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Exhibit 10.10

 

Loan Purchase Agreement

 

This Agreement, dated as of 4/16, is made by and between Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., a New York corporation (“Countrywide”), and Home Loan Center, a CA corporation (“Seller”), for mutual considerations set forth herein.

 

Countrywide agrees to purchase certain loans secured by real property, together with the servicing thereof (the “Loans”), from Seller under Countrywide’s mortgage loan programs, and Seller agrees to sell to Countrywide certain such Loans pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein and in Countrywide’s Correspondent Lending Division Loan Purchase Program Seller’s Manual, as amended from time to time (the “Manual”). In connection therewith, the parties agree as follows:

 

1. ELIGIBLE LOANS

 

A.   Only those Loans fully complying with the standards for Conforming Conventional, Jumbo Conventional, Government and Second Mortgage Loan Programs set forth in the Mortgage Programs section of the Manual are eligible for purchase under this Agreement. Seller must be approved, qualified and/or licensed to originate such Loans.

 

B.    Seller shall fully underwrite each Loan prior to submission to Countrywide in accordance with Underwriting Guidelines and Lending Requirements sections of the Manual, or, if available, use a Countrywide-approved automated underwriting system for underwriting the Loan.

 

C.    Seller shall be responsible for assuring that Loans submitted to Countrywide comply with all terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Manual.

 

2. COMMITMENT TO PURCHASE LOANS

 

The procedure pursuant to which Seller may commit to sell a Loan to Countrywide is detailed in the Loan Registration section of the Manual. For purposes of this Agreement, Countrywide and Seller define a best effort commitment to be a mandatory commitment if the Loan closes. Countrywide will confirm the conditions of the sale of the Loan to Countrywide by delivering a confirmation (“Commitment”) to Seller which sets forth the terms of the transaction, including the price Countrywide will pay for each Loan, as determined pursuant to the Pricing standards set forth in the Manual (the “Purchase Price”). The terms of the Commitment, including the Purchase Price, shall be in effect for the period of time requested by Seller and approved by Countrywide (the “Commitment Period”). If Seller is approved by Countrywide to sell Loans to Countrywide on a bulk sale basis, Countrywide and Seller shall execute the Addendum to Loan Purchase Agreement (Bulk Sales) which shall be attached to and incorporated into this Agreement by reference.

 

3. UNDERWRITING AND PROPERTY APPRAISAL

 

A. Countrywide shall have the right, but not the obligation, to underwrite any Loan submitted for purchase pursuant to this Agreement, or otherwise insure that any Loan submitted for purchase complies with all terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Manual; provided that neither the existence nor the exercise of this right shall affect in any way Seller’s obligations hereunder, including without limitation, Seller’s repurchase obligations under Section 7 hereof and Seller’s hold harmless obligations under Section 9 hereof. The applicable procedures are set forth in the Prior Approval section of the Manual.

 

B.   Seller shall deliver to Countrywide an appraisal of the real estate security for each such Loan, signed by a qualified appraiser, as defined in the Manual, prior to Countrywide’s approval to purchase such Loan.

 

4. DELIVERY OF LOAN DOCUMENTATION

 

A Loan shall be deemed delivered to Countrywide if: (A) it is received by Countrywide within the Commitment Period; (B) it is in compliance with the requirements set forth in the Delivery of Closed Loans and Funding Documentation sections of the Manual; and (C) there are no outstanding conditions which would prevent Countrywide from funding the purchase of the Loan. Failure by Seller to deliver to Countrywide within 120 days from the date a Loan was purchased one or more of the original documents specified in the Delivery of Closed Loans section of the Manual shall result in assessment by Countrywide of a fee of $50 per month for each month, after the initial 120 day period, during which one or more of such documents is outstanding, i.e., has not been delivered to Countrywide for any period of time during the month. Such fee shall be $50 regardless of the number of such documents. Failure by Seller to deliver to Countrywide one or more of the original documents specified in the Delivery of Closed Loans section of the Manual within 270 days from the date the Loan was purchased by Countrywide shall obligate Seller to repurchase the Loan pursuant to the provisions of Section 7 of this Agreement.

 

5. PAYMENT OF PURCHASE PRICE AND SELLER’S WIRE INSTRUCTIONS

 

Countrywide shall, after receipt of a Loan documentation package which fully complies with the requirements of the Manual, deliver the Purchase Price (less any fees or discounts due to Countrywide) set forth in the applicable Commitment to Seller in accordance with Seller’s wire instructions or in accordance with any ballee letter or trust receipt submitted with the Loan, as determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Countrywide.

 

 

 

 

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6. SELLER’S OBLIGATIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

A.   Seller represents and warrants to Countrywide as to each Loan offered for sale under this Agreement that as of the date of Countrywide’s purchase of such Loan:

 

(1)    The Loan documents have been duly executed by the trustor/mortgagor, acknowledged and recorded; each Loan is valid and complies with all criteria contained in the Manual; the note and deed of trust/mortgage constitute the entire Agreement between the trustor/mortgagor and the beneficiary/mortgagee, and there is no verbal understanding or written modification which would affect the terms of the note or the deed of trust/mortgage except by written instrument delivered and expressly made known to the beneficiary/mortgagee and recorded if recording is necessary to protect the interests of the beneficiary/mortgagee.

 

(2)    Seller is the sole owner of the Loan and has authority to sell , transfer and assign the same on the terms set forth herein and in the Manual. There has been no assignment, sale or hypothecation thereof by Seller, except the usual hypothecation of the documents in connection with Seller’s normal banking transactions in the conduct of its business.

 

(3)    The full principal amount of the Loan has been advanced to the trustor/mortgagor, either by payment directly to such person or by payment made on such person’s request or approval. The unpaid principal balance of the Loan is as represented by Seller. All costs, fees and expenses incurred in making, closing and recording the Loan have been paid. No part of the mortgaged property has been released from the lien of the Loan, the terms of the Loan have in no way been changed or modified, and the Loan is current and not in default.

 

(4)    Each Loan is a valid first lien or, if specifically approved by Countrywide, a valid second lien on the mortgaged property, and the mortgaged property is free and clear of all encumbrances and liens having priority over the lien of such Loan, except for the first lien, if applicable, and liens for real estate taxes and special assessments not yet due and payable and those exceptions allowed in connection with Government Loans and other exceptions set forth in the Manual.

 

(5)    The mortgaged property is free and clear of all mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens or liens in the nature thereof, and no rights are outstanding that under law could give rise to any such lien, nor is Seller aware of any facts which could give rise to any such lien.

 

(6)    Each Loan which Seller represents to be insured or guaranteed is, or will within 120 days from the date of delivery of such Loan to Countrywide be, so insured or guaranteed. No action has been taken or failed to have been taken which has resulted or will result in an exclusion from, denial of, or defense to, coverage under such insurance or guarantee; and all conditions within the control of Seller as to the validity of the insurance or guaranty as required by the National Housing Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations thereunder, or as required by the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 and the rules and regulations thereunder, or imposed by the mortgage insurance companies or other insurers have been properly satisfied, and said insurance or guaranty is valid and enforceable.

 

(7)    All federal and state laws, rules and regulations applicable to the mortgage Loans have been complied with, including but not limited to: the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Flood Disaster Protection Act, the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act including the Truth-in-Lending and Equal Credit Opportunity Acts, and all applicable statutes or regulations governing fraud, lack of consideration, unconscionability, consumer credit transactions or interest charges.

 

(8)    No Loan is the subject of, and Seller is not aware of any facts which could give rise to, litigation which could affect Countrywide’s ability to enforce the terms of the obligation or its rights under the mortgage documents.

 

(9)    There is in force for each Loan either (a) a paid-up title insurance policy on the Loan issued by a Countrywide approved title company in an amount at least equal to the outstanding principal balance of the Loan or (b) an attorney’s mortgage lien opinion. (Negatively amortizing loans require additional coverage.)

 

(10) There is in force for each Loan valid hazard insurance policy coverage and, where applicable, valid flood insurance policy coverage, and such coverages meet the requirements of Countrywide specified in the Manual.

 

(11) Seller will record the corporate assignment in the name of Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. at the time the deed of trust/mortgage is recorded, and the assignment of the Loan from Seller to Countrywide shall be valid and enforceable.

 

(12) The borrower has no rights of rescission, set-offs, counter-claims or defenses to the note or deed of trust/mortgage securing the note arising from the acts and/or omissions of Seller.

 

(13) Seller has no knowledge that any improvement located on or being part of the mortgaged property is in violation of any applicable zoning law or regulation.

 

(14) All improvements included for the purpose of determining the appraised value of the mortgaged property lie wholly within the boundaries and building restriction lines of such property, and no improvements on adjoining properties encroach upon the mortgaged property.

 

(15) There is no proceeding pending for total or partial condemnation of any mortgaged property and said property is free of substantial damage (including, but not limited to, any damage by fire, earthquake, windstorm, vandalism or other casualty) and in good repair.

 

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(16) Seller has no knowledge of any circumstances or conditions with respect to any Loan, mortgaged property, trustor/mortgagor or trustor’s/mortgagor’s credit standing that reasonably could be expected to cause private institutional investors to regard any Loan as an unacceptable investment, cause any Loan to become delinquent or adversely affect the value or marketability of the Loan.

 

(17) All documents submitted are genuine. All other representations as to each such Loan are true and correct and meet the requirements and specifications of all parts of this Agreement and the Manual.

 

B. Seller represents and warrants to Countrywide that as of the date first set forth above and as of the date of Countrywide’s purchase of each Loan hereunder:

 

(1)    Seller is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its state of incorporation and is qualified and/or licensed as necessary to transact business, including the originating and selling of mortgage loans, and is in good standing in each state where the property securing a Loan is located.

 

(2)    Seller has the full power and authority to hold and sell each Loan; and neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement, nor the acquisition or origination of the Loans, nor the sale of the Loans, nor the consummation of the transactions contemplated herein, nor the fulfillment of or compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement will conflict with, or result in a breach of any term, condition or provision of, Seller’s certificate of incorporation or by-laws, any license


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