Helpful Hints

Things to Remember When Applying for a Home Loan

The following are some helpful hints to remember when applying for a home loan. Any one of these items can greatly impact your ability to qualify for a home loan so it is critical to keep the following things in mind until closing your loan.

Keep Copies of Everything

You will be required to submit many important documents with your loan application. Please keep a copy of all documents submitted with the loan application for your records and remember to include your return address on all mail correspondence.

Save All Bank Statements

Keep copies of all bank statements received from the time your loan application is submitted until your loan closes. Make sure you have the copies in your immediate possession as these statements may be needed throughout the loan process.

Hold It Right There! Keep Your Money Where It Is

It is best to leave your money right where it is until your loan is closed. Moving your money to a new bank or even a new account can impact the loan verification and final approval process.

Timely Payments Are A Good Habit To Have

It is important to make all payments on time. Your Mortgage Broker will advise you if it is necessary to pay off any bills to help you qualify for your loan. If paying off your bills is necessary, contact your Mortgage Broker for the best way to handle your payment.

It’ll Be There Tomorrow! Avoid Making Large Purchases!

Many borrowers make the mistake of buying a new car, furniture or other major purchases without realizing the impact it can have on their loan approval. A large monthly payment can affect the loan amount for which you qualify and during the loan process, can make affect your existing loan approval.

Avoid Changing Jobs

Changing jobs before or during the loan process can create a real problem in qualifying you for a loan, particularly if that job is a different line of work or at a lower salary or different compensation structure. During the loan process, it can also create time delays as the new job will need to be verified. Contact your Mortgage Broker to discuss options prior to making any changes to your employment.

*Please contact us if you have any questions about the above items. Your Mortgage Broker can help you get prequalified for a loan and advise you of your financing options. By keeping the above items in mind, you can look forward to a successful loan closing.