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Old 10-01-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Is it likely we will have difficulty obtaining a vacation home mortgage where the total of both payments, insurance, taxes and applicable maint fees (vacation home is a condo) are about 54% of our take home (about 40% of our gross)? The 2nd mortgage is a 15 year. Putting 20% down, no other debt and perfect credit. And let's say we have 100% of the mortgaged amount of the 2nd home in savings and obviously can prove it (it wouldn't be under our mattress).
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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You are qualified using your gross income. If your debt ratio is only 40% of gross and you have FICO's over 700, you should be able to qualify.

From the information you provided, i think you have a real good chance.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Thanks...
A follow-up question.

Is there any reason or advantage to NOT use the same lender as is on our primary home?
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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In my opinion, you would do better contacting a broker. Most consumers think by going directly to their bank or lender they cut out the middle man and thus get a better deal. Banks know people think that and price accordingly.

I have refinanced severaly people that work for banks and they used me cause i could get them a better deal.

Definitely call your lender and ask what they could do but also call a broker and compare the options. Work with whom you feel can provide you the best advice, best service and best overall deal.
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