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Commonly Asked Questions Answered by Jon Shibley

Who Qualifies?

Jon Shibley, President & CEO, Lenox Financial


Credit Requirements

Regardless of whether you are buying a home or refinancing in a loan with or without closing costs – you still have to qualify.  Certain credit, income, asset, and loan-to-value standards will always be required.


Not Everyone Qualifies

Sometimes people call and accuse us of false advertising, declaring ‘I couldn’t get a no closing cost mortgage.’  Well, you know what?  Someone who doesn’t have a driver’s license isn’t allowed to drive either.  Simple common sense dictates that you have to qualify for a no closing costs mortgage.  You have to make a certain amount of money.  You have to have a certain amount of credit.  You have to have a certain level of assets.  Otherwise it’s impossible to get these deals done. This is simply the bottom line!  You can’t expect to get a mortgage if you don’t qualify or if you are not a candidate. You can’t have a bankruptcy and tax liens all over the place and expect to get a mortgage with no closing costs or any mortgage for that matter.  So quite simply, not everyone can qualify for every mortgage, and a lot of people don’t qualify for any type of mortgage at all.