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Published April 07, 2021

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How does DU analyze liquid assets?

Liquid Assets

DU analyzes the value of liquid assets entered in the loan application in its risk assessment. Assets may be excluded from the  loan application if the borrower can qualify without them.

DU considers the following assets  liquid assets: Bonds, Bridge Loan Proceeds, Cash-on-Hand (for certain HomeReady loans only), Cash Value of Life Insurance, Certificate of Deposit, Checking, Gift (not deposited), Gift of Equity, Grant (not deposited), Individual Development Account, Money Market, Mutual Fund, Net Equity, Other Liquid Asset, Proceeds from Real Estate Property to be sold on or before closing, Proceeds from Sale of Non-Real Estate Asset, Retirement, Savings, Secured Borrowed Funds, Stocks, Stock Options (vested), and Trust Account.

Note: Some of these asset types may not be available in the lender’s loan origination system. 

Non-Liquid Assets

DU does not consider the amount of non-liquid assets. Non-liquid assets do not have to be verified, and will not be identified in a verification message.

DU considers the following assets non-liquid assets: Cash Deposit on Sales, Net Worth of Business, Other Non-Liquid Asset, and Unsecured Borrowed Funds.

Note: Some of these asset types may not be available in the lender’s loan origination system.

For additional information, see B3-4.4-01, DU Asset Verification.

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