I have a lender who has approved us at $325, decent score 668, income about $96k, we need a higher loan amountof about $15 - $25K,

Asked by Maritza, Long Beach, CA Tue Jan 29, 2013

will another lender gives additional money if we shop around? I want to keep our options open, and we have calculated that we can afford about $2400 per month.

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Shane Milne, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, South Jordan, UT
Tue Jan 29, 2013
Maritza - it all depends on what your monthly payments are on your consumer debt (car loans, credit cards, student loans, etc.), as from an initial glance $96k/year should qualify for a much higher sales price than $325k if you have no consumer debt payments, and even if you have $1k/mo in consumer debt payments. Sounds like your loan officer isn't explaining what is preventing you from qualifying for more, is that the case?

Shane Milne | Lending in all 50 states | NMLS #81195
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Team Melendez, Agent, Los Alamitos, CA
Tue Jan 29, 2013
I agree with the other Realtors please check around. give us a call so we can help you, Team Melendez

Melody & Robert Melendez
Keller Williams
562 552 1500
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Lourdrie McN…, Agent, Long Beach, CA
Tue Jan 29, 2013
Hi Maritza,

Always good to get a 2nd or even a 3rd opinion. Not all lenders have the same loan programs, shop around for the best program for you is always the best answer.

Best of luck in your new home search.

Lou McNamee
Coldwell Banker
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MIKE PANDAZOS, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Burbank, CA
Tue Jan 29, 2013
Hi Maritza,
Not a bad idea to have another lender take a look at your file. Feel free to contact me today and I'll be glad to work on it and Pre-Approve you for the maximum loan amount possible within guidelines. No obligation.

Thank you,

Mike Pandazos
Loan Officer
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