Serving Michigan Home Buyers

for Decades - Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties

owner

Daniel Litvin, PresidentNMLS #134188

How Much Can You Borrow

When buying a home, you should determine how much home you can afford, even before you begin looking.

The first step in obtaining a loan is to determine how much money you can borrow. When buying a home, you should determine how much home you can afford even before you begin looking. By answering a few simple questions, we will calculate your buying power, based on standard lender guidelines.

You may also elect to get pre-approved for a loan which requires verification of your income, credit, assets and liabilities. It is recommended that you get pre-approved before you start looking for your new house so you:

Top Reasons for Getting Pre-Approved

  • Allows you to focus your search for properties within your price range.
  • You’ll be in a better negotiating position because the seller knows your loan is already approved.
  • You will close your loan quicker!

More on Pre-Qualification

  • LTV and Debt-to-Income Ratios

    LTV or Loan-To-Value ratio is the maximum amount of exposure that a lender is willing to accept in financing your purchase. Lenders are usually prepared to lend a higher percentage of the value, even up to 100%, to creditworthy borrowers. Another consideration in approving the maximum amount of loan for a particular borrower is the ratio of monthly debt payments (such as auto and personal loans) to income. Rule of thumb states that your monthly mortgage payments should not exceed 1/3 of your gross monthly income. Therefore, borrowers with high debt-to-income ratio need to pay a higher down payment in order to qualify for a lower LTV ratio.

  • FICO Credit Score

    FICO Credit Scores are widely used by almost all types of lenders in their credit decision. It is a quantified measure of creditworthiness of an individual, which is derived from mathematical models developed by Fair Isaac and Company in San Rafael, California. FICO scores reflect credit risk of the individual in comparison with that of general population. It is based on a number of factors including past payment history, total amount of borrowing, length of credit history, search for new credit, and type of credit established. When you begin shopping around for a new credit card or a loan, every time a lender runs your credit report it adversely effects your credit score. It is, therefore, advisable that you authorize the lender/broker to run your credit report only after you have chosen to apply for a loan through them.

  • Self Employed Borrower

    Self-employed individuals often find that there are greater hurdles to borrowing for them than an employed person. For many conventional lenders the problem with lending to the self-employed is documenting an applicant’s income. Applicants with jobs can provide lenders with pay stubs, and lenders can verify the information through their employer. In the absence of such verifiable employment records, lenders rely on income tax returns, which they typically require for 2 years.

  • Source of down payment

    Lenders expect borrowers to come up with sufficient cash for the down payment and other fees payable by the borrower at the time of funding the loan. It is generally expected that these funds be borrower’s own saving, although a borrower may receive non-returnable gifts towards down payment and other loan fees.

To find the loan option that fits you best, contact us to get pre approved. It only takes about 10 minutes, can be done over the phone, and all the information we will need to know you will probably know right off the top of your head.

248-608-9120 to get your Mortgage rate today!

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Michael Dvorák
Michael Dvorák
04:17 28 Feb 20
Incredibly knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Made obtaining the correct mortgage for my situation stress... free. I would highly recommend if you want to feel comfortable making major financial decisions.Refinance update: When the rates dropped, Dan was able to lay out a simple plan to save me money. I felt safe the entire process because I was plainly given all the information needed to make decisions. If you want to feel safe asking any questions and get honest feedback then I cannot recommend better.Thanks again for another stress free experience.read more
barabolla1 .
barabolla1 .
18:50 26 Feb 20
This is my second time working with Dan and his team, and I couldn’t be happier! They are Friendly, professional and... quick to answer any questions you may have. They really put you at ease and step you through the mortgage process and make sure you understand what is happening every step of the way! I will continue to do my business through them and always recommend them to everyone I talk too!read more
chris kivlen
chris kivlen
23:02 28 Jan 20
We were extremely thrilled with our refinance experience that Dan provided. He went above and beyond to explain each... step of the process to both my significant other and I separately. There were a couple times we had a question and he responded immediately with an answer that was very easy to digest in an area where I had little existing knowledge of finance terms, etc. We were completing our refinance around the holidays and Dan called us from the office on Christmas Eve with the final numbers offering to answer any additional questions. He truly goes out of his way for each and every client regardless of the day. About a month after the refinance process was complete, we reviewed the checks we received and the numbers weren’t adding up. We called Dan to ask some follow-up questions and within minutes of taking a quick review of our file, he identified the exact amount on an additional check we would receiving and told us who to expect it from. We are so grateful to have found a broker so detail-oriented, hardworking, and compassionate about what he does. We recommend him to all family and friends that are in need of a broker and let them know that Dan will make what may appear to be a difficult/confusing process at first glance, very easy to understand. Thanks Dan!read more
Anthony Steffens
Anthony Steffens
15:10 21 Jan 20
We have worked with Dan and his team several times! He is super knowledgable and will take the personal time to... explain the entire process. He has and will find the best rates for sure! I have several friends and family members that have used him as well...with the same feedback. If you want someone you can relax and TRUST...go with Advantage Lending Corp! Dan and his team are there to protect you, and to make purchasing a home/mortgage an easy process. Thanks again Dan, we love the new home!!!read more
Lisa Fritts
Lisa Fritts
14:25 10 Jan 20
Dan is extremely knowledgeable!!! We are self-employed and income can be hard for the inexperienced loan officer to... figure out. Dan had no problem calculating the income. He was very professional and kept us informed on each step of the mortgage process. His processor, Melody, was extremely helpful and insightful as well. I highly recommend Dan as your mortgage guy.read more
Brian Vettraino
Brian Vettraino
11:18 27 Dec 19
I have used Advantage Lending Corp twice now and always give them out as a referral to others seeking a mortgage. Dan... and Melony are great to deal with and have a vast amount of knowledge. They go above and beyond to make sure you're at ease in making life changing decisions. Their communication thru the entire process makes you feel as if you're the most important client they have and you're treated as a friend, not just a customer always.read more
Shawn Greenleaf
Shawn Greenleaf
17:50 10 Dec 19
Dan and his team are top notch! They are the most honest and truthful team I have ever worked with. I have had many... mortgages through them and referred them to others and had the best prices and percentages around. In fact nobody came close. Thank you for all your hard work and always being a phone call away.read more
MarkO MOTO
MarkO MOTO
16:37 10 Dec 19
Dan and Melony were the most helpful and responsive mortgage brokers that my wife and I have ever worked within this is... our seventh mortgage. They were able to have our mortgage ready to close within 20 days. No other brokers could get this done. Hard working and thorough by far the best in the business.read more
Amy Bruce
Amy Bruce
14:16 19 Nov 19
If you are looking to buy a home for the first time, second time, refinance, or buy a second home, you need to contact... Dan! We have been working with him for many years now. We highly recommend him to everyone that is looking for a "mortgage guy". Several family members have also worked with him and were highly satisfied based on our recommendation. He is flexible and is able to work with your busy schedule. Dan takes care of every detail so that the process is easy and smooth. He is kind and knowledgeable. When we had an issue arise with our most recent transaction, Dan worked hard and solved the problem right away. Thank you, Dan!read more
Emily Hendrix
Emily Hendrix
11:36 30 Oct 19
Dan was awesome! This was my first home buyers experience, and I would definitely recommend Dan to anyone looking to... buy a home! He was always willing to explain any questions I had, and would call just to check up and see how the process was going. Dan was very informative and took the time to make sure I knew what steps to take as a first time home buyer. Dan was available if I had questions on the weekend and got my mortgage approved within a week. I appreciate all the time and work he put in to help be buy my first home!read more
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