Tag: <span>income</span>

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IS IT STILL A GOOD TIME TO BUY OR REFINANCE A HOME?

“Is now a good time for buying or refinancing a home?”, continues to be one of the most frequently asked questions we hear. When should you start planning for your mortgage? The answer is as soon as you think you will be buying or refinancing a home. Mortgage planning includes analyzing your credit and income...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ADDING A CO-SIGNER?
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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ADDING A CO-SIGNER?

Sometimes, you may not be able to qualify on your own. Have you considered adding a co-signer to help you qualify? If so, the co-signer will have to complete a loan application and will have to qualify, too. Lenders will combine the incomes and debts of both borrowers and base the loan off of the...

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UNDERWRITING A LOAN

When underwriting a loan lenders look at the debt-to-income ratio for a comparison of monthly debts to monthly income, this is a major factor lenders consider. Lenders like to see the ratio at or below 43%, but loans have been approved up to 50%. Example: Let’s say you are salaried and gross $4,000 per month;...

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IF YOU CANNOT QUALIFY

Sometimes, you may not be able to qualify on your own, and may ask someone to sign with you to help you qualify. If so, the co-signer will have to complete a loan application and will have to qualify, too. Lenders will combine the incomes and debts of both borrowers and base the loan off...

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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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LENDER APPROVAL: DEBT-TO-INCOME RATIO

You may have heard of this term when applying for a loan; what does it mean? Debt-to-Income ratio is a comparison of monthly debts to monthly income, this is a major factor lenders consider when underwriting a loan. Lenders like to see the ratio at or below 43%, but loans have been approved up to...

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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...