Three major concerns in mortgage loan underwriting have again come to the forefront with underwriters. Those three items, Credit, Collateral and Capacity are the three legs of intelligent underwriting in todays Real Estate Mortgage industry. What are some of the things that effect these three legs and what changes are new (again) in the consideration of underwriters. You can read the entire post here in my post on Eugene Loan Guy.
I would have thought that some of these points were just common sense, but as is evident with the foreclosure rate and amount of defaulting mortgage loans, obviously, common sense didn't have a lot to do with underwriting in many cases in the past few years.