August 28, 2013 — The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Gary Thomas:"The re-proposed Qualified Residential Mortgage rule announced this morning is a victory for homebuyers and the future of homeownership in this country. This version of the QRM rule will give creditworthy buyers access to safe and affordable loan products without overly burdensome downpayment requirements.
"The new standards, which align with those applied to Qualified Mortgages, are stringent enough to protect consumers from unscrupulous lending practices while also creating new opportunities for private capital to reestablish itself as part of a robust and competitive mortgage market."Realtors® were among the most vocal opponents of the first QRM rule proposed in April 2011 because it would have denied millions of creditworthy Americans access to the lowest cost and safest mortgages. We applaud the regulators for removing the 20 percent downpayment requirement and for adopting reasonable credit and debt-to-income standards."In addition to the main proposal that we support today, regulators introduced an unfavorable alternative that would require buyers to put 30 percent down to qualify for a QRM loan, a restrictive measure that dramatically favors the wealthy. Research shows that it would take the average American more than 25 years to save enough money to buy a modest home with a 30 percent downpayment."Realtors® will continue to oppose any regulation that requires unreasonably high downpayments from consumers. We are committed to working on behalf of America’s hardworking families to ensure that anyone who is able and willing to assume the responsibilities of owning a home has the opportunity to pursue that dream, now and into the future."For more information and analysis of the QRM rule, visit the Qualified Residential Mortgage and Risk Retention topic page on Realtor.org.The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Author:Mike Nolan Phone: 252-207-4898 Dated: August 28th 2013 Views: 5,769 About Mike: Mike is the Broker-in-Charge of Waterfront Properties OBX and has been successfully involved in real...
Waterfront Properties OBX is a privately owned company specializing in sales, leasing and land development of residential and commercial real estate on the Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX).
Michael P. Nolan, Broker-in-Charge, has been successfully involved in real estate on the OBX since 1989. Mike was involved in the initial and / or development of the following premier communities and businesses located on OBX: Pirates Cove, Corolla Light, The Currituck Club, Pine Island, Old Nags Head Place, The Berkley Manor, Beachside Landing, Ocean Trail Realty and Ocracoke Island Realty to name a few.
Mike was the first resident of Pirates Cove community in 1988. He toured Rees Jones, famed golf course architect, the first time Rees saw the property now known as The Currituck Club on Feb. 18, 1995. Mike managed the sales and marketing while Rees Jones, Inc designed and developed The Currituck Club golf course from a combination of dense woods and sand dunes into one of the top 50 new resort golf courses in North America by Golf Digest magazine in 1997. Mike also developed Old Nags Head Place, a community of homes located within Nags Head with an architectural design reminiscent of the original Nags Head landscape, with cedar siding, exposed rafters and preservation of the indigenous live oakes within the community
From Corolla to Ocracoke Island, Mike's expertise in all facets of real estate sales, development, leasing and investment are available for buyers, sellers and investors to explore the many opportunities the OBX has to offer
"Entering into the Outer banks real estate market was a new and at times nerve wracking venture for my husband and I. Mike Nolan's years of experience not just as an agent but as an expert: on the market, the do's and don'ts based on our price point and intended use of the property was obvious and comforting. Although you can't remove the desire to sell from a "salesman," Mike never made us feel pushed or pressured. We felt he was in it for the long haul and was committed to helping us find exactly what we were looking for regardless the timeline. Mike worked diligently on our behalf before-through and after the sale. He proved he would go the extra mile, even when it meant shoveling horse poop off our new driveway so we didn't have to. That is true customer service."