Buying a home is a huge decision. There are lots of questions to ask and pros and cons to weigh before you ever commit to making an offer. But, it’s the financial decisions you made before you started shopping—and the story they tell about you—that could prove to be just as critical. Obtain a copy […]
Student loan debt have you worried about applying for a mortgage? It isn’t the loan itself that can affect your mortgage qualifications, but the amount you owe on that loan compared to your income, as well as the amount of the mortgage itself. Here are some basic factors that your lender will consider. The Job […]
In most cases, mortgage loan originators look into your past, present, and likely future to determine if you qualify for a home mortgage. They look at your payment history, your credit score (which takes years to develop), your income for the year, and more. Many of these factors are difficult to change by the time […]
Your credit score. Your down payment. Your closing costs. You may already know about the many different considerations and factors that go into owning a home. But you may not know about one of the most important terms of all: Loan-to-Value ratio, or LTV. What is LTV? The LTV plays a critical role in […]
Whether you’re considering buying your first home or a long-time homeowner, the mortgage process can feel intimidating and confusing. Much of this is due to mortgage-related terms that aren’t well-understood by the general public. To help you become better prepared for your mortgage process, here are some important mortgage-related terms and their definitions. Amortization Schedule […]
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