Congratulations your offer was accepted and you’re now under contract! However, if you’re obtaining a mortgage you’re not out of the woods yet. There are numerous things that can blow up your financing and below are the top 8 mistakes home buyers make during the loan process that can blow up their financing.
8 Ways to Blow Up your Financing when Buying a Home
Do not change jobs, quit your job or work fewer hours decreasing your income. If you plan on changing jobs or get fired contact your loan officer immediately to discuss options.
Do not purchase big-ticket items, like a new car or furnishings for your new home. While it may not seem like a big deal buying big-ticketed items can easily blow up your financing.
Do not let anyone pull your credit, every time your credit is pulled it may lower your credit score and impact your loan eligibility.
Do not charge up your credit cards until after closing, it too can negatively impact your debt to income ratio and loan eligibility.
Do not spend money you saved for closing even if you plan on replacing it prior to closing. Moving money around can cause some major issues during the underwriting process.
Do not deposit any cash or large deposits into your bank account. In this case, cash isn’t king, your “money trail” needs to remain the same.
Do not pay bills late during the mortgage process because it may lower your credit score and again affect your loan eligibility. Set up auto-payments or pay bills in advance to ensure they get paid on time and there are no issues.
Do not change banks. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it can become a huge problem. Once again your money trail matters.
In order to make it to the closing table you need to make sure you don’t make any of the mistakes mentioned above. If for some reason you need to make a large deposit or switch banks discuss the best route with your loan officer.
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— Michelle Gibson (@WellingtonHomez) November 14, 2018
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About the Author
The above real estate article “8 Ways to Blow Up your Financing when Buying a Home” was written by Michelle Gibson of Wellington Florida Real Estate. Specializing in residential real estate since 2001 Michelle Gibson is experienced in assisting buyer’s, seller’s, landlord’s, tenant’s and would love to share her knowledge and expertise and guide you through the entire real estate process.
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