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Debt to Income Mortgage Qualifications

Debit to income Mortgage qualifications

What is Debt-to-Income Ratio? If you decided to buy one of the Florida homes for sale you’ll need to know your debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Simply put, it is the calculation of how much of your monthly income goes to debt payments. Mortgage lenders look at the debt to income ratio to see how much they…

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Understanding Construction Loans

Construction Loan lenders

What is a Construction Loan? Construction loans are temporary loans used to pay for the building cost of a home. They are relatively short term, and a lender usually takes an ownership interest in the building. It is designed for construction and has features such as interest reserves, where repayment capacity is based on something…

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Calculating You Monthly Payments

Monthly Loan Payments

Calculating your monthly payments One of the most important factors to consider when buying a new home is affordability.  As a general rule, mortgage payments should not exceed 30-40 percent of your monthly take-home pay.  When calculating affordability for FHA loans you can use 45% of your monthly income for service debit that would show…

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Understanding Mortgage Rates when Buying

Mortgage rates

Mortgage Rates; How & why do they change. Mortgage rates are mostly defined by the secondary market, where they are bought and sold. The two government agencies whose job is to keep the secondary market stable are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.   These two government agencies not only help to establish the current mortgage rates…

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