We sold a home to Buyers who received approval by a mortgage company, and e icommiitment from Countrywide.

Asked by Barbara Mazzella, White Haven, PA Sun Jul 27, 2008

Three hours before scheduled closing, we received word from Title Company -- bank had pulled the loan -- self-employed buyer wi th too high debt to credit ratio. Why wasn't this realized before commitment and scheduing Closing? Never heard of this before. Has anyone had a similar experience?

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Keith Sorem, Agent, Glendale, CA
Sun Jul 27, 2008
Just curious, were both parties represented by a Realtor? In most cases, Realtors know that financing is an issue, and are "on top" of the financing aspect. Although I agree with the first post, it must have been a BIG reason to cancel the funding.

However, as noted, the fact is that the financing end of the transaction has gone through a big shift. Most Realtors would ask for back up financing. a back up lender.
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The Hagley G…, Agent, Pleasanton, CA
Sun Jul 27, 2008
The seller could have opened up another credit line, purchased a car, or created further debt that made their debt to income ratio too high. Lenders are getting more stringent with guidelines...they check, double check, triple check up until loan is funded.
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