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How Does My Existing Debt Affect Getting A New Mortgage?

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Carrying debt is a common problem that people have. Some of the most common types of debt include student loans, credit cards, and motor vehicles. When you are interested in buying a new home, you often think about whether or not your debt is going to hurt your chances of qualifying for a new mortgage. Fortunately, you may still get a new home with that debt. There are several factors that may determine whether or not you qualify. Your Debt to Income Ratio The debt to income ratio is a major factor that the mortgage lender is going to consider…
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 4th, 2019

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Last week’s economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller on home prices, pending home sales data and the post-meeting statement announcement from the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee were released. Labor sector reports on jobs and the national unemployment rate were also released. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and initial jobless claims were also published. Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Slows in August Home price growth slowed by 0.20 percent in August for the first time since August 2018. Home price growth rates typically decrease in August as peak home-buying season passes. The Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index showed a geographical shift…
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When’s The Best Time To Buy A House?

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If you happen to want to move to a hot market for home sellers, here is some advice. Go looking for a home to buy when it is freezing outside or the weather is otherwise severe. Buying a home is both about finding one you like and beating out others if the market has buying competition.  Days On Market To find out the competition for a particular market, check the median number of days that a home is listed on the market before it sells. This is called the "days on market." In a hot seller's market, the median number…
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