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THE DOíS/DONíTíS WHEN APPLYING FOR A LOAN

THE DOíS/DONíTíS WHEN APPLYING FOR A LOAN

 

Updated:†††††††† June 3, 2018

The process of applying for a home purchase loan is significantly different than trying to acquire any other form of credit. Any of the following situations can seriously impact your ability to qualify for a home loan. If you are contemplating the purchase of a home, you will find it helpful to avoid the following situations. If one of the following unavoidably occurs, contact your loan officer immediately. After escrow has closed (recorded) on your purchase, these items will not then have any direct affect on your loan.

 

†† DONíT suddenly close, move, withdraw or deposit large amounts of cash into your checking or savings account without the ability to ďsourceĒ the funds (i.e.; determine where the funds came from). If it is absolutely necessary to transfer funds, contact your loan officer.

 

†† DONíT cash in an IRA, stocks, annuities, savings bonds, etc. without checking with your loan officer first.

 

†† DONíT make any new purchases, including cars or furnishings for the new house. An increase in your credit card balances or a new credit account opening can affect the way your application is viewed.

 

†† DONíT sell personal property, a car or other asset without checking with your loan officer. Depending upon the asset, an appraisal may be required and copies of sale and transfer may need to be documented.

 

†† DONíT quit your job unless you already have a new one in the ďsame employment fieldĒ. If you MUST change your job position or employer, notify your loan officer immediately.

 

†† DONíT go on vacation or out of town as there are lots of papers and forms to be completed that will require your signature(s).

 

†† DONíT shop for, lease or buy a vehicle or other large purchase. A new loan could affect your qualification process.

 

†† DONíT co-sign or otherwise obligate yourself on a loan for someone else (i.e.; children, relatives, friends, etc.)

 

†† DONíT open or apply for a new credit card. This includes store offers that provide a discount for your purchase if you open an account.

 

†† DONíT be late with any mortgage, rent or credit payments. Continuing to pay every obligation is critical.


 

ON THE OTHER HAND

 

†† DO advise your loan officer of any ďgift fundsĒ you may acquire. There is a procedure required for receiving and depositing such funds.

 

†† DO report anything (good or bad) that you feel might impact your loan qualification. This includes any raise or promotion.

 

†† DO begin shopping for your property insurance. You will not need evidence of insurance until your loan is approved, but waiting until the last minute may delay the close of escrow should there be any required inspections or repairs by the insurance company.

 

†† DO notify your landlord after you receive your final approval. After your loan officer has pre-approved your loan file, you may want to notify your landlord that you MAY be moving. Advise them that you will provide a required notice should you actually be moving.

 

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF ANYTHING, CALL YOUR LOAN OFFICER!

 

 

 

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