Qualifying

Qualifying for a Mortgage on a Condo

When you apply for a mortgage on a condominium there are a whole host of additional considerations the lender must analyze. I like to think of it as two separate approval processes, the approval of your own personal loan and a secondary approval for the condominium complex itself. They take place at the exact same …

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Pre-Approved? You May Need a Second Opinion

Have you already been pre-approved for a mortgage?  If I were, you, I’d call for a “second opinion.” If you have already been pre-approved or pre-qualified for a mortgage on your next home, are you absolutely sure you are getting the best deal? I’m not talking about interest rate either. I’m talking about the structure …

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Automated Underwriting and The Home Mortgage Process

If you have relatively good credit, today’s automated underwriting systems provide a list of only the documentation that is necessary to satisfy the lender. The way it works is that once the lender has your application and has pulled your credit, the file is uploaded to one of three locations, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or …

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