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Should You Ask Someone to Co-Sign Your Mortgage?

If you’ve found the house of your dreams but are having trouble qualifying for a mortgage, you could ask another person to co-sign your mortgage. Here are some things to consider.

Reasons to Have a Co-Signer

Buying your first house, high credit card balances or a poor credit history are all valid reasons for having a co-signer.

Co-Signer Considerations

If you ask someone to co-sign a mortgage, expect them to have legitimate reservations.

Doing so will increase their debt-to-income ratio.

Should You Ask Someone to Co-Sign?

Before you ask someone to co-sign, make sure you can afford the monthly mortgage payments.

If you have any doubts, put off home buying until you save more money and improve your credit score.