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Can Borrowers Be On The Loan and Not On Title?

We often have “title only” buyers, or buyers who want to be on the property’s title but who do not want to be on the loan. This is often the case with spouses, where one spouse might have credit issues that adversely impact financing terms. The spouse with good credit will be the only one on the loan (assuming she has enough income to qualify on her own) but both spouses will be on title.Read More

Correlating to Borrower With Lower Score; Paying Over Appraised Value; Not Referencing Inspections

Here are a few quick reminders. CORRELATING TO BORROWER WITH THE LOWEST CREDIT SCORE We received negative feedback from a frustrated borrower last week b/c we correlated our interest rate quote to her husband’s lower credit score (low 600s) when her score was in the 800s. We of course had no choice, as almost all […]Read More

When You Should Drop Your Husband

Yesterday, I received the following text from a savvy agent we have worked with for years: “I received an offer on a property and it’s ‘wife only,’ stating ‘husband is starting a business and that’s why he isn’t on the loan.’ I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. Does this mean the husband has […]Read More

“Title Only” Is OK; On Title But Not On Loan

Almost every lender is OK with “Title Only” transactions. These are transactions with a buyer who will be on the purchase contract and on title to the property at close, but not on the loan. This is relatively common in fact. We often leave buyers off of a loan if he does not have enough […]Read More