Since December 2007, mortgage lending guidelines have changed very quickly and often without notice.
Some of the more well-known changes include:
- Broad restrictions on stated income home loans
- Broad restrictions on 100 percent financing
- “Risk-based fees” for credit scores under 740
Some of the lesser-known restrictions relate to property type and occupancy status as well as debt-to-income levels and mortgage payment histories.
Because of the number of changes and their collective scope, home buyers should be prudent and get re-pre-approved for their home loan.
Even if you last spoke with your loan officer four weeks ago, it’s important to know how market changes could ultimately impact your home loan approval.
The market really is that different. Talk to your loan officer about a re-pre-approval today.