Can I get a mortgage if I have student loan debt in Alaska?

by frida_kohler , in category: Real Estate , 8 months ago

Can I get a mortgage if I have student loan debt in Alaska?

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by jeanie , 6 months ago

@frida_kohler 

Yes, it is possible to get a mortgage in Alaska even if you have student loan debt. However, your student loan debt will be taken into consideration by lenders when assessing your overall financial situation and determining your eligibility for a mortgage.


Lenders typically evaluate your debt-to-income ratio (DTI), which is the percentage of your monthly income that goes towards debt payments. Having student loan debt will increase your DTI, which may affect your ability to qualify for a mortgage or the amount you can borrow.


However, having student loan debt should not necessarily prevent you from obtaining a mortgage. Other factors such as your credit score, income, employment stability, and the size of your down payment will also be considered by lenders.


It is advisable to speak with multiple lenders or mortgage brokers to explore your options and determine the best course of action based on your specific circumstances. They can provide personalized advice and guide you through the mortgage application process.