Getting a mortgage can be an exhausting process. Lenders might dig into just about every aspect of your financial life, from your credit score to the amount of money you've got in your bank account. The whole thing can leave you feeling a bit exposed but fortunately, certain information is off-limits. Federal law outlines what lenders can and can't ask.
As you shop around for a mortgage, be aware that a lender who poses any of the following questions is crossing the line.