Mortgage Updates – January 2024

In the past month, there have been some interesting mortgage developments that you might want to know about.

First off, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) decided to shake things up a bit by changing the way they calculate loan-level price adjustments (LLPAs). This means that starting from May 1st, 2024, borrowers with higher credit scores might end up paying a bit more, while those with lower credit scores could see a reduction in fees. A bit of a cosmic twist, isn’t it?

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Mortgage Pre-Approval and the Debt-To-Income Ratio

Mortgage Reapproval and Debt to Income Ratios

The debt-to-income ratio (DTI) is one of the most important elements in obtaining a mortgage. It tells lenders how much income a borrower can afford to spend on monthly debt payments, including housing expenses, car loans, credit card bills, and more. If the DTI is too high, your mortgage application may be rejected or the lender may not offer you the best possible interest rate. Read More

How to Calculate Debt to Income Ratio for Mortgage Loans

Debt-to-Income Ratios

Debt to income ratio (DTI) is a financial tool that helps lenders assess your ability to make payments on a new loan. It helps them determine whether you’re a risky borrower who might not be able to make timely payments. The higher your DTI, the more likely you are to face a higher interest rate, or to be declined for a loan. When you know your DTI, you can make sure you’re prepared to handle any challenges that may arise. You’ll also have a good idea of whether it’s a good idea to take on new debt or to refinance an existing loan. Read More

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