Reasons for Mortgage Pre-Approval | Income

Part 5 of 5 | Reasons for Mortgage Pre-Approval  See the rest of the series. Reason #1:  Income for Approval Income is key to each home loan approval.  While figuring income seems simple, often it is not.  Underwriters apply several rules to figure your "effective income." Effective income is the income used to qualify someone for a home loan.   In other words, lenders use effective income as the "income" part of your debt to income ratio.  Various rules factor into effective income.  These … [Read more...]

Mortgage Pre-Approval | Tax Returns

Part 5 of 5 | Reasons for Mortgage Pre-Approval  See the rest of the series. Reason #1: Tax Return Hurdles While not every borrower needs to supply their tax returns during the home loan process, many do.  In fact, lenders often require tax returns in situations you may not think they would not.  Either way, thoroughly covering the tax return bases is a must. Why is this tax return due diligence advised?  Hidden road blocks tend to show up on tax returns.   Road blocks to loan approval.  … [Read more...]