Does shopping for a mortgage get your nerves in a tangle or give you little fizzes of excitement? The reality of shopping for a mortgage is that it will feel different than poking through online listings, driving around suitable neighborhoods or talking through real estate "how-tos" with a real estate agent. Shopping for a mortgage is a more number-crunching process … [Read more...] about How Do You Shop Around for a Mortgage?
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When you first thought about purchasing a home, you probably jumped online to do some basic research. You may have wondered about what information you need to share with a lender or mortgage broker to buy a home. Here's one piece of the puzzle: Lenders want to verify that you have a good debt-to-income (DTI) ratio. But what exactly is a DTI ratio? Your DTI … [Read more...] about How to Calculate Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI) Yourself