Five Things to Do When Your Mate Can't Qualify For a Mortgage

when a mate doesn't qualify for a mortgage
when a mate doesn't qualify for a mortgage

Being able to afford a home has inspired many couples to tie the home ownership knot, married or not. Even those who already own homes are looking at uber-low rates and running to refinance. But with lending guidelines tighter than a Nicki Minaj outfit, more and more wanna-be buyers are running into a major financial/romantic dilemma: one partner qualifies for the home loan, but the other's job record, credit blemishes or insufficient income fouls up the financing.

What's a couple to do when one partner can't qualify for the mortgage? Take these five steps: