Corcoran offers mortgage tips

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Securing financing for a new home is a difficult task, but with mortgage rates remaining historically low, Barbara Corcoran, founder of the Corcoran Group, believes it’s not the time for homeowners to sit on the sidelines. Corcoran told the “Today” show that the government’s backing out of the mortgage market will “shoot rates up” soon and buyers should act now. Among Corcoran’s tips for securing a mortgage are rock solid credit scores, and a reasonable debt-to-income ratio — between 30 and 45 percent, she said.

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