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Spouse Not On Mortgage

Mark Cappel
UpdatedApr 17, 2024
Key Takeaways:
  • It is common for one spouse to be on the mortgage and title.
  • The mechanics for filing a one-spouse transaction vary by state.
  • Consult with your real estate agent for details on one-spouse transactions.

What is the form that is used when you are married, but purchase a home without the spouse being on the mortgage?

What is the form that is used when you are married, but purchase a home without the spouse being on the mortgage?

The situation you described is common -- one married person may appear on a mortgage or property title for myriad reasons. The name of what you called a form varies by state. In most states it is not even a form. The letter to the county clerk is often just called "recording instructions" or something equally non-descriptive. It is prepared by the title company or escrow company.

Consult with your real estate agent, title company, or attorney who is handling the transaction for the exact name of this document in your state.

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Mortgage rates April 10, 2024
According to Freddie Mac, the 30-year mortgage rate for the week of April 10, 2024 stands at 6.88%. This 6 basis points increase from the previous week's rate.
Additionally, Freddie Mac reports that the 15-year mortgage rate for April 10, 2024 is 6.16%, indicating a 10 basis points increase from previous week’s rates.
Note: A basis point is equal to one-hundredth of one percent (0.01%). In numerical terms, if the mortgage rate changes by 20 basis points, it means the rate has changed by 0.20%.

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KKevin, Apr, 2012
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