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DTI: More Important Than Your Credit Score?
December 14, 2020

DTI: More Important Than Your Credit Score?

By definition, your debt-to-income ratio is a calculation of your total gross monthly debts or payments divided by your total gross monthly income. DTI is calculated both prior to a mortgage and with ...


4 Essentials to Smart Mortgage Decisions
July 6, 2020

4 Essentials to Smart Mortgage Decisions

Homeownership is a dream for many Americans, but most don’t know where to start or are crippled by fears that they’re not prepared. Getting the right mortgage for you is a big part of the homebuying p...


Smart Series: What You Need to Know About Our Non-Qualified Mortgages
April 19, 2022

Smart Series: What You Need to Know About Our Non-Qualified Mortgages

What is a Non-Qualified Mortgage (Non-QM Mortgage)? Simply put, non-qualified mortgages = non-traditional borrower options. Non-qualified mortgages (non-QMs) are ideal financing solutions for borrower...


How to Get a Mortgage When You’re Self-Employed: Newrez SmartSelf

How to Get a Mortgage When You’re Self-Employed: Newrez SmartSelf

What is a Non-Qualified Mortgage (Non-QM)? Non-qualified mortgages (Non-QMs) are ideal financing solutions for borrowers who may not meet the qualifying criteria for traditional mortgages (or qualifie...


7 Essentials for Good Personal Finance
October 2, 2020

7 Essentials for Good Personal Finance

Actually applying for a mortgage isn’t a lengthy process in and of itself, but it does take some legwork on the front end to make sure you’re prepared and well-positioned to get the best rate possible...


VA Loan Refinance Guidelines
October 21, 2021

VA Loan Refinance Guidelines

Can You Refinance a VA Loan? Yes. VA-backed loan products are available for refinancing. These loans can offer quicker turnarounds because they are not dependent on the open appraisal market. They are...


The 2022 Guide to the VA Loan
January 10, 2022

The 2022 Guide to the VA Loan

Service Requirements for a VA Loan To find an in-depth explanation of the eligibility requirements for VA home loan programs, check out the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. You can find an abbrevi...


What is a VA Jumbo Loan?
November 15, 2021

What is a VA Jumbo Loan?

Requirements for a VA Jumbo Loan VA jumbo loans require standard property and appraisal requirements. Additionally, the home must be a primary residence and it must pass basic inspections including fo...


The Single Female Home Buyer
June 14, 2021

The Single Female Home Buyer

Single Women Bought More Homes Than Single Men Last Year At the start of 2020, single women owned more homes than single men, and that statistic only grew as the year continued. In 2020, 19% of first-...