The Debt-to-Income Ratio, also known as “DTI Ratio”, are simply a couple of percentage representing applicant debt compared to their total income. Lenders use mortgage debt-to-income ratio percentages to evaluate a borrowers ability to repay them as agreed. Maximum debt-to-income ratios may vary based upon the mortgage program and the lender. Read More
The concept of conventional loans dates back to 1938 during the depths of the Great Depression. That’s when The Federal National Mortgage Corporation, also known as ‘Fannie Mae‘, was founded by the United States Government. Read More
What is a Conventional Loan?
A conventional loan by definition is any mortgage not guaranteed or insured by the federal government. Conventional loans can be either “conforming” or “non-conforming”, although conventional loan requirements generally refer to mortgage guidelines that ‘conform’ to government sponsored enterprises (GSE’s) like Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Therefore, when you’re searching for more information on ‘conventional loans’, ‘conforming loans’ or ‘conventional conforming loans’, you’re likely referring to the same thing. Read More
Anybody that’s applied for a mortgage in America during the last 5 years knows how difficult the process has become. Mortgage lenders have tightened loan requirements to the point that even people with good income and credit can’t get a loan. Read More