Mortgage Income Calculations

Mortgage income calculations are not hard they are just unique. They are as unique as the applicant’s line of work, and method of compensation. After reading various mortgage articles with questions and answers about the loan process and how income is calculated; it seems only appropriate to generate an article simple to understand. Having been a mortgage underwriter I am … Read more

FHA Closing Cost Explained

Disclosure:  Mortgage policies and guidelines change frequently for all mortgage product; FHA/VA & Conventional. Always check with your lender of choice about their fees before jumping ahead.  When writing here we try to find the most current guidelines to give you the head-up you need. That does not mean that in the interim something could … Read more

How Much Can I Borrow?

  This seems to be a question for many people when contemplating buying a home. It is a fair question and one that needs an answer if you are considering buying a home. Let me give you some details that will be of help to you with the question; “how much can I borrow?” We … Read more

Mortgage Self-Employment Analysis

Self-employment income normally needs a two-year history of receipt to be regarded as stable and ongoing income. Less than two years is “sometimes” accepted.   In mortgage lending, an individual is considered self-employed if he/she owns more than 25% of a business. Self-Employed income analysis requires a history of being self-employed to be use as … Read more

Mortgage- Adjustable Interest Rate Loans

With the mortgage rates on the rise, the Adjustable Interest Rate Loans will more than likely start to go up and possibly give those homeowners the benefit of a lower rates initially. Mortgage interest rates are up just a little, but do not be dismayed, they are still viewed as low, compared to before the mortgage crisis. … Read more

Mortgage Banking Terms To Know

Mortgage Banking Terms There may be terms or definitions which are not included here. Mortgage Banker:  A firm or individual who originates loans for sale to other investors (such as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac) and usually is a depository institution. They usually service the loan also.  A mortgage bank is a state-licensed banking entity … Read more

Understanding Mortgage Underwriting And Processing

What you as the applicant should understand about mortgage underwriting and processing. Processing a loan and underwriting a loan is not a magic process. It is a well thought out structure to know that the loan being documented and reviewed meet all mortgage loan requirements. It includes but not limited to:   1) Does the … Read more