Past foreclosures hinder affluent borrowers
According to the Wall Street Journal, jumbo borrowers are struggling to get another mortgage after going into foreclosure a few years back.
Affluent home buyers attempting to get back into real estate after defaulting on their home loan are finding that few lenders are willing to work with them. Those that do often impose long waiting periods, higher down payments and higher interest rates.
Since spring, lenders say they have increasingly been hearing from would-be buyers who went through foreclosure. "We get the calls routinely," says Al Engel, executive vice president at Valley National Bank, based in Wayne, N.J.