Income flexibility help to meet the diverse needs of today’s home buyers by expanding access to creditworthy, low- to moderate-income borrowers. The non-occupant borrower income flexibility allows a parent, or anyone else willing and financially able, to be a borrower on the loan.
Example: A millennial couple is buying their first home, and his mother would like to help. She is willing and able to be a borrower on the mortgage loan, but she will not live in the home. Because the borrower’s mother will be an actual borrower on the mortgage loan, her income and liabilities are considered from a qualifying perspective and will be included in the combined debt-to income (DTI) ratio.