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What Do You Actually Need To Get A Mortgage?

What Do You Actually Need to Get a Mortgage? | Keeping Current Matters

Fannie Mae recently released their “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study. The study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when purchasing a home. Here are three takeaways:

  • 59% of Americans either don’t know (54%) or are misinformed (5%) about what FICO score is necessary
  • 86% of Americans either don’t know (59%) or are misinformed (25%) about what an appropriate Back End Debt-to-Income (DTI) ratios is
  • 76% of Americans either don’t know (40%) or are misinformed (36%) about the minimum down payment required

To help correct these misunderstandings, let’s take a look at the latest Ellie MaeOrigination Insight Report, which focuses on recently closed (approved) loans.


Average FICO Score | Keeping Current Matters


Average Back End DTI | Keeping Current Matters


Average Down Payments | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

Whether buying your first home or moving up to your dream home, knowing your options will definitely make the mortgage process easier. Your dream home may already be within your reach.

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Newest Listings Somerset Downs Hendersonville TN

Newest Listings Somerset Downs Hendersonville TN as of 9/30/15

This subdivision located just off Long Hollow Pike in Hendersonville TN has a lot to offer homeowners.  Area shopping, walking trails, and other amenities are just minutes from the city but you still have that “in the country” feel.  Looking for a new home?  Look no further.

  • 20 Active Listings
  • 11 New Construction
  • 5 Under contract

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