So I applied for a FHA loan with a local credit union I belong to. I didn’t hear anything for a week, even after sending a couple emails directly to the loan officer. I had emailed the loan officer last winter about my situation (CH13 discharged Aug 2014) and she said it was not a problem. So my Realtor suggested PrimeLending. The loan officer quickly replied, no, I have towait 12 months post discharge. He said go ahead and apply now and he can work on some stuff so we are ready to go in August. So I applied and uploaded financial documents because I had not heard anything from credit union in over a week.
Well, the credit union responds later that day for me to upload some documents and to sign a bunch of disclosures, She sent a GFE and a Truth in Lending doc and some HUD documents. It was about 60 pages plus a nice booklet about financing your first home and all that. Interest rate is 3.375%.
Meanwhile a day or so later, guy from PrimeLending emails that he has good news. He researched some stuff and I can go ahead now with loan and not have to wait the 12 months. But he says there is a mortgage on my credit report but I’m ok as long as it was not foreclosed on. I tell him it was a 2nd mortgage and it was foreclosed on. He asks if I am sure because he thinks I reaffirmed it. I tell him no, it was foreclosed in June, 2011. I send him a snap shot of the court record. He proceeds to look it up for himself. Well, he replies that it was foreclosed on June, 2011 (duh). So I ask if he could send me a GFE. He replies that he cannot because of some HUD paper. He tells me the payment and roughly the total closing costs. I ask about the interest rate because I was given a GFE from another lender for 3.375%.
He replies that he does not know how anyone could offer me that rate and that he is happy to help me but he has spent considerable time already and I need to make my mind up. That kind of honked me off. First off, my realtor already knew I applied at credit union. He said he spoke with his guy at PrimeLending about me. Second, he initially told me he couldn’t even work with me until 12 months post discharge. Maybe he should have a better understanding of the FHA program. And I told him when the foreclosure was. I have the document but it takes 5 minutes to look it up, if that.
I don’t understand how he expects me to make up my mind if he can’t send me the Truth in Lending docs. I did a full application. Gave paystubs, W-2’s, tax forms, rent payments, copy of driver’s license, and all my bank statements. And he pulled my credit.
Primelending is 4%. Both 30 year. No lender assists with the credit union. I thought I was being more fiscally responsible by checking more than one lender.
Was it wrong for me to request the Truth in Lending doc?
Ok, rant over.