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By how much does co-signing a loan effect your purchasing power?

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2005-09-29 17:10:45
2005-09-29 17:10:45

It depends on the loan and your current credit. Remember that by co-signing a loan, you're taking liability for the contract. The bank looks at each one of these as a credit risk, and therefore will limit your purchasing power based on the amount of collateral you have in contrast to the amount of the loan, and your risk potential (or credit score). For instance, if you co-sign on a sibling's $30K loan, but only have a yearly income of $40K and have no house, you're likely to NOT be able to qualify for a decent mortgage rate. To them, it's YOUR liability!

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