This is a list of things to steer clear of when you are seeking to obtain financing for a home. The following items may prove to be a detriment when you wish to move forward with the loan process.
- Don’t buy or lease an auto! Lenders look carefully at your debt-to-income ratio. A large payment such as a car lease or purchase can greatly impact those ratios and prevent you from qualifying for a home loan.
- Don’t move assets from one bank account to another! These transfers show up as new deposits and complicate the application process, as you must then disclose and document the source of funds for each new account. The lender can verify each account as it currently exists. You can consolidate your accounts later if you need to.
- Don’t change jobs! A new job may involve a probation period, which must be satisfied before income from the new job can be considered for qualifying purposes.
- Don’t buy new furniture or major appliances for your new home! If the new purchases increase the amount of debt you are responsible for on a monthly basis, there is the possibility this may disqualify you from getting the loan, or cut down on the available funds you need to meet closing costs.
- Don’t run additional credit checks.
- Don’t attempt to consolidate bills before speaking with your lender!
- Don’t pack away important financial, legal, and tax information !!
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