Kevin Nguyen

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Does My Current Debt Affect Getting A New Mortgage?

When you apply for a new mortgage, the lender will evaluate your creditworthiness to determine whether to approve your application and what terms and interest rate to offer you. Your existing debt can affect your creditworthiness in several ways: Debt-to-income ratio (DTI): Your DTI ratio is the percentage of your monthly income that goes towards paying off debt. Lenders typically want to see a DTI ratio of 43% or less, meaning your debt payments don't exceed 43% of your gross monthly income. If … [Read More...]

An Overview Of Mortgage Points

Mortgage points, also known as discount points or origination points, are fees paid by borrowers at closing to reduce the interest rate on their mortgage loan. Each point typically costs 1% of the total loan amount and can lower the interest rate by anywhere from 0.125% to 0.25%. There are two types of mortgage points: discount points and origination points. Discount points are used to buy down the interest rate on the loan, while origination points are used to cover the lender's administrative … [Read More...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 30, 2023

Last week’s economic news included readings on new and pending home sales and inflation. The final monthly reading for May consumer sentiment was released along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims. Shortage of previously-owned homes for sale directs buyers to new homes Homeowners weren’t in a hurry to sell their homes due to the low mortgage rates they obtained during the pandemic. Current mortgage rates are higher than pandemic-era rates, which influenced … [Read More...]

What is the Difference Between a Reverse Mortgage and a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage?

A reverse mortgage and a home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) are both types of loan products that allow homeowners to tap into the equity they have built up in their homes. However, there are some important differences between the two. A reverse mortgage is a type of loan available to homeowners who are 62 years of age or older. With a reverse mortgage, the lender makes payments to the borrower, which can be taken as a lump sum, line of credit, or regular payments. The loan is paid back when … [Read More...]

Running A Quick Financial Health Check Before You Apply For A Mortgage

Getting a mortgage is a significant financial decision, and it is crucial to ensure that you are financially prepared before applying for one. Conducting a quick financial health check before applying for a mortgage can help you determine your financial standing and your ability to afford a mortgage payment. Here are some reasons why you should consider conducting a quick financial health check before applying for a mortgage: Check your credit score: Your credit score is an important factor … [Read More...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 22, 2023

Last week’s economic reporting included readings on U.S. housing markets, sales of previously-owned homes, housing starts, and building permits issued. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released. NAHB: U.S. Home Builder Confidence Rises in May The National Association of Home Builders reported a five-point gain in home builder confidence in current housing market conditions in May. The index reading for May rose to 50 in May as compared to April’s reading … [Read More...]