WHOM TO CONTACT


Where can I get a list of mortgage brokers?
Where do I get information on correcting loan payments?
Where do I get information on finding the best loan?
Where do I get information on the secondary market?
Where do I get information on VA loans?
Where do I get information on who regulates lenders?

 

Where can I get a list of mortgage brokers? [back to top]

For information on mortgage brokers, contact the National Association of Mortgage Brokers 8201 Greensboro Dr., Ste. 300, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 610-9009; namb.org.

 

Where do I get information on correcting loan payments? [back to top]

The following auditing services can do a thorough review of residential mortgages for lender calculation errors:
* Mortgage Monitor, 1100 Summer Street, Samford, 06905; (203) 973-0288; mortgagemonitor.com.
* Loantech, Box 3635, Gaithersburg, MD 20885; (301) 762-7700; loantech.com.

But keep in mind that these services come with a fee, and your lender should be able to work with you to make your own accurate calculation.

 

Where do I get information on finding the best loan? [back to top]

For information on how to find the best home loan for you, check out this booklet:
* "How to Shop for a Mortgage," by the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, 1919 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20006-3404; call (202) 557-2700; mbaa.org.

 

Where do I get information on the secondary market? [back to top]

Two major secondary-market sources are Fannie Mae at (800) 732-6643; fanniemae.com, and Freddie Mac, (800)FREDDIE; freddiemac.com.

 

Where do I get information on VA loans? [back to top]

For information on VA loans, call the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs directly at (800) 827-1000; homeloans.va.gov. Also refer to:
* "To the Home-Buying Veteran."
* "VA Home Loans."

 

Where do I get information on who regulates lenders? [back to top]

The following regulatory bodies oversee lenders:
* Comptroller of the Currency, Compliance Division, Washington, D.C., (202) 874-4800; occ.treas.gov.
* Office of Thrift Supervision, Consumer Affairs, Washington, D.C., (800) 842-6929; ots.treas.gov.
* Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Consumer Affairs, Washington, D.C., (800) 925-4618; fdic.gov.
Your state departments of real estate or commerce also may regulate the lenders in your area.

 

Lou Ann Brannan
Lou Ann Brannan
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