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First Florida Financial Group, LLC We Think Outside The Box

“We Think Outside The Box”

What Does “We Think Outside The Box” Mean To You?

“We Think Outside The Box” is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. We use this phrase to describe how we approach getting your home mortgage approved and closed when others can’t. To Think Outside The Box in the mortgage business is how we look for ways to get your loan approved and do not think of obvious things, but to think of the things beyond them.

How does “We Think Outside The Box” Help get your Florida Home Mortgage Loan Approved and Closed? 

Throughout our years of experience, we have developed relationships with the best mortgage lenders, credit unions, and banks that have one goal in mind, to get your loan approved and closed.

Here are a few examples of what our “Outside The Box Thinking” can do to get your loan approved and closed.

  • Self-employed borrowers, many times we can use only your most year’s recent tax return to qualify when your prior year taxes reflect a lower income.
  • Vehicle expense deductions, the IRS allows you to deduct 55 cents per mile as your deductible expense, but we only count 24 cents per mile for income-qualifying purposes.
  • We use our piggyback second mortgage to, get condo loans approved, keep your mortgage amount within the conventional loan limits so you can avoid a jumbo mortgage and also to avoid mortgage insurance (PMI) when you are putting less than 20% down.
  • Use your retirement account funds as qualifying income.
  • Utilize our rehab loan options when your home needs repairs to qualify for a VA, FHA or a conventional mortgage.
  • Use our Job Offer/Relocation Mortgage loans when you haven’t started your new job yet.
  • Eliminate your current primary residence mortgage expense from your (DTI) when it is listed for sale and hasn’t sold yet.
  • When your credit score is a little to low to qualify, we can do a rapid credit re-score.
  • We add back any home office expense deductions to your qualifying income.
  • We follow Fannie Mae and Freddie underwriting guidelines on conventional loans and don’t add any additional underwriting requirements like many banks and other lenders do.
  • We use your gross W-2 income, which means if you have pre-tax deductions like, 401K contributions and/or healthcare deductions, we add these pre-tax deductions back to your qualifying income even though it’s not listed as income on your W-2.

Has Your Loan Application Been Turned Down or Your Concerned You May Not Qualify for a Mortgage Because?

Not to worry our Loan Officers overcome these problems all the time, we know the Florida Mortgage Business and can Close Easy, Complex and Tough Deals. We do this by utilizing our “Outside The Box Thinking” to get you pre-qualified for the maximum loan amount possible while keeping your down payment and closing costs as low as possible.

Don’t just take our word for it, check out our prior client reviews!

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