It’s not uncommon for retired homeowners to want to relocate or downsize.
Yet if the move involves buying a house and financing that purchase, they may discover that qualifying for a mortgage is a bit different from the last time they bought a home. Not only have lenders tightened their credit during the pandemic, retirees generally have left a steady paycheck behind.
“It can get tricky for retirees,” said Al Bingham, a mortgage loan officer with Momentum Loans in Sandy, Utah. “You can have a lot of money but show very little income and have difficulty qualifying for a mortgage.
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