Avoid these real estate deal killers

Part 2 of 2: Navigating today's mortgage market

(This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1, “Loan approval tougher for prime borrowers, self-employed.”)

The days of easily obtaining mortgages are rapidly disappearing. Tougher lending standards are making it harder for buyers to qualify. To capitalize on this situation, you must understand how to navigate through the shifting lending environment.