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Applying for a mortgage pre-approval and your credit score

Mortgage pre-approval is needed in order to make an Offer in our area. Anyone without one appears disorganized, at best, and is likely to be written off by a seller as not worthy of consideration, at worst. The first question from a seller or seller’s agent about an offer is “How much?” The second is

By |2022-07-06T10:10:44-04:00July 13th, 2022|Categories: buying process, Mortgage matters|Tags: , |

Getting Ready to Buy? How’s Your Credit Score

There is a logic to the way the lenders choose who can borrow for a mortgage. Since 2014, mortgage loans have standard guidelines that require that any mortgage borrower be able to prove that they can repay their loan. Lenders document income, but also debt. How you have been handling debt will affect your mortgage

By |2022-01-03T19:11:20-05:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: buying process|Tags: , , |

Change in credit score calculation coming soon

Mortgage underwriting change. What does it mean to you? There’s a new version of credit analysis that will be part of the approval process. Changes will start having an effect when the new Fannie Mae Desktop Underwriter* launches June 25th.  It will allow lenders to discern between applicants who carry balances on credit cards vs.

When should I apply for a mortgage pre-approval?

Mortgage pre-approval is needed in order to make an Offer in our area. Anyone without one appears disorganized, at best, and is likely to be written off by a seller as not worthy of consideration, at worst. The first question from a seller or seller's agent about an offer is "How much?" The second is