New Seller Finance Bill HR 5301 Gains Support

A new bill to help strengthen the seller finance industry is gaining support. Earlier this year the Seller Finance Coalition announced that HR 5301: The Seller Finance Enhancement Act had been introduced to the 114th U.S. Congress on May 19, 2016. The Bill proposes to increase the number of owner financed transactions exempt from regulation to 24 per year. The number of co-sponsors in Congress has steadily increased to ten.  Congressman Williams outlined his support in the following … [Read more...]

How Dodd Frank Mortgage Laws Apply to Seller Financing

Save the date! New Dodd Frank laws for seller financing and mortgage loan originators take effect January 1, 2014 (*see date revision information below). While it’s not a match made in heaven it’s also not the end of the note buying world as we know it. How Seller Financing Met Dodd Frank In reaction to the mortgage crisis lawmakers passed the Dodd Frank in 2010. This act placed new requirements on loan originators. It also built upon earlier initiatives of the Safe Act of 2008. Lumped into … [Read more...]

Seller Financing Regulation Proposals On Dodd Frank and TILA

It's back... seller financing and purchase money mortgage notes are under attack again! As regulators attempt to sort out the impact of the Dodd Frank Act, Safe Act, and TILA/Regulation Z  laws on seller financing your help is needed. Our efforts had a positive impact once before and we can make a difference again. Urgent News: Seller financing is under regulatory attack and your comments are needed by 10/16/12. This email just came in from the desk Ric Thom, President of Security Escrow. … [Read more...]

Note Buyer Interview With Ric Thom of Security Escrow

Interested in seller financing, real estate contracts, or buying notes in New Mexico? Then you will want to know Ric Thom of Security Escrow, the feature of this month's Note Buyer Interview.  Ric has been servicing and buying real estate contracts in New Mexico for over 25 years. He's also a true owner financing expert that has been actively involved in trying to "make sense" of the HUD Safe Act and Dodd Frank Act. … [Read more...]

Safe Act and HR 4173 Update – Is it Good News for Seller Financing?

A new law exempts up to 3 seller-financed transactions in a 12-month period from mortgage originator licensing requirements. Bill HR 1473, now known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protections Act, was signed into Public Law No: 111-203 on July 21, 2010. A loud outcry was heard across the nation from real estate owners, investors, and note buyers on any restrictions that would limit sellers from using owner financing on property they owned. It seems the lawmakers have … [Read more...]

Fighting to Preserve Owner Financing with the National Association to Protect Private Property Rights

What is Your Livelihood Worth? It’s not a ridiculous question. As you read this, governmental agencies are actively working to eliminate all but the most basic form of owner financing without being a licensed mortgage originator. Now industry leaders have joined efforts in the creation of an association to protect property owners, home buyers, and professionals in the seller-financed industry. … [Read more...]