I have heard that it it best to get some things done sooner rather than later but this one takes it to another level….
Some borrowers won’t let even a death in the family stop them from a refinance transaction. I had a notary that received a job from one of his trusty signing companies. He confirmed everything and prepared his documents. On the day of the signing he received a last minute call stating that the borrower had a death in the family but they were going to proceed with the closing at the agreed upon time.
So, our notary arrived at the house as scheduled not only to find that there indeed was a death; the female borrower had sadly lost her mother. It was apparent that she was distraught and he could see that she had been crying, but she insisted that she wanted to proceed anyway. So our notary pulled out the tools of the trade and got ID’s logged in and proceeded to start to pass the docs down the assembly line for signature and initials. However about ever two or so docs the door bell would ring a family member and/or friend would start to come bearing food, gifts of condolence. So as the visitors would come the female borrower would stop the signing and get up go to the door greet her quests as they came to pay their respects. They would offer their sympathy and condolences and then tears would begin to flow again. ANd she would come back to the signing table and begin to sign again. Needless to say this went on for over two hours. Boy, all I can say is the signing agent on this one was a trooper. It seems that the motivator for this borrower to sign no matter what was a 30 year fixed at 3.8 or so. I guess who could blame her. Life does goes on….
So It seems a great interest rate no matter what the circumstances (good or bad) will never stop some borrowers from signing loan docs.
Until next time!