Blog Category: loan approval

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Automated Underwriting Versus Human Underwriting

When you’re ready to buy a new home, one of the first things you have to do is take steps to get your financing in place. Mortgage approval is based in part on an automated underwriting process. It is beneficial to get a pre-approval letter from a mortgage lender before you even make an offer. Having your loan pre-approved can show a seller you are a serious buyer with adequate funds. You can also reduce the risk of the contract falling through.

Lenders typically use one of two underwriting processes for mortgage loans: automated and manual. Understanding the basics of how these types of loan approval work can give you confidence when applying for your mortgage. Read More

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Getting A Mortgage Loan With Child Support And/Or Alimony

Getting mortgages with child support and alimony is difficult. I have people ask me what the requirements are to count alimony or child support income towards qualifying for a mortgage.

First we need a copy of a divorce decree. Or the separation agreement if the divorce is not final. That explains all the terms of any alimony and child support. And any other financial arrangements that may have a positive or negative impact on your mortgage application. Read More