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Student Loan Debt: Can You Still Afford a Home?

While it is true that student loan debt impacts many parts of your life, it does not entirely impact your choice to obtain a mortgage. According to Student Loan Hero, 44.2 million Americans have student loan debt. You may be wondering, how exactly do student loans affect the mortgage process? On the downside, the more loans that you have, the harder it may be to afford a home. Don't worry, paying attention to these factors will increase your chances of obtaining a home:

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Are You the Best Candidate for a Home Loan?

 There are plenty of aspects that surround the home buying journey that are out of your control. One of the areas where you can actually influence the outcome with your mortgage lender is having a strong financial status. The more you can do to make yourself an attractive candidate for a loan, the better chance you have to get a lender to approve you – and these are things that can help you get the best rate, terms and assists with making you a preferred candidate.

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Credit Issues That May Affect Your Mortgage Loan-1

Credit Issues That May Affect Your Mortgage Loan

No doubt about it, applying for a mortgage can be a long and involved process that can leave you feeling drained and financially exposed. But it’s in your best interest to be transparent with your finances during this part of the home buying journey, particularly if you have issues that might hinder your loan approval. There are a number of credit issues that may affect your application for a mortgage loan; however, most of the challenges can be overcome.

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Can a Long Commute Affect Your Mortgage

Can a Long Commute Affect Your Mortgage?

There are so many things that can impact your ability to get a mortgage, and the rate and terms of that mortgage. Your credit history, your debt-to-income ratio, your job… and while you might be thinking that having a job is obviously important, there’s another job factor that can affect your mortgage: your commute. Long commutes can sometimes delay or derail a mortgage approval.

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