Tag: <span>Borrowers</span>

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WHO CALLS THE SHOTS?

The first rule told to me when I started in the mortgage business was, “He who has the gold, makes the rules.” It is very true.   It means, if you are looking for money from someone else to help you finance a property, you have to follow their rules to get the money. If they are...

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CAN I SKIP A PAYMENT, OR TWO?

Have you heard you can “skip” a payment, or maybe even 2 months payments, when you refinance? Is this practice considered tricking the system, or getting away with something? No, in fact, you may be front-loading more cash at closing. This is how it works: The first thing to understand is how a mortgage payment...

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RENTAL INCOME AND LOAN QUALIFICATION

If you own rental properties, you can include the net rental income for qualification. But, how much of this rental income can you include? If you owned the rental for less than a year, and it does not appear on your last tax return, underwriters generally use 75% of the rental income on the lease....