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Qualifying for a Mortgage

Qualifying for a mortgage is an important first step in making a home or business purchase. In fact, your ability to qualify for a loan (and the terms for which you are eligible) will decide how much house you can afford. Issues such as your interest rate and whether you can become prequalified for a mortgage loan are extremely important matters, especially for first-time buyers. Determining whether you can afford a mortgage involves a calculation which takes into account your earnings, expenses, employment (and employability), and credit history. Lenders take your credit score in particular very seriously. While it may seem complicated and unnecessary, it's very important to know what you can afford before you even start shopping for a home.

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