LTV Ratio Requirements for Loan Casefiles Underwritten through DU
Desktop Underwriter (DU) analyzes the risk factors in the loan casefile for all borrowers on the mortgage loan. Regardless of whether an individual borrower will be occupying the property as his or her principal residence, DU will consider the income, assets, liabilities, and credit of that borrower.
For DU loan casefiles, if the income of a guarantor, co-signer, or co-borrower is used for qualifying purposes, and that guarantor, co-signer, or co-borrower will not occupy the subject property, the maximum LTV, CLTV, and HCLTV ratio may not exceed 95% (unless a Community Seconds is part of the transaction, in which case the CLTV ratio may not exceed 105% where permitted in the Eligibility Matrix.
For additional information, see B2-2-04, Guarantors, Co-Signers, or Non-Occupant Borrowers on the Subject Transaction.