Mortgage interest rates just fell to their lowest point in 2017! This week’s rate is 4.08% vs. 3.58% a year ago.
One fact not so widely reported is that requirements to get a mortgage have eased also. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) quantifies the availability of mortgage credit each month with their Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI). The higher the MCAI number, the easier it is to get a mortgage. Get your scores and see where you are in the rankings. It’s never too late to start improving.
Here is a chart showing the MCAI over the last several months.
At the same time FICO Score requirements (the credit score which helps determine a buyer’s eligibility) has been falling over the last five months:
That means that buyers with less than perfect credit histories now find it easier to qualify for a mortgage than before. We have a couple of great lenders we would be happy to refer you to in order to find out what sort of mortgage you could qualify for. No cost or obligation for this service.
Visit our special buyer website, NHCoastLHomes.com today and pick out your new home. The timing is great right now to make owing your own home a reality.
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