My daughter will need to be in off campus housing this year. The cheapest way for her to do this is if I co sign. How will this effect my process other than needed a LOE to explain my credit check? Example will this be looked at as a debt?
I am almost certain NACA will calculate this into your debt since co-signing is essentially you taking responsibility for the payments if the other person doesn’t make them. I would discuss it with your MC for sure.
During my process I had recent inquiries on my credit from shopping for mortgages, which my MC said was fine since I did not accrue any new debt. I was only required to write a LOE. For the one instance where I did accrue new debt, I had to pay it off and provide proof of payoff before my MC would submit my file to underwriting.
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