When you are thinking about buying a house, you're probably envisioning the memories you'll make in your new home, the great family dinners and nights hanging out with friends. Your thoughts may not initially stray into terms like "debt-to-income (DTI) ratio" or "credit score." You will be more familiar with terms like these as you undergo the mortgage process. In this … [Read more...] about Debt-to-Income Ratio: What is it and How is it Used by Lenders?
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You may have noticed that mortgage rates have gone down compared to when you bought your home years ago. Or maybe you'd like to change your loan term. Maybe you'd like to switch to a 15-year mortgage from a 30-year mortgage. On the other hand, you may have a 15-year mortgage as your existing mortgage but need to reduce the amount you pay per month (some people choose … [Read more...] about How to Refinance a Mortgage Step by Step