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It’s a great time for Portsmouth NH home buyers!

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.

Here is a chart showing the MCAI over the last several months.

Higher numbers mean easier credit for Portsmouth NH home buyers.

Portsmouth NH mortgage credit availability index. Higher is better.

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:

Portsmouth NH FICO score requirements

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.

We can help you own a home of your own in Portsmouth NH

You can own a home of your own in Portsmouth New Hampshire

Visit our special buyer website, today and pick out your new home. The timing is great right now to make owing your own home a reality.

Click here to see and hear what other buyers have said about working with Ann and Jim to find their new home in the New Hampshire Seacoast or southern Maine.

Give us a call today and let’s get started find you the perfect home.

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