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Know How Your Numbers Work When Applying for a Mortgage

When it comes to getting a lender’s approval to buy or refinance a home, there are 3 key numbers that affect your ability to qualify for a mortgage and how much it will cost you — your credit score, debt-to-income ratio, and loan-to-value ratio. Here’s a rundown of what they are and why they matter. Credit Score You’re …

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Conforming Loan Limits Will Increase Nearly 7.5%

Last Tuesday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that conforming loan limits will increase from $510,400 to $548,250 in 2021 marking the fifth straight year of loan limit increases. Most counties in California will now have high balance limits as well, these can be as high as $822,375. For context, a conforming loan is a type of mortgage that …

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