Tag: <span>Assets</span>

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Pre-qualification v. pre-approval, what is the difference? A pre-qualification is based on information provided to the loan originator. The information could be as simple as a conversation about your income, assets, and debts, to providing the supporting documentation. A pre-approval is where an underwriter reviews your file, including the loan application, credit report, income and...

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SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND LOAN QUALIFICATION

After the mortgage crisis, there was a perception that self-employed individuals could not get loans; this was plain wrong. If you were self-employed, you could get a loan but the lenders looked at your net income, not your gross income to qualify; the same holds true today. However, if you write off all of your...

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DISCLOSURE

Tell us everything before you do anything, tell us your story, then we can get the best loan for you. Over the years, we have told our clients to tell us everything about their scenario. We want to see their income, credit report, assets, bank accounts, investment accounts, retirement accounts, and real estate owned. We...

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DODD-FRANK ACT

The Dodd-Frank Act includes a provision that a borrower must show an ability-to-repay a mortgage to qualify. It seems silly that a law had to be passed with this provision in it as you would think someone would not make a loan unless they knew it was going to be paid back. Nevertheless, this law...

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THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO GET APPROVED FOR A LOAN

There are many different ways to get approved for a loan today. Dodd-Frank legislated there must be an ability-to-repay the loan (as if this needed to be legislated). As a result, lenders took a strict interpretation of this rule. In order to qualify, you had to be a salaried employee, or if self-employed have a...

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FINANCING THE RETAIL ASSET

From a financing perspective, the retail sector continues to be challenged, but there are good gems to be acquired too. From a lender’s perspective, there are particular challenges to retail deals getting done: • lease roll overs, • expiring leases with no backfill identified, • downward pressure on retailer credit, • lack of transparency on retail...

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HOW TO QUALIFY WITHOUT A JOB

The Dodd-Frank Act includes a provision that a borrower must show an ability-to-repay a mortgage to qualify. It seems silly that a law had to be passed with this provision in it as you would think someone would not make a loan unless they knew it was going to be paid back. Nevertheless, this law...