Underwriting Q & A’s

May 17, 2017

Q & A | Can a disabled veteran pay zero taxes on their homestead?

Q: Can a disabled veteran pay zero taxes on their homestead? A: Yes, the Texas Tax Code contains the following statute: Sec. 11.131. RESIDENCE HOMESTEAD OF […]
April 19, 2017

Q & A | What are some of the most common misconceptions about Texas probate/estates encountered with underwriting calls?

Q: What are some of the most common misconceptions about Texas probate/estates encountered with underwriting calls? A: Some of the most common areas of confusion encountered […]
March 15, 2017

Underwriting Q&A | When receipting a contract and earnest money, is it acceptable to receive and/or deliver an option fee?

Q: When receipting a contract and earnest money, is it acceptable to receive and/or deliver an option fee? A: Delivery by the Realtor to the title […]
February 15, 2017

Underwriting Q&A | When closing a sale or refinance transaction for clients who have a HARP loan in addition to their primary mortgage, is the payoff statement for the HARP loan included in the payoff statement received by the primary lender?

Q: When closing a sale or refinance transaction for clients who have a HARP loan in addition to their primary mortgage, is the payoff statement for […]
December 14, 2016

Underwriting Q & A | How Do I Handle Overtime Now?

Below is an excerpt of a recent article regarding the recent nationwide injunction affecting employers across the country issued by  U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant. […]
November 16, 2016

Underwriting Q & A | May we pay the property taxes in Texas for 2016 and insure that 2017 taxes are “not yet due and payable”?

Q:   May we pay the property taxes in Texas for 2016 and insure that 2017 taxes are “not yet due and payable”? A:  Short Answer is […]
October 19, 2016

Underwriting Q & A | When should the term “pro forma” be used in connection with the name of a party on a real estate document?

Q: When should the term “pro forma” be used in connection with the name of a party on a real estate document? A: The term “pro […]
September 21, 2016

Underwriting Q & A | Have there been any updates to TRID?

Q:  Have there been any updates to TRID? A: No. However, the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) has proposed various amendments to disclosure requirements under TRID. […]