Mortgages Becoming Easier to Obtain

In some parts of the country, borrowers with good credit are more likely to be able to borrow 95 percent of the purchase price than they were just a few months ago.

In Florida and other troubled markets credit remains tight and mortgage companies continue to scrutinize property appraisals, which makes it difficult for some borrowers to get financing. But in most areas of the country where prices are stabilizing or falling only slightly, standards are relaxing.

“We are starting to see...moderation," said Neil Librock, head of credit risk for Wells Fargo & Co.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, Ruth Simon (12/19/2009)

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