Tag Archive for: debt ratios

Debt Ratios: The Difference Between Owning vs. Leasing a Car

Lenders today have multiple rules they must follow in order to be in compliance with federal and state regulations. One of those regulations can be found in the “Ability to Repay,” or ATR rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, back in 2014. Affordability was inserted after regulators discovered more and more […]

Underwriting Exceptions: What They Are And Why They’re Needed

You’ve heard me talk before about the importance of the secondary market as it relates to the mortgage industry. Understanding how underwriting works and why there are exceptions is just as important when it comes to your mortgage. Mortgage Industry Overview There is both a primary and a secondary market in real estate finance. The […]