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Location and mortgages

Location can have big impacts in many matters regarding mortgages. For one, location can make a significant difference when a prospective homebuyer is looking to secure a mortgage for a home they would like to own.

Take, for example, a couple of things a recent Urban Institute study pointed to.

One thing the study indicated that location can impact is how big of a mortgage a homebuyer who is ultimately approved for such a loan may be able to get. The study found that, in some cities, lenders were more willing to give out mortgage loans that were a higher amount of the involved property’s overall value.

The study also pointed to location having the potential to impact what a given homebuyer would need to qualify for a mortgage loan. The study found that locations varied considerably in what lenders in the area, on average, required credit-score-wise for mortgage eligibility.

Why can location have these sorts of impacts when it comes to the mortgage approval process? Among the contributors are that the economic conditions, such as housing market conditions and the average income levels of those seeking to buy homes, that can impact what a lender would be willing to approve mortgage-wise can be quite different from place to place.

Location cannot only play a big role when a person is trying to get a mortgage, it can also be an influential factor when a person has fallen behind on making payments on such a loan, and is consequentially facing a possible foreclosure. This is because, here in the U.S., each state is different when it comes to what specific rules and processes it has when it comes to foreclosure. So, when a person is facing a foreclosure in the San Antonio area. they may want to promptly bring in an attorney knowledgeable in Texas foreclosure law to help them with tailoring their foreclosure defense to Texas’ particular foreclosure rules and procedures and the other details that could impact their case.

Source: San Antonio Express-News, “Location Plays A Part In Mortgage Approvals,” Aug. 25, 2016

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