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A complete guide to the CalSTRS 80/17 Home Purchase Program

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Cal Strs Webinar Oct 21st 2008 Master

  1. 1. A Complete Guide to the CalSTRS 80/17 Purchase Loan Originally Presented Tuesday, October 21 st 2008 Presenter: Scott Schang, Broker / President Contact Information: Phone: 866-667-6724 [email_address]
  2. 2. A Complete Guide to the CalSTRS 80/17 Purchase Loan <ul><li>Topics We Will Cover In This Class </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of California Real Estate Market </li></ul><ul><li>A Complete Guide to CalSTRS 80/17 </li></ul><ul><li>Everything you need to know about the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit - Update </li></ul><ul><li>Things you should know about getting started </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Complete Guide to the CalSTRS 80/17 Purchase Loan <ul><li>Topics We Will Cover In This Class </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You may type questions in at any time during the presentation – Questions and Answers Box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loan specialists are standing by to answer your questions during the presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I will answer questions live at end of webinar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The only dumb question the one you don’t ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready? Let’s get Started! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Overview of the California Real Estate Market <ul><li>Being At The Right Place / Right Time </li></ul><ul><li>What it means to be in a Buyer’s Market </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supply and demand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many homes for sale </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Few home buyers in market </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Credit market offers few options </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Why CA Market is a “Perfect Storm” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordability Factor up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Median Home Prices Down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialty Programs for Home Buyers </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Overview of the California Real Estate Market <ul><li>California Housing Affordability Index </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Index used to determine the percentage of families that could afford a home </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Method Used to Determine Affordability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Median Home Prices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interest Rates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Down Payment – 10% used for index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistical Data for area incomes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Value as a Comparative Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordability approaching 2003 numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2003 home sales and affordability 30 year highs </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Overview of the California Real Estate Market
  7. 7. Overview of the California Real Estate Market
  8. 8. Overview of the California Real Estate Market
  9. 9. Overview of the California Real Estate Market
  10. 10. Overview of the California Real Estate Market
  11. 11. Overview of the California Real Estate Market
  12. 12. Overview of the California Real Estate Market <ul><li>Most California home prices have dropped more than 20% since July of 2007 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Overview of the California Real Estate Market <ul><li>Many California home prices have dropped more than 30% since July of 2007 </li></ul>
  14. 14. California Real Estate Market in the News <ul><li>Southern California home sales jump 65 percent in September </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mercury News, Silicon Valley – Oct. 20 th , 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LOS ANGELES — Southern California home sales jumped 65 percent in September from a year ago, as plummeting prices fueled by foreclosures lured more buyers, a real estate tracking firm said Monday. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Last month's median home price in the six-county region fell 33.2 percent to $308,500, compared with $462,000 in September 2007, according to San Diego-based MDA DataQuick. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. A Complete Guide to CalSTRS 80/17 <ul><li>CalSTRS 80/17 Compared to FHA </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Down Payment than FHA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3.5% Down as of October 1 st , 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lower Interest Rates than FHA </li></ul><ul><li>No UPFRONT Mortgage Insurance Premium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FHA increased to 1.75% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No MONTHLY Mortgage Insurance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FHA increased to .55% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FHA vs CalSTRS Closing Costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FHA lower up front / CalSTRS lower total cost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CalSTRS - No cost lock & free float down </li></ul>
  16. 16. A Complete Guide to CalSTRS 80/17 <ul><li>CalSTRS 80/17 – Max Loan Amounts </li></ul><ul><li>30 Year fixed – 1 st & 2 nd </li></ul><ul><li>Conforming Loan Amount </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to $417,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$521,250 Max Purchase Price </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5.75% 30 Year Fixed Rate – Below Market! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jumbo Loan Amount </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to $520,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to $650,000 Max Purchase Price </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7.125% 30 Year Fixed Rate </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. A Complete Guide to CalSTRS 80/17 <ul><li>CalSTRS 80/17 – Loan Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Max 1 st Loan Amount - 80% </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualify on 80% Only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases your purchasing power </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Max 2 nd Loan Amount - 17% </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No payments for first 5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>30 Year fixed rate loan only </li></ul><ul><li>Same interest rate for both loans </li></ul><ul><li>One time free float down </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anytime in first 30 days </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. A Complete Guide to CalSTRS 80/17 <ul><li>CalSTRS 80/17 – Property Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible Properties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Family Residence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Condominiums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planned Urban Development (PUD) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must be owner Occupied </li></ul><ul><li>Must be located in State of California </li></ul><ul><li>Can not own any other properties </li></ul>
  19. 19. A Complete Guide to CalSTRS 80/17 <ul><li>CalSTRS 80/17 – Down Payment </li></ul><ul><li>Down payment requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3% down payment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1% from buyer’s own funds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sources of Down Payment and Closing Costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Down Payment - Borrower's own funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Down Payment - Gift from relative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Down Payment – Grant from government agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing Costs - Seller contributions up to 3% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing Costs - Borrower's own funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing Costs - Gift from relative </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. A Complete Guide to CalSTRS 80/17 <ul><li>CalSTRS 80/17 – Second Mortgage </li></ul><ul><li>Second Mortgage Loan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deferred payments for 5 Years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple interest accrues for deferred period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accrued interest added to principle balance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully amortized over remaining 300 months </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tips for Reducing Payments on Second </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$7,500 Tax Credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay Interest at a minimum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make extra principle payments </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. A Complete Guide to CalSTRS 80/17 <ul><li>Other CalSTRS 80/17 Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>No Income limits </li></ul><ul><li>You do not have to be a first time homebuyer </li></ul><ul><li>You can not own any other properties </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum FICO Scores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>620 for Loan Amounts up to $400,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>680 for Loan Amounts up to $650,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Combined 1 st & 2 nd Loans </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. A Complete Guide to CalSTRS 80/17 <ul><li>CalSTRS 80/17 - What Makes it Different </li></ul><ul><li>Can not buy interest rate down </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Below market / Set by CalSTRS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can not “roll in” closing costs into rate </li></ul><ul><li>Fannie Mae – Pricing Adjustments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Declining Market - .5% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High LTV Flex 97 - .5% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk based credit score pricing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>None at 740 FICO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Much lower cost than FHA but may require more money brought to the closing table </li></ul>
  23. 23. A Complete Guide to CalSTRS 80/17 <ul><li>CalSTRS 80/17 – Review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 3% down payment required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No upfront mortgage insurance premium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No monthly mortgage insurance premium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualify for 80% first mortgage only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17% second mortgage deferred for 5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No income or first time home buyer limits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 3% seller concessions for closing costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work or Teach in California Public school or Community College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rates set by CalSTRS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10/14/08 – 6.75% 30 Year Fixed Only </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. A Complete Guide to CalSTRS 80/17 <ul><li>Bait and Switch “Red Flags” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community programs designed to benefit specific members of the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CalSTRS, CalPERS, CalHFA loans have fixed fixed rates and fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What to watch out for…… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Originally submitted as “Cal” loan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Well into the process – Problem occurs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FHA is presented as solution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loan Approval is automated and instant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conditions include contract and inspections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>CalSTRS loans can close in 2-3 weeks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call me! Call me! Call me! Call me! </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Comparison of All Low and No Down Payment Loans
  26. 26. Everything you need to know about the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit <ul><li>Purchase home between April 1 st 2008 and July 31 st 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Must be first time home buyer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can not have owned in past 3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$7,500 tax credit Regardless of Filing Status* </li></ul><ul><li>Income can not exceed $150,000 for married couple </li></ul><ul><li>Income can not exceed $75,000 for single </li></ul><ul><li>Credit paid back over 15 years </li></ul><ul><li>May be able to claim credit before purchase </li></ul>
  27. 27. Things you should know about getting started <ul><ul><li>Very First Step – Get pre-approved for financing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get pre-approved for the maximum you can qualify for – Be prepared for competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with a buyer’s agent – Fiduciary duties require that your best interests are represented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with a Real Estate Agent that is familiar with these special home purchase programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with a Lender that is already familiar with this program </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Wrap up and Take Aways <ul><ul><li>Home prices have dropped 20-50% and homes are twice as affordable as they were 2 or 3 years ago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California Teachers, Public Employees and First Time Home Buyers have more purchasing power than many other buyers in the market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities like this happen once in a lifetime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate yourself on the process. Do not take anyone’s “word for it”. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Wrap up and Take Aways <ul><ul><li>We are the Lender for all CalSTRS, CalPERS, CalHFA, FHA & VA, Conventional and Jumbo Loans. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can Refer you to a qualified Real Estate Agent in your area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are more than happy to be your “second opinion” if you are already working with someone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are committed to educating and empowering homeowners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please sign up for our Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Receive announcements of upcoming classes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Receive valuable home buyer tips and info </li></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Wrap up and Take Aways <ul><ul><li>You will receive a “Thank You” email that will include all of our contact information for questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will receive links to valuable websites that will keep you on the cutting edge of all the topics covered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Applications and Resources: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Getting Approved for a CalSTRS loan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find a Qualified Real Estate Agent </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contact a loan specialist to answer questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dream home finder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Informative and educational YouTube library </li></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Schedule a Live Teacher Home Buyer Workshop at your School <ul><li>Low Down and No Down Payment Purchase Programs </li></ul><ul><li>What you need to know about short sales and foreclosures </li></ul><ul><li>What you need to know about finding and retaining an Agent </li></ul><ul><li>Tips and hints for making offers and getting them accepted </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the Experts Q & A </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Real Estate Agents and Lender familiar with teacher programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Please call for scheduling </li></ul>
  32. 32. Questions and Answers To schedule a live workshop please contact me: Scott Schang Cell Phone: 714-336-8286 Email: Workshop@PorchLightRES.com Presenter: Scott Schang, Broker / President Contact Information: Phone: 866-667-6724 [email_address]
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