building square footage is for residential use

Removed overlay.

Follow HUD requirements for
residential building use.

Unpermitted addition or conversions greater
than 15% of GLA require permits

Removed overlay.

Appraiser must comment if the
addition or conversion meets all local and county building codes. All
additions/ alterations must be in a workman like manner, market acceptance
and have
“like”
comparables
.

Ineligible properties with
Cisterns, or privately hauled water

Removed overlay.

Requirement for both home inspection and
203k Consultant

Updated overlay. If Consultants are
state-approved home inspectors or members of accredited State or National
Home Inspection Associations, home inspections will not be required.

Currently CMS requires the bid prior to
Underwriting for 203k.

Removed the overlay for the Underwriter to
use the bid. The bid will be sent directly to the Appraiser and will be
conditioned accordingly. The Underwriter will just use the cost breakdown to
calculate the loan amount, instead of the bid.

 

 

CMS VA Guideline Overlays:

Guideline Updates

Max cash out to 90% LTV for FICO 550- 619

Allow up to 100% LTV for FICO
550-619.

Require LOE for purpose of cash
out.

Maximum cash out up to 100% LTV
is $5000

No maximum cash out up to 100%
LTV.

Require LOE for the purpose of
cash out.

Requirement for 100% joint
access letter with a non-borrowing spouse

Removed overlay.

 

CMS All
Govt Guideline Overlays

Guideline
Updates

Revolving accounts paid off through closing
must be closed at the Underwriters discretion.

Removed requirement to close
accounts.

Credit procedure for
Manufactured home Affidavit of Affixation (AofA)

Current process requires CMS
associate to execute and notarize the AofA, FedEx to title the day before
closing and record with docs.

Procedure revised to send AofA
with closing documents and a limited POA.

Title or Closing Agent will
execute the AofA document and ensure document gets recorded (if required in
that State).

 

 

Conventional Loan Programs

CMS
Conventional Guideline Overlays:

Guideline
Updates

Transferred appraisal not permitted

Allow
transferred appraisals with proof that transferred appraisals comply with
Appraiser Independence Requirements (AIR)

Condo minimum square footage requirement is
400 square feet

No restriction for minimum square footage;
however, appraiser must confirm that there is no negative impact on
marketability and provide “like” comparables.

Future employment is not permitted

Permit future employment.

Require contract or employment offer at the prior to documents and a paystub prior to
funding.

Full appraisals are required

Removed overlay.

Follow FHLMC Home Value Explorer (HVE)
and/or FNMA Property Inspection Waiver (PIW) for AUS feedback.

Freddie Mac Open Access and DU Refi Plus limited
to Maximum conforming loan amounts

Removed overlay.

Follow Open Access and DU Refi Plus for AUS
Approve/Eligible findings.

Open Access investment properties are
ineligible

Removed overlay.

Allow investment properties meeting all
FHLMC guide requirements.

95% Maximum LTV

Launch FNMA HomeReady on 3/1 with 97% LTV

Financed Mortgage Insurance (MI) is not
eligible

Removed overlay.

CMS will permit financed MI.

Rent loss insurance is required for 2-4
unit primary properties and all 1-4 unit investment properties when rental
income from the subject property is used to qualify borrower.

Removed overlay.

Rent loss insurance will not be required.

Appraisal updates are not acceptable to CMS

Removed overlay.

Allow for appraisal updates following
guidelines.

 

 

CMS
Conventional Guideline Overlays:

Guideline
Updates

Flip transactions less than 90 days are
ineligible

Removed overlay.

Allow flips less than 90 days with
Underwriter to review for valid transaction, transfer of title and inflation
of value or sales price to be properly supported.

Chipping paint on homes built prior to 1976
will need to be repaired.

Removed overlay.

Follow guidance for health and safety if
appraiser comments or part of sale contract.

Minimum two (2) reported credit scores for
each borrower required (matrix)

Removed overlay.

Allow one (1) minimum score for each
borrower with a tri-merge credit report.

Non-Owner Occupant on Cash – Out Refinance
Not Allowed

Removed overlay.

Follow FNMA.

Max Financed properties 6

Removed overlay.

For FNMA only, allow up to 10 maximum
financed properties with 720 minimum FICO.

 

 

 

President’s Day Lock Desk Hours/Closing Calendar

The Lock Desk will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 for Presidents Day, which is a Federal Holiday. Normal lock hours will resume on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Locks that expire on the holiday will automatically roll to the next business day. In addition there are some important disclosure considerations associated with the holiday:

  • Monday, February 20, 2017 cannot be included in the rescission period for refinance transactions.
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 cannot be included in the seven (7) business day waiting period between the between the date the initial Loan Estimate (LE) was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan
  • When re-disclosure of the LE is required, Monday, February 20, 2017 cannot be included in the three (3) day business waiting period between the date the revised LE was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan.

Issues related to locks should be sent via email to lockdesk@carringtonms.com.

Martin Luther King Day Lock Desk Hours

The Lock Desk will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 for Martin Luther King Day, which is a Federal Holiday. Normal lock hours will resume on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Locks that expire on the holiday will automatically roll to the next business day. In addition there are some important disclosure considerations associated with the holiday:

  • Monday, January 16, 2017 cannot be included in the rescission period for refinance transactions.
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 cannot be included in the seven (7) business day waiting period between the between the date the initial Loan Estimate (LE) was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan
  • When re-disclosure of the LE is required, Monday, January 16, 2017 cannot be included in the three (3) day business waiting period between the date the revised LE was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan.

Issues related to locks should be sent via email to lockdesk@carringtonms.com.

December Holiday Season – Operations and Lock Desk Hours

During the holiday season Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (CMS) will observe the following schedule:

  • Friday, December 23, 2016 – MLD open regular business hours
  • Monday, December 26, 2016 – Closed for the Christmas holiday
  • Monday, January 2, 2017 – Closed for New Year’s Day holiday

The Lock Desk will be closed December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017 which are Federal holidays. Due to the holidays, the Lock Desk will be closing early on Friday, December 23, 2016 and Friday, December 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST. Normal Lock Desk hours will resume December 27, 2016 and January 3, 2017.

Rate Locks that expire on the holidays will automatically roll to the next business day. In addition there are some important disclosure considerations associated with the holidays:

  • Monday, December 26, 2016 and Monday January 2, 2017 cannot be included in the rescission period for refinances.
  • Monday, December 26, 2016 and Monday January 2, 2017 cannot be included in the seven (7) business day waiting period between the between the date the initial Loan Estimate (LE) was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan.
  • When re-disclosure of the LE is required, Monday, December 26, 2016 and Monday January 2, 2017 cannot be included in the three (3) day business waiting period between the date the revised LE was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan.

Issues related to locks should be sent via email to lockdesk@carringtonms.com.

Thanksgiving Day – Operations and Lock Desk Hours

The Lock Desk at Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (CMS) will be closed Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Friday, November 25, 2016 in observance of Thanksgiving, which is a federal holiday. Due to the holiday, the Lock Desk will be closing early on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM PST. Normal Lock Desk hours will resume on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Locks that expire on the holiday will automatically roll to the next business day. In addition there are some important disclosure considerations associated with the holiday:

  • Thursday, November 24, 2016 cannot be included in the rescission period for refinance transactions.
  • Thursday, November 24, 2016 cannot be included in the seven (7) business day waiting period between the between the date the initial Loan Estimate (LE) was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan
  • When re-disclosure of the LE is required, Thursday, November 24, 2016 cannot be included in the three (3) day business waiting period between the date the revised LE was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan.

Issues related to locks should be sent via email to lockdesk@carringtonms.com.

Veterans Day – Operations and Lock Desk Hours

The Lock Desk at Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (CMS) will be closed Friday, November 11, 2016 in observance of Veteran’s Day, which is a Federal Holiday.  Normal Lock Desk hours will resume on Monday, November 14, 2016.

Locks that expire on the holiday will automatically roll to the next business day.  In addition, there are some important disclosure considerations associated with the holiday:

·         Friday, November 11, 2016 cannot be included in the rescission period for refinances

·         Friday, November 11, 2016 cannot be included in the seven (7) day business day waiting period between the date the initial Loan Estimate (LE) was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan

·         When re-disclosure of the LE is required, Friday, November 11, 2016 cannot be included in the three (3) day business waiting period between the date the revised LE was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan

Issues related to locks should be sent via email to lockdesk@carringtonms.com.

Columbus Day Holiday – Operations and Lock Desk Hours

The Lock Desk at Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (CMS) will be closed Monday, October 10, 2016 in observance of Columbus Day, which is a Federal Holiday. Normal Lock Desk hours will resume on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Carrington Mortgage Services (CMS) offices will be open normal business hours on Monday, October 10th, 2016.

Locks that expire on the holiday will automatically roll to the next business day. In addition, there are some important disclosure considerations associated with the holiday:

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 cannot be included in the rescission period for refinances
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 cannot be included in the seven (7) day business day waiting period between the date the initial Loan Estimate (LE) was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan
  • When re-disclosure of the LE is required, Monday, October 10, 2016 cannot be included in the three (3) day business waiting period between the date the revised LE was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan

    Issues related to locks should be sent via email to lockdesk@carringtonms.com.

92900-A FHA Loan App Revision

HUD recently revised the Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application (Form HUD 92900-A).  These revisions were made to provide further clarity to loan level certifications on the Addendum form.

Borrower Certification

On the new 92900-A, FHA borrowers must certify their occupancy at item #25-2.  Please make sure this is completed by the borrowers on the initial 92900-A.  This box must be completed for all loan types (refinance and purchase transactions) and not the VA box for occupancy when doing an FHA loan.

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Labor Day Holiday – Operations and Lock Desk Hours

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (CMS) is closed Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day, which is a Federal Holiday. The Lock Desk will be closing early on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST and will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016. Normal Lock Desk hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

Locks that expire on the holiday will automatically roll to the next business day.In addition there are some important disclosure considerations associated with the holiday:

  • Monday, September 5, 2016 cannot be included in the rescission period for refinances
  • Monday, September 5, 2016 cannot be included in the seven (7) business day waiting period between the date the initial Loan Estimate (LE) was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan
  • When re-disclosure of the LE is required, Monday, September 5, 2016 cannot be included in the three (3) business day waiting period between the date the revised LE was provided to the borrower and the consummation of the loan

Issues related to locks should be sent via email to lockdesk@carringtonms.com

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