Tag: <span>Mortgage Approval</span>

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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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MORTGAGE APPROVAL: PROPERTY CONDITION

In order to get a mortgage, the property condition must be move-in ready; it must be habitable and safe. I often get asked if there is a list of items the house must have in order to meet the habitability standard, but there is not, as it is on a case-by-case basis. Here is a...