The New Mortgage Rules That Are Likely to Affect Your Next Home Purchase

From If you’re planning to buy a house next year — and unless you’re in a position to make an all-cash offer — chances are you’ll be affected by some significant changes occurring in the mortgage application process beginning in January. Several federal agencies are implementing new policies aimed at addressing lax underwriting standards that led to the housing market crash more than five years ago. The new policies could play a role in how much house you can afford. Read more: The new mortgage rules that are likely to affect your next home purchase – The Washington Post