Tag: <span>Qualification</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...

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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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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...