Financing in 07650>Question Details

Elle Choi, Home Buyer in 07740

I need a second opinion on a GFE that I received. Is the broker getting paid from the bank? Are the fees listed to be believed as being reasonable?

Asked by Elle Choi, 07740 Thu Dec 23, 2010

The Lowdown:

Loan Amount: $480,000
Loan Term: 30 years
Initial Interest Rate: 5%
Monthly Amount: $2576.74

Origination Charge: $6790
Credit received: $4800 for interest rate of 5% / -$4800
Adjusted Origination Charges: $1990

Appraisal Fee: $1000
Title Services/Lender's Title Insurance: $2626
Owner's Title: $344
Govt Recording chargers: $550
Deposit for Escrow: $1000
Daily Interest Charges: $1972.60
Homeowner's Insurance: $1500
Charges for All other Settlement Services:$8992.60

Total Settlement Charges: $10,982.60

The APR is 5.059%
I don't understand the Amount Financed and why it is $476787.40 and not $480,000?

any responses greatly appreciated...THANK YOU!

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sound like you are getting hosed by a few thousand dollars., Contact me and I could help
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 16, 2011
The bets answers will come from your loan officer. They can answer the questions of what they charged and why. Your amount financed is the sales price less your down payment and or earnest money deposit.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 24, 2010
I would check with your lender and ask how much the appraisal fee really is. $1000 is a bit much. In california its about 400 to 450 max. Also you can check on the government recording fees on county websites to ensure the 550 is indeed correct. The rest looks business as usual to me but I am not an expert.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 23, 2010
Your best answer will come from a competing local lender. I'm licensed to do loans in WA, but not NJ, so I won't comment on whether these are normal or competitive terms. But when someone approaches me with a written GFE, on a specific date and I know the borrower’s credit score, I can quickly determine how well they line up with what I could offer. If they are already well in process and the rates and fees are competitive, I congratulate them for a good quote and encourage them to contact me if a problem develops. If I can substantially improve the terms, I provide an alternative quote based on the same days rates.
Best of luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 23, 2010
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