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Want A Mortgage? Give Us Your Birth Certificate

By Scott Sheldon / September 14, 2014

In the compliant world of securing a mortgage these days, many are realizing explanations and full supporting documentation are now considered to be the ‘norm’. Lenders must validate a borrower really is who they say they are. One way a mortgage lender verifies a borrower’s identity is validating their Social Security Number. The catch? If…

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