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  • Misjudging debt ratios – disqualify themselves for home loans

  • Minneapolis, MN: According to a survey by Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group, many consumers think it’s difficult to get a mortgage in today’s market. Debt to income ratio

    And forty five percent of those respondents cite too much existing debt as a top reason. Yet, in that same group, more than half don’t actually know the maximum debt-to-income ratio (DTI) required by lenders for various different home loans.

    The result — potential buyers may be wrongly disqualifying themselves before they even apply for a mortgage.

    That’s why it’s key to provide information, resources, and tools to educate consumers on the mortgage process, and any perceived barriers, including Debt-to-Income guidelines.

    This is also why it is key for the consumer to work with a fully licensed and experienced Loan Officer, versus the more common unlicensed mortgage loan application clerk.

    A highly experienced and licensed Loan Officer can help you determine the best home loan program, and explain the various program rules and guidelines. On a regular basis, I come across clients who think they can’t be approved for a home loan, yet they can.

    On the other hand, I also run across plenty of people who have no chance of getting a home loan today, yet they apply.

    The bottom line is that it never hurts to apply.

    You may be given a pre-approval for your dream home, and if not, you will be given details on how to improve your situation to be able to qualify later.

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